Welcome to week 23 of our Professional Pet Photography Blog Circle! What comes to mind first when you hear the word, “blue”? The ocean? A clear sky on a mid summer’s day? Maybe sadness? When this week’s topic was revealed the first thought that came to my mind was, “Blue” as in “Blue Amrich”, of course!
Have you heard of Blue? She’s a extremely talented fellow professional pet photographer in my neck of the woods and she is currently enrolled in a Beyond Manners training class with her English Shepherd pup, Flint, that I teach on Wednesday evenings at the MSPCA ~ How fun is that?!
It was just recently when someone asked me “Darlene, if you were looking for a pet photographer to photograph you and your dog, who would you choose?” We have an abundance of pet photographers in the MA area, but my response was immediate. “Blue Amrich, of Beyond the Fence of course”! Her work is stunning. It’s real. It’s genuine. It’s true. She is passionate about what she does and has an enormous love for dogs! She’s a lover of the outdoors. She enjoys hiking with her pup. And now that I have her and her amazing puppy in class, I see this bond she has with her dog, Flint, and it warms my heart.
I went out on a limb and asked Blue if she could “possibly maybe” come to class a little bit early this week – i’d LOVE to photograph her and Flint for this week’s blog post! Guess what? She said, YES!
I felt a little amount of pressure – haha! This was the first time for me photographing another professional photographer! Blue is an inspiration of mine. I admire her work. I remember several years ago when Kota and I did Nosework classes our instructor shared some images of her dog, Pippi, that Blue photographed. They were a sunrise session on the beach and they were stunning!
Blue and Flint arrived early before our class on Wed. There was quite a bit of greenery outside the training room. It wasn’t the most ideal location but I did find an area that had some buttercups and daisies with long grass that hopefully would work nice! The weather was strange… from clouds making the sky look like it was about to downpour, to bright sun that wasn’t cooperating. We found some open shade areas and worked with the sun coming in and out around the buttercups. I used 2 lenses – my Canon 24-70 mm and Canon 135 mm.
I adore these two! Flint has so much energy and such a zest for life! He loved grabbing sticks and running around. Puppies! Blue and Flint make a great team! I”m so excited to share these images with you 🙂 This is the first time Blue is seeing them, and I hope she loves them as much as I do! I had a difficult time narrowing these down for the post. I usually share 3-5 images a post. Let me know what you think! They were both beautiful models!
We had a wonderful afternoon! I enjoyed getting to know Blue a bit more. She is doing an outstanding job with Flint. The class she is taking is their third one and he’s just about 8 months old. She sent me a pic that night of Flint after class – he was wiped out after a busy day!
If you are looking for a professional pet photographer in the MA/NH area, you have two of the best right here! You could never go wrong with me or Blue! You might just have to choose us both 🙂
Take a wild guess who is up next in our blog circle? You guessed it! Blue Amrich of Beyond the Fence! She can interpret this week’s topic any way she pleases! I can’t wait to read her post! Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend!