The Making Of … A Contact Page

August 3, 2018

When Daisy and Poppy were puppies

…I worked really hard on ‘sit’ and ‘stay’ with them. I’d often pick up my camera and use it as a chance to take some photos of them at the same time. Daisy would sit and stare intently at me with her ears alert and nose twitching, and I could sense her wondering how much longer she’d have to wait for a treat, impatiently wanting to get to it but determined not to give in. And Poppy would just copy Daisy.

Now, every time I get the camera out, they sit and look at me; expecting treats! The trouble is, it’s become very hard to shoot anything when they’re around without them wanting to join in!

I’d forgotten this when I started setting out props for an image to go on my website contact page.

 

I had a beautifully styled flat-lay in mind

… but the pups had other ideas. I’m just getting started with a test shot when Daisy appears and wants in on the action…

I’ll let her explain what happened from there since she’s the star of the show!

 

ooh, the camera’s out. I’ll sit down because there’s bound to be something in it for me…

 

I’m getting tired of waiting…

 

I think I’ll take a nap…

 

hmmm, still no sign of any treats and Mum is laughing at me. I’ll carry on snoozing then…

 

Poppy was wondering what the giggling was for and has come to investigate…

 

Four big sad eyes will work, surely?

 

I’ve been waiting the longest so I wink at Mum to make sure she gives me the biggest treat…

 

Poppy might have given up but I’m determined, y’know…

 

Do I really have to look at the camera? Can’t we just do some natural shots?

 

Oh, go on, then…

After this shot, Mum gave up and decided to embrace the fur! Yay! When will she learn that the unplanned shots are usually the best ones?!

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