National Dog Photography Day
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So today is National Dog Photography. Well for me it is every single day, as this is what I do - photographing dogs to create memories for my wonderful clients of their fury companions :) The #nationaldogphotographyday is there to celebrate dogs and photography, the two best things!
Being a Dog Photographer really is the best job ever. It is fun and you can cuddle dogs all day long. And you get Kisses. Lots and lots of Kisses. Tongues to wonder deep in to your ears or nose, you end up with slobber all over over your hair and clothes, and I think a day photographing dogs is the best EVER!
Why you might ask? Well, because I can create memories of. Dogs, which are part of my clients life. Dogs, which make you smile every day, which make you laugh. Which take up such a huge part of your heart and which make your life so much richer.
And if you ever wondered, why I became a Dog Photographer. Well here are the two reasons. Porthos and Lucy Beagle. These two are my life and they make me go out in the rain for walkies, they wake me up in the middle of the night to chase away the ghost, they give me kisses in the morning and simply are the two best dogs in the whole wide world. They are also my location scouters, cheese testers and they are the ones who make me spend all my pocket money on new collars and bow ties. Honestly, they are bow tie addicts. Not me!
Dog Photography also stands for being part of an awesome community. Thanks to Nicole from Hair of the Dog , I found my tribe. Friends from all around the globe, who share my love of dogs, my love of travel and who understand why I do what I do. These guys are amazing, friends to have fun and to lean on. Simply some of the most awesome people in this world, which I am proud of to call friends.
Thanks to my Tribe, I am lucky enough to have traveled to Spain, France, Costa Rica and New Zealand to some Out of this World Photography Retreats. Lots of learning, brain storming sessions, photographing dogs in some of the most beautiful locations and yes Chocolate Martini. Well you have to have a little fun with all this work ;)
And as I already mentioned travelling. I am addicted to travel and explore the world. So every time my wonderful husband and I go somewhere, I have to photograph a dog there. So this year, we went to Canada and Moscow, two places high up o our travel Bucket List. And no surprise, they are also very high up on my VERY long Photography Bucket List. Thank you so much to Paul and Karen in Canada and our friend in Moscow, for making my dreams come true.
And you might have seen my little Pyramid Dog on the National Geographic website, in Dogs Today or on my Social Media. This is my One in a Million Shot. Nothing planned, it just happened. We visited the Pyramids of Giza and this little puppy was just standing there. So I put myself on the floor, made my noises (with the mummy dog watching from the back) and I got THE shot. I do have it printed in my office and I have to say, this is the one shot I never thought to get. My little Pyramid Dog.
Here are a couple of behind the Scene Shots of places I was lucky enough to visit and shoot in. New York, Santorini, Paris, Leipzig, Cambodia, Costa Rica, Malta, Egypt, Moscow, Canada ... And I have a long Bucket List to work through :)
Like I said, photographing dogs and traveling - two of the Best things ever!
Last year one of my biggest wishes came true. Since Porthos and Lucy moved in with us, I wanted to take them to Paris, to get a photo with them in front of the Eiffel Tower. So in 2018, we packed the car, drove all the way to Paris and made my dream come true.
So, today and every day is National Dog Photography Day. For me it is celebrating our furry companions, showcasing how gorgeous and amazing they are. It is connecting with fellow Dog Photographers and sharing ideas, sharing the love and sharing adventures. It is going on adventures, going outside to explore. It is to learn to see the world as dogs do. To be happy with the small things in life and to enjoy every single day.
And with this, I am now off for a walk with my hounds. Celebrating the National Dog Photography Day with my babies, but without a camera.
A big Awooof from Bridget and The Beagles
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Bridget Davey is a Professional Dog Photographer, working around Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Hertfordshire and London, capturing the essence of your dog with all their cuteness and silliness.