Taking my dog's picture is something I love to do. Like every dog lover who is in love with their own dog, it is easy to snap away. Click.Click.Click. Cleo looks amazing to me. Her face is expressive! She does cute things with her paws. Every year she adds a new trick to her adorable arsenal. This could be how Cleo snagged a spot in The Impossible Project.
I want to document every second of our time together. We don't know how long we will be together. Granted part of the reason for this intense coverage is blog-related, but truthfully, I would be doing it anyway.
Like a new parent, I think my dog is the cutest dog in the world. I am not surprised when people ask to pet her or tell us that she is beautiful. I expect strangers to smile at Cleo and I am shocked if they do not when we pass them on our daily walk.
Photographer Jesse Freidin is teaching a workshop on instant photography and dog portraiture at The Impossible Project's retail space in SOHO (NYC) on Sunday, August 28, 2011 (from 10am-1pm).
Jesse is one of America's leading fine art dog photographers who burst onto the scene in 2010 with his Doggie Gaga project.
Hailed by MTV as "visionary", this work attracted a national following for Jesse's signature style of hand-processed black and white dog portraits.
Our San Francisco photo session with Jesse was a lot of fun. This photo didn't take that long at all, and that was partly because Jesse definitely knew how to get Cleo's attention - though it took him a few times to realize how Cleo could be quick on her feet (even when lying on stairs) when treats were involved.
Have you had your dog's photo taken professionally? What is the secret to getting them to pose for you or do you just wing it? We love action shots of Cleo but they are hit or miss - after five years of photos we think she is becoming a bit of a diva.