Sunday, December 18, 2011

~~A CHRISTMAS MENAGERIE~~You won't beleive this Photo Shoot

Ok I get lots of requests for Photo shoots that will be transformed in Christmas Cards.  But I've got to say my latest clients, 4 all together, have redefined the word "FAMILY."  I knew what I was getting myself into, but I had no idea that the Prima Donna of the group, would be the most expressive dog I've ever met.  Meet Nancy and her Menagerie!

 Yes Betsy you are the center of attention pooch.  But let us also acknowledge the Bearded Silkie Bantam(or chicken) and the turtle. Nancy, a retired school teacher, truly enjoys her pets, and thought what a great Christmas card this scene would be.  And she is right, I'm talking about it already and I don't know what photos she will choose.

There were some challenging moments during this photo session. Betsy tried to keep every one in line.
Besty "Hey turtle stay put we aren't finished yet."
Besty " Are you kidding me chicken trying to fly now? Turtle stop showing off! You can't fly"
Besty "Look lady camera person, can you help me get everyone settled?"
Chicken (who I nicknamed Afro Puff) " Don't hate me because I'm beautiful!"
Betsy "Hey whose idea was this? Turtle get off my back."
Afro Puff " Of course I can see."
 Besty "Hey camera lady are we done yet."
Turtle  " I'm done time to wander."

Besty " Now this is more like it.  A portrait of the two most important people. Yea yea I know that I'm a dog , but I am smarter than many humans you know."
Afro Puff " Yea but can you strut that this? I don't think so."
Besty " Hey they can't see me back here.. Turtle look out! Oh no!"
Turtle "I'm ok everyone, now tip me over so I can blow this pop stand!" 
Betsy " ok Turtle but please stay in one place. Don't think I don't see you moving again." At the end of the session we did have some really cute photos, that are sure to start many a conversation.
Also at the end of the shoot, Betsy was in need of some, one on one time with Mom.  She couldn't wait to get all of her attention.
So the next time you are thinking of your Christmas photo, think out of the box, or out of the barn,out of the pond.  Just remember to leave people with something special to "talk to the animals", I mean their friends, about.  Merry Christmas from Debra Snell Photography.