Double Sunrise

Oh boy, it was an early start to get this shot but so worth it!

My alarm went off at 5:10 AM... and 5:12 AM... and 5:14 AM. Yes, I programmed a total of five alarms to wake me up to make sure I wasn't late to this photo shoot! I couldn't fall asleep the night before this shoot out of excitement to meet Master, a Belgian shepherd, so by the time we met for portraits in the early morning hours I was running on just three hours of sleep. Luckily photographing dogs as handsome as this boy gives me an extra boost of adrenaline.

The 52-week Pet Photography Project challenge for this week was Reflection. We caught the sun coming up over the water and I angled the camera to catch this double sunrise - one sun over the treetops, and one sun as a reflection in the water. When Wendy tipped her head to gaze at Master, it formed a little circle under her chin to create a second burst of light mirroring the rays above. This might be my favorite photograph I've ever taken.

To see more in the 52-week Pet Photography Project, check out Jodie from Pawtrait Purrfection, serving Pets and People in Ipswich, Australia. Keep clicking through the links and you'll wind up back here. Thanks for reading!