I love working with photographer Samantha Jones – not only a talented photographer (she’s photographed workshops of mine and done some family portraiture for me), but she’s an all-round smiley person and has an amazing knack of being able to work calmly with children and animals! It’s no wonder that the latest wing of her business portfolio is doing so well – she’s the face behind Just About Dogs Photography.
Earlier this year we met in a local coffee shop and Samantha shared with me her plan to photograph dogs wearing flower crowns … and paw corsages! Samantha scouted for doggy models. She’d worked with some of her four-legged friends before – and others she tracked down on her regular dog walking routes.
For the shoot itself I worked with silk flowers in order to ensure longevity over the period of the shoot. Samantha worked deftly with the dogs to produce these amazing photographs.
Samantha’s photographs have been featured in the June 2016 edition of Your Kent Wedding – and have been quite of hit with readers, with one telling the Editor “finally, the perfect excuse to include my dog at our wedding”.
Flower crowns, collars or corsages can be made with fresh flowers to tie in with your own bridal details. I would suggest, however, that you have a practice run with your dog so it gets used to the feel of wearing flowers. Personally I’m not a huge fan of silk flowers – but provided your florists sources really high quality materials I think you’ll find them a great option in terms of withstanding wear and tear on your big day.
Are you planning to include your dog at your wedding – I love to hear your plans. Leave me a comment below.
Check out Samantha’s blog for the full gallery of pictures (scroll to the bottom and click on the slideshow).