As a photographer, photographing people at sunset is a dream - and the same goes for dogs! I love that beautiful golden light! It not only looks amazing, but the light at sunset is very flattering. What every person wants to hear right?!
If you have spent time looking at my photos on my website you would have noticed that I love taking photos of people with their beloved dogs. So another reason why I love the light at sunset is because people don't squint. When the sun is high in the sky, even on an overcast day, most people squint their eyes. At sunset, just by simply placing people with the sun behind them means their eyes are comfortable. Same goes for dogs!
Kiddy Kats Photography is based in Ferntree Gully, in Melbourne's outer east. This means that I'm spoilt for choice when it comes to great parks! But the two that I love most and I use for photography sessions are The Liverpool Road Retarding Basin in Boronia and the Old Olinda Golf Course in the Yarra Ranges. Both parks offer a huge amount of space which means I can still make the photography sessions feel private, and both give a really natural backdrop that looks stunning at sunset. If you are local to the area you may be familiar with these parks as they are very popular for taking the dog for a run!
If you are a family with children and you have a dog that you feel is as much a part of the family as your children (and couldn't imagine having a 'family' photo taken without the dog/s), these photo shoots are perfect for you! Especially if you have children who are at an energetic age and are a bit restless, these photo shoots will also most likely suit them better than being in a studio. In a park both the children and dogs can do their own thing and have fun together, allowing me to capture natural moments. Some people also prefer this style of photography rather than posing at the camera. I like to take a combination of both in my photo sessions. I like to capture a 'traditional' looking-at-camera photo then move on to you just having fun together... laughing and playing with each other. All of my customers walk away saying how much fun they had!
A photo shoot is a great excuse to dress up and feel your best, and just spend time with each other having fun. Sometimes you may even forget that I'm there! The best part is you will have these memories captured for you to remember forever :)
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