Back in November I took photographs of some gorgeous Pomeranian dogs & Cocker Spaniel puppies for the Croft Farm Stud website. Croft Farm Stud, based in Doncaster, offer a wide range of fabulous pet and equine services. As well as breeding top quality dogs of many breeds, they also provide boarding kennels and dog grooming. On the equine side of things, they breed show quality Sports Horses and provide Horse drawn carriages (including a very popular Cinderella Carriage), pulled by 2 stunning Friesian horses for weddings, proms and all other special events.
We did the pet portrait session on 2 separate days. First, Jane brought me 3 fabulous Pomeranian dogs, that she has imported all the way from Russia! There were 2 bitches, Dolly, black & tan and Peggy who is a very rare white Pomeranian. Valentino, is a very handsome black & tan stud dog with the sweetest temperament!
The following week, and I think this must be one of my favourite shoots yet, she fetched me not 1, not 2, not even 3 but 6 show quality Spaniel puppies! Cocker & Springer, aged between 4 weeks and 6 months old.
6 month old Cocker Spaniel, Lila, absolutely stole my heart. She was impeccably well behaved for a puppy of her age. We put her in my 'Made in Yorkshire' crates, and she sat there good as gold. As soon as I put my camera down and said 'she's done', she leapt out of the crate and ran to me for a kiss and cuddle.
I loved the image below I decided to enter it into two monthly competitions, the November Image of the Month competition with the Guild of Photographers and the February Society of Wedding and Portrait Photographers competition. I am thrilled to announce the image won an award in both!
A Bronze Bar with the Guild of Photographers
"Image of a strong standard at a national competition level (something to be proud of!)"
Highly Commended with the SWPP
For more information about any of the services Croft Farm Stud offer, please visit their website by clicking HERE