Lily is one of the most cooperative dogs I've ever photographed. She is also ridiculously photogenic, with those super long eyelashes framing her large deep brown eyes.
Lily had the perfect perch in front of the fireplace. She was completely still for such a long time! At one point I asked her owner to remove her collar, fully expecting Lily to get up and run around. Nope. She stayed completely still staring at me and I resumed the photographs. If I hadn't seen her walk around when I first got to her house I'd have thought she was a mannequin dog.
Usually I don't photograph animals in black and white but this one really suited the high contrast of black and white. The shadow behind her makes for a more dramatic look, and the dark blanket slung over the chaise lounge makes her ears really stand out. Tyra Banks would say "You're looking fierce!"
And finally, the Christmas card I designed. I made the first photograph on this page into a watercolor. It really suited that particular portrait. When this family mentioned they wanted Christmas cards, I knew the watercolor would add a special touch to the custom design. Love it!
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