Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Cora and Sampson ~ Hyde Park Pet Photographer

I met Cora and Sampson's dad while shooting a wedding together July 25th. Chad Whelan, owner of Digital Wave Productions, was filming the event, while I shot it. We worked side by side for most of the night, after all we are both trying to capture the same moments. It was only when one of us mentioned our dogs that the conversation really got started. Chad has been happily married for 16 years. He and his wife have two beautiful four-legged kids, Cora and Sampson. Cora is a solid 75 lb. American Bulldog who considers herself nothing more than a 16 oz lap dog. Sampson, the older, and slightly wiser of the two was rescued a year earlier than Cora. More like a daddy's boy, he listened and looked only at Chad during the entire shoot. They came to my studio for a pet portrait session. Chad plans to give these images to his wife as an anniversary present (she has no idea the shoot took place so it should be an awesome reaction). The shoot was so much fun and we were able to capture some super cute expressions on both pups. Here are my favorites. P.S. We used my new blue backdrop and I am hearting it so much.


  1. Great set, and I'm no fan of studio pet shots usually. Nice dogs, too.

  2. Stephanie,

    I LOVE them!!! THank you so much for taking these wonderful pictures of my babies. Your work is amazing. I will pass your name around to all my friends who have dogs!

    Thank you again,

    Samantha Whelan

    P.S. This was a great anniversary gift!

  3. Beautiful shots! Love the contrast of that blue background against their fur.

  4. Loving that blue background! Great captures!

  5. Thanks again Stephanie! I have some great ideas for a concept video shoot when you are ready.