Session Feature: Rosie and Willow the Bearded Collies

Beardies. Quite possibly the happiest, most entertaining breed of dog around. Full of energy and covered in hair, they are a lot of fun to photograph.

Rosie the agility star. Willow the gentle therapy dog. Their amazing owners. Me and my camera and one beautiful location. Here’s a few photos from their session.

We started our session in their backyard. At 9 years old Rosie was retiring from agility and it was the perfect opportunity to capture her with some of her winnings.

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The next stop was a great spot only five minutes from their home. Quiet with beautiful light and plenty of backdrops to choose from it was the ideal spot for their session.

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As the sun began to set we used found some great logs to use. I love using natural props in my photos and we were spoilt for choice!

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This is one of my favourite shots from the session. The sun started to set making for the perfect golden background for Rosie. The Beardie hair with that head tilt? Love!

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Not to be outdone, Willow also climbed up and gave us her signature smile. It’s this gentle, loving nature that makes her the perfect dog for her therapy work.

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The golden hour – such magical light. Light like this is the reason why I schedule sessions for the late afternoon/early evening wherever possible. It makes for the most beautiful photos.

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More golden light – the image on the right is on the cover of Rosie and Willow’s crystal covered session album. Such a great choice.

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And topped off with a few head shots of Rosie. These are for the walls of the agility club clubhouse.

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A few weeks after their session I was at Rosie’s final show agility show in Ngaruawahia and was lucky enough to capture this very special photo of Rosie with her mum Cleo (center) and brother Trooper (left). A very photogenic family.

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Thanks Stef and Mark for choosing me to photograph your furkids. It was a lot of fun!

2 comments
  • Stef Holmes18/09/2014 - 5:55 am

    Gosh Kelly, now have a tear or two in my eyes, we so loved our session and the now treasured album. Thank you so much.ReplyCancel

  • Lynn Falconer18/09/2014 - 7:00 am

    Your babes are just adorable Stef Holmes but I guess you don’t need telling! Fantastic photografic record talented photographer!ReplyCancel