O to the C to the D.
He’s at it again ;-) Joe’s like a drunk uncle at a wedding … he just can’t keep his hands to himself. He’s effin’ around with Wootube some more, so don’t be surprised if there are some changes in the days to come. Things will disappear and reappear but we’re trying, among other things, to make room for those of you who have asked to advertise on Wootube (I have not forgotten you, so if you contacted me never fear – we will be in touch once we have gotten the advertising delivery mechanisms under control).
In other news, your Food Lady got to do something *awesome* this week. I managed to talk my way into a studio session to photograph most of the Paws 2 Dance team. This is a group who compete in and do demos of Musical Freestyle. Their dogs are uber talented and make Wootie’s “sit like a bunny” trick look really lame.
They hired me to do their publicity shots, because Paws 2 Dance is putting on a FULL LENGTH musical freestyle gala in November, to celebrate the 10 year anniversary of their club. It’s the first production of its kind in … in … anywhere! If you’ll be in Vancouver in November, you must attend the gala!
Anyway, I also managed to sweet talk Jenn of Mambo Mutts Photography into being my assistant (money talks very sweetly, apparently!) and we had a great time photographing the dancers and their 4 footed fancy dancy friends. I don’t have permission to post pics of the owners and their dogs performing at the time of this blog post, but I wanted to share with you some of the compelling canines who make up 1/2 of every duo.
are TDBCR rescues. Aren’t they lovely?
And this is Bandit, the Pomeranian, one of 4 documented dogs in the world that Tweed will play with. Bandit is awesome, but you have to kick him to get him to do anything (har har. That’s a classic TFL joke people. Don’t call the SPCA!!)
The shoot was SO.MUCH.FUN. Jenn is really bossy and kept everyone in line and I took so many photos I woke up the next morning with a hand cramp.
Shooting in a studio has spoiled me for everything else. Oh boy, was it great – the lighting is always correct and you (Jenn) can make the dogs pose exactly where you (Jenn) need them to. I haz studio envy.
And speaking of crazy Dexter … after weeks of being Very Good, yesterday he was Very Bad and without any kind of preamble, beat the stuffing out of a former friend, a 7 month old Lab he has played with before. We came across them at the park and he just let fly on the poor guy. DAMMIT! He is such a jerk! Why? Where did I go wrong? Etc. He doesn’t even like escalate – he just goes straight for the attack. AND he ate a hole in my favourite flannel sheets. Anyone want a border collie puppy, cheap? Free? Anyone? Hello?
We rented the studio from a really great guy who called the experience “a nice change from all the models and stuff” he usually gets. He gave us the green light to book again, so here’s a question for you … if you were booking a shoot for your dogs, would you pay a little extra for studio time so you could get some pretty shots like these? I like the results so much I’d like to be able to offer it to clients too.
^^ hooligans. All of them.
Tomorrow I am bringing home a present for Wootie that YOU will find shocking. Stay tuned for photos and info!