I absolutely loved spending some time at the park with Charlie and Rosie. Two pups who are loving life!
This is my city. Wellington, New Zealand. I’m participating in Rover.com’s Tail of 20 Cities along with 19 other photographers from around the world. Check out all of the photographs here <Tail of Twenty Cities Photo Journey (https://www.rover.com/blog/tail-of-20-cities/)
My cats when asked, were not keen for a photography session around Wellington, but I was lucky to get to photograph the gorgeous Blue Heeler pup Ruby for this project.
The first place that always comes to mind for me when I think of Wellington is Oriental Parade. I’ve always loved strolling along the promenade, I find it so relaxing. I love watching all the different dogs on their daily walks, children on bikes, joggers and pace walkers, tourists and locals - all drinking in the glorious views back to the city across the harbour.
I love chilling out on a bench seat with my feet on the seawall eating gelato in summer or drinking a latte in winter. I love seeing the lights on the Norfolk pines twinkling at night and watching the Carter Fountain come to life in the harbour spraying great plumes of water.
I love Oriental Parade on a still warm day or seeing the harbour churn and boil during gale force winds.
To me Oriental Parade is Wellington summed up in one street.
Last year I was asked to photograph dogs Scout and Bo. That was enough to make me happy - as you all know I love photographing dogs. BUT imagine my excitement when their Dad Nick mentioned that there are more members of their "fur family".
In fact there were the two dogs accompanied by two kitties - Pinnacle and The Navigator, Buffy the pig, Tilly ( Matilda lambington), Philly (Captain Fleecity Stubbing) and Bunny - all sheep.
There are goats Jimmy, GG, Milly, Molly, Mandy, Pine Cone and lots of chickens. I mean LOTS of chickens - in sizes, shapes and colours.
All of theses animals are completely loved and truly living the good life.
Just before Christmas I spent a lovely summers evening photographing Morgan, Baxter and Lochie at their favourite beach.
Meet Nacho and Sarbie. Two little balls of super energy. I think their motto is "GO GO GO!"
I actually photographed them last year but I have so many wonderful shoots to share that sometimes it takes a little while to get them up on the blog!
Clients who sadly lose a pet often contact me to tell me how precious the images I took of their pet are to them. I know how important photography is - not only can a photograph be beautiful, thought provoking or amusing on your wall, but many hold powerful memories for us as we go through life. I know this and it's my job to help capture these memories for people........ but I find myself always too tired or too busy to take photos of my own two beautiful girls Abbey and Eva.
So, one of my New Year's Resolutions is to take more photos of my own cats - I'm actually already ahead of the game as I took some just before Christmas to share with you xx.