Recently I did a photo shoot of Frank and Joyce’s pooches – the elderly gentleman, Satchmo and his little buddy Toby. They both seemed to enjoy being in the spotlight and having their photo taken … until it came to their ‘together’ shots. Not keen to get too close, this ended up being one of my favourite shots from the session. Usually for these ‘pairs’ pics I would aim to depict a connection and bond between my subjects, but here you can see Satchmo heading off in search of more treats whilst Toby looks slightly bemused, wondering if it was something he said!
But in this case the shot works! Because their body language actually sums up the relationship between these two dog ‘brothers’. Frank and Joyce told me that Satchmo often wags his tail, hitting the smaller Toby in the head, so Toby is always keen to put some distance between them! And Satchmo quite likes food too, hence him heading off on a “Find the treats” quest. Luckily, Frank and Joyce also thought the photo was a great capture of their two fur kids relating to each other as they usually do at home.
And here’s a pic Joyce sent me of Toby and Satchmo doing the same at home!