Muddy boots meet fine art photography - Maria Jane Dog Photography

Muddy boots meet fine art photography

When I first met Alice the beagle, I could see she was a bundle of joy who just loved to play. I aim to bring out the true personality of any dog, and taking images in the great outdoors where they belong using natural light certainly allows for some magical and natural poses. I also ask all my clients what their end goal is - do you want to turn your images into a large canvas or metal gallery of images for your room, or would you prefer a personalised keepsake box of art-mounted fine art prints. Also, what does your pet love to do? Where is their favourite type of place to go?

We meet in the morning at a time myself and her owner choose together when I knew the natural light would be perfect. As we settle into the shoot, I guide us to a location where there is a beautiful backdrop of hedgerows covered with red flowers. Here, we play fetch using Alice's favourite ball. We then move to the reed beds and fields - and I lie on the floor as Alice runs towards me to ensure I capture the perfect shot! This is where my own personality shines through - as to get the perfect shot I lie down in a deep mud puddle because it means I will capture the perfect angle!

Natural-light outdoor location-based photography is all about capturing your dog’s true personality deep within nature. It also allows for a variety of shots, poses and backgrounds - enabling us to work together to capture the true personality of your pet. Our woodland walk that followed certainly did that, as Alice used her strong sense of smell to understand her surroundings, to choose parts of the ground to dig, and where she would most like to run.

We allowed the script to unfold, letting Alice lead the way - capturing her true personality and making memories to last a life time. 

After a fun morning shooting the images, I spent another day preparing them and creating suggestions for ways the images could be displayed. Many of my clients want hand-crafted wall art such as deep-framed hand stretched museum grade canvas or large metal print. Others perfect a gallery collection, or art mounted prints in a personalised hand-crafted box.

After a photoshoot, I meet clients again a couple of weeks later to offer you the perfect advice on how your images can be displayed. For a signature photoshoot this is often in the comfort of a client's own home. We can even use a digital image of your wall to show a representation of your images to size to help you choose. Here is an example of a design with images from Alice’s shoot below.

What I do know, is that Alice is one of the most beautiful dogs in the world! And she certainly deserves to be a star : )

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