On Saturday I shot pics of Mada out at her favorite park. I got up at 5am and at first thought, what the heck am I doing. The sun wasn’t up yet and the sky was warming up but totally clear. Well, I packed up the car and set out to her favorite park out in Wayland at Heard Park. Well, as I was driving there, I notices lots of ground fog and started to get really excited for our shoot. It wasn’t till I got there, met Mada’s owners and got out to the park that I knew this was going to be a special shoot.
The park is beautiful and open. There were hay bails dotting the open space because they must have just mowed the space a week or two ago. The fog was still out and it would have made any landscape photographer envy. I was there to shoot Mada though and Mada LOVES this place. There are birds nesting in the grass all over this huge field. Once we let her off leash, she was off like a shot. Fast and graceful, she was at one end of the park, then the other.
I put on a long lens laid down in the grass and followed her the best I could. Wow was she amazing. A beautiful Vizsla, bounding from one spot to the next. I put the camera on high speed and tried to anticipate when she would dot between the hay bails. We wondered around the park, looking at different spaces and found some great shots.
I’ve been dying to share them but I’m still editing and want to make sure that I’m showing off only the best to my clients. It’s a busy week for me. I’ve got 3 shoots in 7 days so I’m really excited about that.
After the shoot, I was thinking about how excited I was about the whole event. Meeting my clients, shooting Mada, getting up early and capturing some amazing photos of their dog. How do I explain how I feel. After thinking about it and talking it over with my wife, I feel it’s like an addition. Like a chemical in my brain is activated and makes me feel so good about myself and what I can accomplish that I just don’t want it to end. I want to just do it again and do it more. Nothing outside of my family makes me feel so good as photography. Especially photography of animals.
Two days later, I did another shoot of 2 greyhounds in a studio. A totally different experience but the same outcome. I was on a high as the session ended and the client can’t be happier. I have another shoot coming up this weekend and can’t get enough.
This is my passion and I know I’m on the right path.