A Tribute…

May 2016 Fronts

It is always a pleasure to find one of my images in the Dogs Today Magazine and I am lucky to have been featured in many editions, last year and this year in the best dog photographs in the world section. I love the magazine and the article on the dog on the front cover was lovely.

If an image is featured of a clients dog then I provide a complimentary print of the image that is used. I contact the client as soon as I know so they can go grab themselves a copy of the magazine.

The image in this May’s magazine is of the lovely Nula…and her buddy taken on one of last years Bluebell shoots. We had a lovely play around the woods that day. The light was tricky as it was a bright day and so lots of dappled light which looks lovely but is tricky to work with from a photographic point of view.. we did manage to find some shady spots too.

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It is with great sadness that I have to say when I contacted Nula’s owner to tell her that she was featured in the magazine, I found out that Nula  had to go doggy heaven a few weeks before, due to illness. My heart goes out to her family as I know only too well the hole that is left in your heart by the loss of your dog.  I feel honoured that I was able to photograph her last year and that her owner has images that are displayed at home and will remind them of her.

Here are some other images taken on the day… RIP Nula…..and I hope her buddy is not missing her too much.

A few of my favourite image from the shoot. It is the intent look at her owner that makes this image for me.

 

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A little bit of fun is always good if the dogs are getting fed up of posing.

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This is Nula’s buddy, I have a real soft spot for Lurchers, having owned several myself. I would have been more than happy to have taken this lad home with me.

 

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The good thing about Badbury Clump is that you have a variety of backdrops to use.

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Beautiful girlie, so soft and gentle. I usually ask owners to remove collars but with Lurchers it looks better if they keep the collar on.

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One of my favourite images from the shoot.  Gives a real feel of them being at ease with each other.

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Thank you for reading my post. http://www.meltaylorphotography.co.uk

 

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Front Cover – Cotswold Life Magazine

Exciting news this month. One of the photographs that I took this time last year of Bella in the Bluebells has got front cover of Cotswold Life Magazine, Pets Issue I  feeling very proud! The image looks great with their glossy cover.

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Bella is a young collie, very sweet natured and full of energy. We had a really fun shoot in the woods. She has striking markings and I just love her blue eye. She  almost looks like a different dog depending on which side of her you stand, these two images demonstrate it well.

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I am currently running a Facebook  (Mel Taylor Photography page for more details) promotion for Bluebell shoots but you need to be quick as I have limited slots and the bluebells don’t last for long. There is a lot of variety at the woods as you can see from other images taken during her shoot.

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A lovely write up on page 17 for us too.

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Thank you to Cotswold Life for using my image… and thank you to you for reading my post. www.meltaylorphotography.co.uk

Dogs Today

Last week I got exciting news, one of my images was selected by one of the leading dog magazines, “Dogs Today” to be published in their “Best Dog Photographers in the World” section. I knew that they were going to be using an image but had no idea which of the images I had sent they had chosen. They kindly sent me a copy of the magazine. I had asked permission to use the photographs and the owner of the dog that got featured had come the day before the magazine arrived for her viewing. Summer dogs_0197 Summer dogs_0198The image was taken during one of my recent facebook Pet Portrait Promotions that turned out to be very popular and I had great fun with lots of dogs and got some stunning images. Summer dogs_0199This gorgeous chocolate lab came for a photo shoot with her equally gorgeous daughter a golden lab. Both dogs had lovely temperaments although not overly keen on sitting together for a joint photograph. However with a litte bit of perserverance we got there. I particularly like the head tilt in this one.Summer dogs_0201I try and make my dog shoots fun for both owners and dogs so in between asking them to pose for us we get to play a little and I just love capturing natural shots. Summer dogs_0203The woods are a great place to shoot. The bluebells are stunning and there are also lots of other places to take nice images. Summer dogs_0209 Summer dogs_0208 If you are interested in booking a Portrait session for your dog then please do give me a call. 01235 763359 Thank you for reading my post.

Paws in the Park Event….

I have been having a lovely time just recently with my Pet Portrait Promotion in the bluebells and am always on the look out for interesting dog events and shows. Not that I have much time with the photography and my agility competitions.

Elston Vets_0021Anyway for you dog lovers out there, there is an event on the Saturday 18th July 2015, that may be of interested of you. A lovely walk around the grounds of St Giles Park, on the Shaftesbury Estate which is not normally possible and raise some money for a good cause. The Worldwide Veterinary Service which is a registered UK charity whose emphasis is on providing a sustainable veterinary resource to help animal organisations around the world.

Elston Vets_0018There are lots of other things to do, a dog show, kids area, displays and trade-stands. Take a look at their website for full details and information. http://www.pawsinpark.org/home

If you are interested in a Pet Portrait session, I currently have an offer running for May, please look at my offers page on my website http://www.meltaylorphotography.co.uk. Fathers day is just around the corner so maybe if Dad loves his dog that would be a great gift for him!

Thank you for reading my post and if you go the event.. have a great day!