Award Winning Portrait
Two of my very favorite subjects...Archer and puppies.
I was photographing rescue pups and asked my husband to bring Archer because he just had to see these cuties.
I about fell over with how much the puppy was enamored with Archer and knew I had to photograph them together.
Not prepared for a photo shoot, he had on a long sleeve t-shirt and gray knit pants. I changed them to the color you see now in photoshop for the monochromatic scheme and painterly feel of this final version.
As you can imagine working with a 2 year old and a puppy was anything but calm. Thank goodness my husband was on hand to do the necessary hair fixing and wrangling. I know parents often worry that their kids can't pull off a session like this, but remember we're just looking for those magical moments of stillness where it's all about connection.
This portrait was featured in Professional Photographer magazine and received awards at the state level and also the Loan designation from PPA that signify it as the work of a Master Photographer.
"I'll Never Leave Your Side"
By Shana Watkins