Beautiful pet photography is all about love. It’s about capturing the love these little furry friends give us unconditionally on a daily basis. It’s about the love we hold in our hearts for them while they snuggle to our chests. It’s about the love we keep in the depths of our souls long after they’re gone. This adorable, sunlight session by the sublime Willow & Co. is all about love. Love for them, and their love for us. Enjoy…
Normally our clients contact us and tell us about their pets who we then meet on the day of their shoot. This time it was the other way round and I actually met Winston before I met Bridget. We were shooting a ‘Nintendogs’ event at Sydney’s wonderful Hawthorne Canal dog park and a little energetic bundle of black fur raced up to me in complete excitement and uncontrollable puppy wiggles. He won me over right away and I then met his mum Bridget who was enjoying a coffee nearby from Cafe Bones. After Bridget had expressed how much Winston meant to her, she and I knew she needed to capture that love forever in a portrait session.
Bridget and Winston live in Sydney’s Inner West but their session took place here in the gorgeous Blue Mountains. We’re blessed with a picturesque dog off leash area that’s set among natural bushland and we knew it would be perfect for their session, especially with the beautiful light that filters through the eucalyptus in the late afternoon.
During their shoot it became clear just how much Bridget loves Winston. He’s both her baby and her best friend. He hangs off every word she says, he watches for her commands and he gives his all to make her smile and laugh.
When you look at Winston, you can’t help but adore him. He’s such a little clown with the cheekiest face and one ear that refuses to stay down. He and Bridget are just perfect together, and the loving bond they have shines through in their photos.
I loved capturing these moments between them and I’m so happy knowing Bridget will be reminded of their love every time she walks past the framed prints that now hang proudly in her’s and Winston’s home.
About Willow & Co.
Willow & Co. is fine art photography for pets, couples and weddings. We’re Grace & Tim; we live and work surrounded by the rustic beauty of the Blue Mountains, NSW and are owned by Teddy the Mini Dachshund and Willow the Saluki.
Our photographs celebrate love and we believe in an honest, down-to-earth approach to telling visual stories. We’re dog people, cat people and any kind of animal people. We have specialised in photographing pets and their people since 2010 (previously as ‘Red Bird Photography’) and to us there is nothing else in this world quite like the bond between a person and their pet.
We capture that love and connection in images. Photographing pets has also allowed us to do something for the heart- we regularly volunteer to provide professional photographs of RSPCA shelter animals, which betters their chances of being adopted.