Buddy loves to please. He just really, really, really wants to make people happy, and he’s willing to do (or at least try) whatever you ask of him. And if there are treats involved, he will do anything–anything! Food is his great motivator.
I had a photo session the other day, and after I wrapped that up, Buddy wanted his turn in front of the camera. Now, Buddy is a pretty lazy guy. He’s a top-notch couch potato, lap dog, and foot warmer. When I photograph him, I usually get lots of head shots and closeups of his handsome mug. There aren’t a whole lot of action shots of Buddy! But I don’t want to get the same images every time I photograph him, so for this little shoot, I focused on one of his favorite tricks–”shake.” I think I asked him to shake at least fifty times. And he tried, and tried, and tried! He was so patient with me. There were moments when I could tell he was start to go a little crazy from the endless request, but he hung in there until I got the shots I wanted. And I promise, he was well rewarded! He got lots of duck treats and I even gave him part of my cheeseburger. Have to reward the hard-working doggy models!
So, I’d like to say thank you to my patient boy. My eager-to-please-and-ready-for-anything sidekick. My best Buddy boy. Thank you for being so patient with me, even when I ask a lot of you. Were it not for you and your modeling skills, I would not be a photographer. You are the best dog a girl could ask for. I love you, Bud.
And now for the photos! First, the headshots, because he has the most handsome face I’ve ever seen. :)
Penny kept creeping in and trying to steal the show from Buddy, but I got one photo and told her no more–she had her turn here, now it was Buddy’s turn!
This is when I started asking him to “shake” a lot, and he was beginning to get rather annoyed and desperate. He grabbed my hand and made this face, and I love it. He just really wanted the treat! lol
And these are the “shake” shots I wanted. Thanks Buddy, I love them!