My latest cute dog images

posted on 11th of june, 2013

I've created a rather large portfolio of cute small dog images over the past couple of years. Staring my own dog Tiki who stars in the book "the Quotable Westie" available now on Amazon and some of his cute friends.

My latest model in this series is a shy, sweet, Chihuahua and Chinese Crested mix who was recently rescued from mobile home where she had to fend for herself with a pit bull.

The pregnant mother gave up this dog and hopefully will give up the pit bull before the baby is born.

This dog was so sweet and lovable with its amazingly hot hairless skin and great ears!

My own dog, Tiki the westie is probably the best model you could ever have, he has come to associate the studio lights with the promise of a treat and will sit still for me for a long, long time.

Most of the other dog who stop by the studio are so excited that I can only hope to get a good shot in 1/160th of a second!

More of my dog shots can be found in this collection: https://www.dreamstime.com/cute-small-dogs-rcollection17430-resi3635552

Some tips with pet photography - limit the number of people in the room! The dog is going to be looking at their master. In my last session I had two owners and they were always getting in front of the lights or distracting the dog too much or feeding her treats constantly. It was nerve wracking because I had a whole list of set ups that I wanted to get done.

Because the dog was very nervous to begin with I had several set ups in the beginning in which the owner's were holding the dog. That way at least I had a few usable shots in the can before we tried some more difficult set ups.

Comments (12)

Posted by Lenutaidi on June 15, 2013
Beautiful images!Congrats!
Posted by Hanbaoluan on June 14, 2013
Beautiful pictures, congratulations!
Posted by Egomezta on June 13, 2013
I love your images, they are great.
Posted by Toynutz on June 12, 2013
Was the dog staring at you as you were staring at the dog as it was starring in your photos? I suppose you were staring at each other. Are you getting the difference between "staring" and "starring"?
Posted by Peanutroaster on June 12, 2013
Tiki the Westie is 20 pounds.
Posted by Suebmtl on June 12, 2013
Wonderful dog photos. I have a mutt that looks a lot like your Westie but bigger.
Posted by Famed01 on June 12, 2013
Great pics!! Congrats!! :-)
Posted by Peanutroaster on June 12, 2013
Most of the time Tiki is one hyped up dog especially when chipmunks are active but in the studio he is calm as a tomato. ;-)
Posted by Karenfoleyphotography on June 12, 2013
I showed your portfolio to my parent's Westie "Kater" the last time I visited - thinking I could give him some ideas on ways to earn a little extra kibble on the side. He laughed in my face! Maybe we could arrange a conference call with Tiki to help persuade him? LOVE your images! K-
Posted by Suyerry on June 12, 2013
Love the cute doggy Pics! Great Work!
Posted by Pandora849 on June 12, 2013
Nice going finding a genre you enjoy, although you certainly need a degree of patience and preparation to ensure good takes.
Posted by Alvera on June 12, 2013
One click on Useful from me! Fine photos. Need a lot of patience for this job, congratulations.

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