At my recent SNOW DOGs event, we were blessed with a fresh layer of new snow to make the landscape complete for new paw prints. Oliver, a year-old Standard Poodle arrived with his owner, Cheri, and he was sporting a recent grooming, complete with a beard. Just what every male Poodle needs! He looked charming and masculine. Cheri arrived in a red coat and as a landscape architect, she was aware that the dogwood would be starting to get red again as the daylight was getting longer. Everything came together for a good session – white dog on white snow with a splash of red!
Oliver and Cheri embraced the deeper snow and immediately set about demonstrating the depth of their relationship – running, balls, jumping, and showing off his groom. The two of them together are a perfect match and I love it when the dog’s and owner’s energy levels are the same. I wondered who would tire first.
Recently Cheri came for the View and Order session to pick out her images from our session together. Trio Panels are a popular way for dog owners to take home a nicely designed piece of wall art for their home. As I worked with Cheri’s Trio Panel, I wanted to tie in her relationship to the landscape since she noted the color of the dogwood in the photos. Here’s a contemporary look that I created for her that ties in snowflakes and the yummy, red color. Tell me if you think it works, or not!