Buster is a white Great Dane with blue eyes - he has some very small brindle patches on him, and a black and pink freckled nose. He is a wonderful guard dog and farm protector of his flock of animals and little people.
I am so honored that one of my portraits was awarded second place during the National Association of Professional Child Photographer's (NAPCP) 2018 International Image Competition. The talent featured by the NAPCP is amazing, there are some of the best child photographers in the world among its members.
Musically. Our dog, who a lot of people think is a Siberian husky, but he is a samoyed, is very verbal and "talks" a lot to us, he howls and woos and chatters to us every day. If my children play the piano, or a harmonica, he will run over, sit or lay down and throw his head back and howl away.
When it snows, I love to take my dog and children out to get pictures of them playing music and singing together :D My daughter has a youtube channel, and posted a behind the scenes video of this portrait on her channel, it is embedded below, but if you get a moment, please drop by her site to see what else
My daughter has been busy, not only taking care of the horses on our farm, which continues despite the chilling temperatures, but also with gymnastics, she is a level 3 gymnast and has started to compete, which she loves - I finally caved and created a youtube channel for her, where you can see her gymnastics meets, watch her with the horses and dogs and catch a few behind the scenes videos of her as she models for me and other amazing photographers. Below is a video of one of her meets, which links to her channel!
I love to incorporate my farm animals into my photography with my children. My daughter is a natural with the animals, possibly the result of being the child of a veterinarian :D. Whenever we are out in the field for photographs, we generally have a visitor - either a cat, a pony or a horse wants to have their picture taken too, and I try and work with the visitor to include them too - these are the moments that would be difficult to stage, but look like magic and end up being my favourite portraits when they happen.
I am so honored that two of my portraits were award winning photographs during the National Association of Professional Child Photographer's (NAPCP) International Image Competition. One of my child photographs placed third in the child photography competition and one of my portraits of a brother and sister received a merit recognition award. The talent featured by the NAPCP is amazing, there are some of the best child photographers in the world among its members.