The Farm Photography Experience – for the ultimate pet portrait
The big day has arrived! Your dog is pimped and preened and you have your outfit ready and you’re headed to our farm! New to this blog and wondering where to start… last week I took you through the Discovery Call
. Now on to the farm photography experience!
Escape the city with your dog
Our farm is 2.5k along Squires Road which is a dirt road just past Hardwood Espresso
at the Brush Turkey off the Wootton Way (which also happens to be our dog-friendly cafe!).
The sights, smells and sounds are like a sensory explosion to your dog when they arrive, and this soon includes taste as they get out and have a sniff around and sample a few of the grasses. A bit like having a glass of champs when you arrive at a special function.
Most of our clients travel up from Sydney, Newcastle or the Hunter Valley region and often opt to take advantage of the experience by building it around a weekend escape with their dog. We are located in the Great Lakes Region of the beautiful Barrington Coast and there is so much to explore up here, one weekend isn’t really near enough!
Meet, Greet, Sniff and Pee
I’ll greet you at the gate and take you into our “waiting area” where we will spend some time chatting and settling in and letting your dog sniff and pee to their heart’s content. One of my recent clients introduced me to the term “sniffari” meaning letting your dog take you on an adventure with their nose… sniffing out the most interesting route to walk. This is all part of our unique farm photography experience.
Once we’ve all settled, I’ll take you through another gate into our main shooting space… an expansive paddock up high on the farm with the most amazing views of the surrounding countryside and the freshest air you will have breathed in a long time! It is right here where we are also building a photography studio which will be ready for action by October 2022!
Time to strike a pose, and have some fun
We’ll spend the next hour or so watching your dog living their best life as they frollick around to their heart’s content. I will be photographing them as we meander along the pathways.
I will most likely ask you to assist when I find the perfect spot to take some portraits of your dog. I’ll show you how to position your dog and yourself, and hold the lead in a way where it can easily be edited out of the shot in post-production. I even have some awesome tricks up my sleeve so I can totally edit you out of the shot too where necessary.
The love of your life?
Of course, what better way to celebrate the love you have for your dog than by having some photos taken with them.
Full disclaimer! The photos of me in this post were taken during a branding session with Claudia Gabriel Lim with a neighbour and her gorgeous Japanese Spitz’s so I’m also sharing some photos of some images from a recent client session with Tina and her pawrents. Tina had a blast at her farm photography experience!
Tina’s mum Jaime chose an Artisan Box along with a Digital Collection at her reveal and purchasing appointment which is the subject of next week’s post.
As we are a destination dog photography business, we take our clients into our office at the end of the session so they can see, touch and feel our Australian made artwork options on display. It’s one thing to see our beautiful products digitally in an online brochure, but to see them in person is a whole different level.
At the moment our office in in our home, so you will hear a cacophony of barking behind the office door.
Our studio due for completion in October 2022 will mean we can run our business away from the house and leave our own dogs in peace! You will even get to sit and relax with a glass of wine at the end of the session… how great will that be!
Watch this space!
The end of a great experience… and a very sleepy dog
Without fail, every single dog who has enjoyed our farm photography experience here on our farm in Wootton crashes out in the car on the journey home or back to accommodation. Maybe it’s the abundance of fresh air, maybe it’s the excitement of the adventure, regardless they all catch some shut eye!
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Want to learn more about a Jo Lyons Photography experience with your dog? Learn more here.