This Great Dane was a natural in front of the camera. Molly was always calm and gentle which made it easy to do a photo shoot with other dogs around.
Nick is a German Shorthair with a sweet nature and love for the outdoors. His ideal day would be pointing at pheasants while on the hunt then returning home to sleep in the back of their Jeep. He has a wonderful habit of leaning into people he likes while he calmly watches the action swirly all around. So handsome as well.
The bond between Nick and Roy comes from a lifetime of living with a man he totally trusts. Maturity and time have been good to them both.
Although their photo shoot was outside, we were actually in our RV campground. Nick was digitally cutout and placed on a new background. Wish we had a nice photo of a pheasant, but I think Nick would help hunt geese as well.
Taffy is whispering, “More tennis balls please!” You only have to be in the dog park with Taffy once to know she loves balls. First she says hello to all the humans, then she commandeers a ball—and keeps it. Her favorite game is to play keep away, but with our puppy, Finn, she lets him have the ball sometimes and then gently tries to get it back. Oh, and she loves to hug Finn. Really, on her back and hugging him. Such a sweetheart she is!
Sometimes the best surprises are subtle and nearly missed. Taffy was very patient while her humans were posing for quite awhile. Then she had enough and made it clear she wanted to be in on the action. She immediately went to the perfect spot and sat looking at the camera like a professional model. Such a friendly, fun and delightful girl—she stole our hearts.
Anyone who meets Freckles remembers her. Fun. Playful. Full of energy and love, the Aussie mix loves to run and play. She really could teach folks how to have fun! This composite photo was made by cutting Freckles out of the dog park background and creating a custom skateboard just for her. The background seemed to fit her adventurous spirit.
While fun to call J.D. the sheriff, it really is to limiting for this character. J.D. has enough personality for 10 dogs and isn’t shy about letting everyone know it.
This composite was created by cutting out J.D. and his goreous tail from another image and combining them with a misty background.
J.D.’s owner is quite a character herself. She is a premier artist with wildflowers and makes hundreds of greeting cards with them each year. Joan’s premiere cards are of Sunbonnet Sue meticulously made with dried local wildflowers. In honor of her craft, I created this custom portrait of A Sunbonnet J.D. using digital images and scrapbooking background. In total, there are about 40 layers in Photoshop to get this result. Once again his beautiful tail was cutout and repositioned for balance. Bee happy, J.D.!
This composite was created with a J.D. cutout in Photoshop which was added to a purchased scrapbooing kit frame, paper and digital images of embroidered flowers. This was made in honor of his owner’s hobby of pressed wildflower greeting cards. She is known in Alpine, Arizona, for her artistic eye and attention to detail.
This was a simple composite of Lulu cutout from the photo shoot in our RV campground and placed on a new background. For a realistic effect, lighting and shadows are important to consider when placing cutouts on a new background.
Another composite of Lulu only flipped so she looks right. The Black River photo was shot just the day before, but the little chipmunk was added with Lulu in Photoshop.
In honor of her owners who are from Holland, Maike was cutout of the RV campground photo shoot in Photoshop and added to the new background. Cutting out an image in Photoshop can take up to 1.5 hours. This composite is one of the more simple ones because it was just Maike and the background.
It is amazing to us to see how the background and lighting of different backgrounds work together to create a whole new mood. This image was taken in front of a shed in our RV campground. Molly’s owners, Don & Laurie, say that look of surprise and/or fear fit her perfectly in this new situation. This same cutout on other backgrounds shows her appearing perfectly comfortable. How fun is that? Maggie is a mature Great Dane.
Another composite of Maike added to a different background. The photo shoot was in front of a shed in our RV campground. She looks well suited to this background instead, yes?
While shuffling through a large collection of high resolution backgrounds, I impulsively decided to place a Molly cutout in a city scene. She looks so regal and well suited there, don’t you think?
We really love how versatile Molly was for several different backgrounds composited in Photoshop. This favorite matches the cutout Molly to a beautiful background. We added the urn of flowers and beam of light.
Teyo is a sweet boy who liked being included in this photo shoot. Of course, he like the treats we offered as well.
For winter pleasure nothing beats snowballs for this wonderful labador. Owners are Lynn & Jim Thomas.
A collage fo the pets we photographed during the summer of 2018. So much fun!