Dog Photography in Cornwall
Location | Kimberley Park
This is the first time that I’ve done dog photography in Cornwall but actually really enjoyed it. A wise man once said never work with children or animals, but I can hand on heart say both Dora (Shih Tzu x Jack Russell) and Darcy (Shih Tzu x Maltese) were a pleasure to photograph and were good as gold.
Michelle asked me if I could take some nice photographs of her dogs as due to work commitments means that she doesn’t get to spend as much time with them as she wants.
This is not the first time that Dora and Michelle have had their photograph taken. They featured in Gwen Bailey, “How to Train a Superpup” book a couple of years ago, so not exactly shy being in front of the camera.
Living in Falmouth I do favour Kimberly Park, and if you have read a few of my other blogs I’ve photographed there a few times for portraits or weddings photographs due to its variety of backgrounds and features. Here I wanted to find some nice open shade that I could place Michelle and the Dogs so they would be evenly lit. The dogs had to be kept on their leads in Kimberley Park, so we headed to Pendennis Castle where they could run free, allowing me to capture them in motion as they chased their ball.
Massive thank you to Michelle’s house mate Sabrina for being reflector holder/dog holder. :-)
Kind Comments from Michelle :
“I wasn’t sure how successful having photos taken with Dora and Darcy would be – they are not known for their ability to sit still and be compliant, but Paul managed to hold their attention and get them to look the right way with no trouble whatsoever. He had clearly thought through the kind of images he was hoping to capture before we even arrived at the park, so we were able to choose a suitable location and get started very quickly, which was good for the dogs.
I am so thrilled with the images that Paul has taken for me. I adore my dogs and these pictures are incredibly special to me. Anyone who has a pet that means as much to them should consider getting Paul to take some photos.
I especially love the motion shots of the dogs taken at Pendennis Castle, where I regularly walk them.
These photos will last me a lifetime and always remind me of how much Dora and Darcy mean to me. I couldn’t be more delighted.
My trouble now is choosing which images to have transferred on to canvasses. I want them all!
Thank you, Paul.”
As usual here is a selection of some of my favourites from my session photographing Dog Photography in Cornwall. Please feel free to share on social media, or leave a comment.