June 6th 2020 I was invited to shoot a limited edition session up in Parksville, BC with Canis Major Bulldogs and her 6- 5 month old Bull Dogs. It was an absolute blast to work with so many puppies on the beach and the weather was just perfect. So, here are some of the images from that day, I hope you enjoy the chonk, and the wrinkles.
I always wonder how owners decide on a pets name don’t you? Well I decided to ask this little gems mum a few questions about her name, why she picked it and what they like to do together.
Question: What kind of dog is she, and how did you come up with her name. Was it Stevie Nicks as inspiration?
Stevie’s Mum: I like the name Stevie, and I thought it would be cute for such a little tomboy puppy like her to have a name of Stevie. The name seems to be catching on but when I picked it she was and in my eyes is the one and only Stevie. Oh yea, she is a minnie aussie/sheltie mix, and she is 11 months old.
Question: So what activity do you just adore doing with your dog?
Stevie’s Mum: Stevie and I adore hiking around taking in the sites of Vancouver Island. We live is such a gorgeous place, you can hike to the top of a mountain or stroll along a beach it’s the best thing to do with my girl. Plus she seems to love it. Another thing I like is working with Stevie on different training commands, it’s a great way to create a tight bond, oh and of course, after all that we just loooove to snuggle.
Question: How many fur babies are in the family?
Stevie’s Mum: So far Stevie is an only child.
Question: When you had your session, what were your expectations?
Stevie’s Mum: I was a bit worried I might not be able to get Stevie to follow commands or hold positions long enough to capture great photos. Stevie is still a puppy and you know how they can be, particularly since we were shooting outdoors. There could be so many distractions, and I had not considered bringing props or toys. I shouldn’t have worried though Kim had some squeaky toys, and that help kept her attention. Although the BEST thing to get Stevie’s attention was the different animal noises Kim would make. The best one was an oinking one. That got a few images of Stevie with her ears perked up wondering what it was making the noise.
Question: Do you have anything to share with someone booking a session with Kim?
Stevie’s Mum: Don't go into the session with to many expectations, or be too stressed out. It may feel a bit much but just let it flow naturally and Kim will deliver awesome photos of your pet!
Bob Segar or best known as ‘Segar’ swung by with is humans back in June 2019 for a very cute puppy session. He comes from a littler just across the street from my home, and we think he is a mix of Great Dane, and Werminer and Lab, to be honest no one is quite sure but the bigger Segar gets the more GD seems to shine through.
Segar was still very young when we worked together I think he was around 16 weeks old and just a joy. He honestly sat and posed like a champ no issues! I mean look at the images of him below. What a regal dude.
The entire session his humans were oohing, and ahhhing and so proud of how good a boy he was being. (He really was, it was minimal treats for this boy, he nailed it)
On a side note, I just love working with black on black for dogs, the images just look so striking.
Anyhow, Segar, I hope will get an update to his images at his 1 year mark… and then we can really see how big he is. For now enjoy his little puppy faces.
Kim is a pet and people photographer who likes to think of herself as someone who can give you the opportunity to time travel through portraits. The blogs are of sessions, tips, tricks, and behind the scene video's to get to know more about what she does and how.