"Caitlin photographed my 2 very energetic dogs in action down the park. The results were spectacular! She was so patient with them, encouraging them with balls and squeaky toys.
The photos of the dogs in and out of the water were amazing action shots ~ if you're looking for someone to take stunning photographs of your pet, Ragamuffin Pet Photography is the best!" ~ Lesley
I first met Charlie and his Mum Lesley at the Pet's Haven Thank You Day in 2012. We clicked instantly (pun intended) and I couldn't wait to meet Lesley's other furkid Eddie!
Charlie and Eddie are both kelpie cross rescue dogs. Charlie was adopted from Pet's Haven Animal Shelter. He's a very sweet, affectionate boy who was initially a little nervous around the camera. After plenty of treats and cuddles, Charlie soon learned that posing for the camera is FUN and I was subsequently covered in lots of Charlie-kisses!
Eddie was adopted from the RSPCA after Charlie's furry sister Jess passed away. Eddie was rescued from an abusive owner and his leg had to be amputated. After 10 months of rehabilitation (physically and emotionally), Eddie was ready to find his new, loving home with Lesley and Charlie!
After getting to know the boys in their home, we headed to their favourite swimming hole. Charlie just adores the water - he will happily swim lap after lap after lap. There was no stopping him - or distracting him! That is until my trusty squeaker toy made an appearance!
While Charlie swam his laps, Eddie ran up and down the edge of the water barking encouragement - he takes his job of being Charlie's coach very seriously.
During her pre-session consultation Lesley explained that she really wanted the energy of her boys to shine through in the finished photos. This called for plenty of action shots to complement their portraits. If there is one thing that Charlie loves more than swimming, it's playing fetch! Eddie doesn't play fetch, he just likes to shadow Charlie. I couldn't help laughing while I photographed these two - Charlie couldn't take his eyes off the ball and Eddie couldn't take his eyes of Charlie!
Thank you so much Lesley - I had an absolute blast with all three of you! I hope you enjoy your wall display for many years to come!
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