Colour Options in our Studio

Colour Options in our Studio

Colour Options in our Studio

Colour options in our studio on the farm is the topic of this week’s blog circle. Our small rustic farm shed studio is the place we will go towards the end of your dog’s farm photography experience should you wish to mix it up a little and have some studio portraits of your dog to hang on your walls at home. The beauty of having this option is being able to offer a different look to the natural beauty of the outdoors on our farm. You may have a room in your home with a cosier feel where studio portraits would look fabulous.

The Planning Consultation

The farm photography experience includes a 20 minute planning consultation over Zoom in the week prior to your session. This is where we discuss the big day, the weather forecast, what to wear and what outcomes you are looking for with regards to artwork. I then plan the session around these outcomes. We also chat about having some time in the studio for your dog, and what colours you are drawn to most to suit your dog’s colouring and your home decor.

I recently acquired the most amazing vintage Chesterfield leather lounge. It is deep reddish brown and looks absolutely divine with a dog or two on it. This enables a dark, earthy and moody look with rich colour and texture, and makes your dog look like a rockstar!

The Current Options

We are building a dedicated studio on our farm this year which will have a number of options for colour and texture in the backdrop. For now we still have quite a variety to choose from. We can offer an earthy look with our toffee coloured backdrop, a rustic corrugated iron backdrop, a rich dark muslin, or a brighter colourful look with our teal backdrop.

Chair options include our amazing vintage lounge, a bright yellow ottoman, a luxurious beige, lap-dog perfect chair, and a comfy multi coloured larger ottoman ideal for bigger dogs.

If you are after a totally rustic farm look, I can pick up a bail of hay to add to the scene.

We can change the look up throughout the session by adding a colourful throw blanket, or faux fur.

Check out some of the options below. We will set the studio up with the look you want prior to your session.

Our stunning vintage chesterfield leather lounge
A multi-coloured larger ottoman which is comfy for bigger dogs or multiple dogs. Here we also have a rich muslin backdrop.
Add a faux fur to created interest and texture
We can provide a fresh hay bail for a true country farmyard feel
No frills - just a dog and his ball
We have some rustic props we can include
Elegance personified with a simple beige chair
Add a teal throw for a change of scene
Rustic corrugated iron backdrop with a pop of colour using a yellow ottoman and multi coloured throw.
Teal backdrop with yellow ottoman and some pops of colour


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Angela Schneider of Big White Dog Photography in Spokane, WA. Click the link at the bottom of each post until you end up right back here. I’d love to hear what you thought of this blog. Have you thought about booking a farm photography experience with us?


If you have an ethical farm on the Barrington Coast and would like to commission me to photograph your animals, I am available for both private and commercial work. Get in touch and we can tailor a package to suit your needs.


Dogs’ lives truly are too short. Book before it’s too late, make a date and come visit us for your dog’s very own farm photography experience. Let’s get some stunning artwork up on your walls for generations to come. Let’s create a visual legacy for your dog.

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  1. Nicole Hrustyk on 17 April, 2021 at 2:00 am

    I love this colorful series! Well done!

    • Jo Lyons on 18 April, 2021 at 7:19 am

      Thanks Nicole 🙂

  2. Kim Hollis on 17 April, 2021 at 5:45 am

    omg I love the sleeping dog in the first photo. How nice that you have this option to offer your clients.

    • Jo Lyons on 18 April, 2021 at 7:19 am

      Haha that’s Henry the lazy loaf. It’s rustic but it’s great to have the option.

  3. Angela Schneider on 17 April, 2021 at 12:12 pm

    I love how much variety you can get with dog portraits in your studio! That leather couch is to die for!

    • Jo Lyons on 18 April, 2021 at 7:18 am

      Thanks Angela, it’s a pretty tiny space too. Can’t wait for the new studio to be built. That couch… I’m still pinching myself!

  4. Darlene Woodward on 18 April, 2021 at 9:16 pm

    Beautiful portraits, Jo! I absolutely love brown … and your addition of the bail of hay is perfect! This is such an amazing variety of options for your clients. I love the pop of turquoise in the blanket against the brown.

  5. Tammy Snyder on 22 April, 2021 at 4:37 am

    ohhh the striped ottoman with the teal background. ! Each one is so colorful and the textures add a nice change too.

  6. Tracy Allard on 28 April, 2021 at 1:13 am

    LOVE the teal and yellow, so clever and I can’t wait to see pictures of your studio when complete, I’m green with envy that you’ll have one on your own property!

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