Orso is a natural supermodel! So are Mouse and Luna if we could get them to cooperate a little more. Today was our family photo shoot with with Shelly and Jimmy from Doggy Studio & Boutique in South Miami. To visit them online, click here or go to http://doggystudio.com/. Shelly is also a fellow blogger! You can visit her blog by clicking here or go to http://blog.doggystudio.com/.
What was supposed to be a 2 hour session turned out do be an all day affair with endless wardrobe changes and different in-studio backdrops. We arrived just before 11am at Doggy Studio & Boutique. By “we” I am referring to Luna, Mouse, Orso and us – the whole family! We had a lot of fun, albeit frustrating at times, it was a great experience. It was also fascinating to watch how Shelly and Jimmy manage the dogs and get them to cooperate – most of the time, anyway. We were there until about 2:30pm shooting! It was close to three and a half hours of taking photos!
Exhausted and in need of some recharging, we headed out with the dogs to find some lunch. We tried to eat at Ra Sushi but were treated somewhat rudely by the hostess; it’s like I said in a previous post, South Miami is not as pet-friendly as Coconut Grove. After collecting our belongings (and our pooches), we left Ra Sushi and went to Casa Larios down the street. The folks at Casa Larios were extremely hospitable and welcomed all three of our monsters with open arms! Thank you, Casa Larios!
After lunch, we all headed back to look at the photos at the studio. Shelly and Jimmy had set up the photos in slide-show format in a special – and very, very comfy – viewing room with an overhead projector and background music! Wow, now THAT’S a set-up! We looked at about 300 images and immediately realized that we were going to have a very difficult time choosing photos. During the shoot, each dog was photographed alone with 2 separate backdrops, we were each photographed alone with each of the 3 dogs with 2 different backdrops and we did group shots with all of us and some with the 3 of them without us! All the while, we were constantly changing clothes to match the dogs, the backdrop and each other! We decided to come back without the dogs to look at the photos calmly and decide on the best ones! Check back soon because I am hoping to post some photo proofs to the blog!
Kudos to Shelly and Jimmy for their patience with us – ALL OF US – and for spending so much time working incredibly hard to get the perfect shots. You guys are awesome and very passionate!
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