Excitement was the order of the day for this portrait shoot featuring not one, not two, but six Great Danes. Most of the doggies are rescues, one is blind, another is deaf, so this was quite a challenging shoot to undertake. I rely on using treats and squeaky noises to get head tilts and gorgeous portraits so I had to draw on some ninja skills here.
As it’s impossible to transport six Great Danes without a ten ton truck, I went to their home for the shoot, taking with me a portable back drop, a reflector and a little bit of luck.
This is Titan, he’s a Great Dane mix and a rather handsome, albeit drooly, chap.
Jack Sparrow really is a funny in person as he looks. A total clown.
The combination of treats and dog noises worked like a charm here, especially on Liquorice.
Velcro the deaf girl required a dextrous and deft combination of treat manoeuvring and quick reflexes from me to get her to face the camera for a front on shot. She is called Velcro because she has to be with her Moms ALLLLL the time.
Whilst the Danes did their best to steal the show, Pebbles the Pug with her super cute poses gave them a real run for their money. She managed to hog most of the group shots we took once the individual portraits were done in the most adorable way.
Magic did a super job of supervising the treats, oops, I meant shoot.
Lemon just wanted love.
As one big group shots was nigh on impossible, we broke the group shots down into pairs and watched as the Great Danes squashed the vintage couch.
I told you Pebbles was a poser of note. Look how nonchalant she is here with Velcro.
Even the cats made their way reluctantly into the shoot, I think their faces say it all. It was a chilly day and they had been sleeping under their beanie when we woke them up for a portrait. If looks could kill…….
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