Oh. No, no, no.
You thought puppy portraits were completed and ready for viewing? HA! Not quite yet.
You know the way we say everything is challenging? Well… multiply that times 13!
The day started with the idea that we could somehow convince a 9 week old pup to stand pretty on a table. (Would the best show dog in the world stand on a table at 9 weeks?) Anyhow, Perky was our first candidate and he failed miserably. He thought the table was too high: "Yikes, scary!" and the stuffed squirrel was eatable "Hey… bring that squeaky thing back here!"
We then switched to the ground. Perhaps we could hold a puppy still while snapping a few quality shots. Nope. Creamer did her best to pose as she hung in mid air. I agree it's a pretty shot, but a hanging puppy?!?
Perky doesn't like the height but the squirrel looks good; Creamer 'hangs in there'.
Then we switched to a method that we have successfully used in the past: set up a background and have a 'puppy wrangler' wrap up in a sheet while helping the puppy "pose". HA!
Background READY; wrangler READY; Puppy READY!
This 'tried and true' method was still quite challenging! We think that some of our difficulties were due to our rookie photo assistants. These two were not as qualified as our past assistants. But they enjoyed their jobs!
In between snapping photos, Barb coaches her assistants Tig and Rambler; SMILE!
We now have 1,500 photos to go through. We are hoping that we might find ONE good one of each pup. Once we have this done, we'll get them on the website. Promise! Here's a few that didn't make the cut:
Bean's best side is up side down; Barista says "which way?"; Sanka prefers to cuddle.
Decaf likes belly rubs; Quito's little girl kisses; Quito's little boy likes to nuzzle.
The Coffee Pup Portraits will be posted Sunday.
The Golden Harness Pup Portraits will be posted next Sunday.