Lexi & Paisley

Lexi & Paisley

I had a fantastic pet portrait session back in February with Lexi and her dog, Paisley, at Raleigh’s Lake Crabtree County Park. We planned on doing a 30 minute session right around sunset so that we could catch some sunset photos on the lake. The low light washing across the bare trees just inside the walking trails was gorgeous and was the perfect spot to shoot while we waited for sunset. It was a partially cloudy day, so there were moments when the sun went behind the clouds and these were great times to photograph Paisley on the trail by herself. I like the contrast of the even lighting that the clouds provide with the more dramatic sunlight in the first series of photos.

The sunset photos required a little bit more pre-planning. We brought an extra light for that series of photos given that you usually need a lot of light to match the intensity of the sky, even at sunset. We also had to walk around the soggy patches of ground since the water level of the lake was a bit high at the time. Lexi was a trooper, kneeling for some shots with Paisley on that damp ground. I’m grateful for her willingness to do that since those are some of my favorite photos from the session. Once we had our money shots done, we had to let Paisley play in the water, cuz, you know, she’s a water dog. Thanks for an amazing shoot and great job, ladies! ­čÖî

Lake Crabtree Raleigh Pet Photographer
Lake Crabtree Raleigh Pet Photographer
Lake Crabtree Raleigh Pet Photographer
Lake Crabtree Raleigh Pet Photographer
Lake Crabtree Raleigh Pet Photographer
Lake Crabtree Raleigh Pet Photographer
Lake Crabtree Raleigh Pet Photographer
Lake Crabtree Raleigh Pet Photographer
Lake Crabtree Raleigh Pet Photographer