To everyone who watched the episode of How I Met Your Mother last week and offered so many nice comments on the blog, Twitter and Facebook - THANK YOU! I had a viewing party last week at my place with the boyfriend and Laura Nativo and her dog Preston Casanova, who was featured in the gallery on the show. It was fun to see the episode (and to see the credit to “Shine Pet Photos” at the end - but if you blinked you probably missed it)!
We had a day to cast the dogs, and less than 24 hours to photograph 9 different doggie models. I haven’t felt this kind of physical and mental exhaustion since my days of working in advertising. Seriously, your dogs may look all cute and sexy when they’re relaxing with you at home, but can you imagine how hard it is when there’s a strange lady there with a camera in their face??
So I have to give a huge shout out to all the owners and doggies who endured this very strange, yet hilarious photoshoot. Thank you so much to Tina + Oliver, Cyrani + Piper, Nathan + Edgar, Laura + Preston + Penelope, Christiane + London, Kim + Mouse, and of course my own 2 dogs.
Sorry to those whose dogs did not make “The Slut Cut!”
These are the shots that were featured:
Here are some shots of the set:
Yes, they even made brochures!
The Mind behind the Madness (aka the writer)
And some additional favorites that didn’t make “The Slut Cut”
Preston in drag -
Baby Penelope -
Preston + Penelope -
Oh the adventures of being a pet photographer!