Commercial Pet Photography for West Paw: Outdoor & Indoor Dogs
We had so much fun and produced so many incredible photos during our first West Paw photo shoot that just a few months later, I got a call to start planning the next one! This time, they had two brand new Zogoflex toys that were getting ready to launch at SuperZoo — the Zwig, for dogs who love to play with sticks (or twigs!), and the Rando, a super fun squishy oddly-shaped ball that changes direction with every bounce.
Just like our last shoot, we had an awesome selection of models to choose from. Most of the doggos we chose were rescues and the puppies were even available for adoption at the time of our shoot! So cool, right? I love working with companies who are open to working with all breeds and mixes!
Our first location was an incredible little field behind a pond. You wouldn’t think much of it but as the sun rose up over the horizon, it set the sky ablaze with golden light — perfect for our Golden Retriever, Moby! I couldn’t have asked for a better morning!
Next up were two past clients of mine, flyball champs Kendyll and Kiyah! These two are serious about their ball games. They both loved playing with the Zwig and Rando toys. They were so tired after our playtime was up!
Have you ever seen pure bliss? I’m pretty sure this is it!
Moby wanted to play more fetch and his mom was ready and willing to give him a bath later that day, so we decided to get wet. We had a perfect pond to play in and Moby couldn’t wait to hop on in! The Zwig toy was perfect for tossing because it floats and is so bright that Moby didn’t have any trouble spotting it in the water.
You knew this shake was coming, right?
After we got sufficiently dirty, we cleaned ourselves up and headed to a beautifully remodeled house belonging to a people photographer I know. She was kind enough to let us rent it out/overtake it with dogs for a few hours.
First up was Buckingham, a ridiculously cute little nugget who, before our shoot, had one favorite toy in the whole world. After our shoot, though? I’m pretty sure the Zwig is a new fav. He sat there and chewed on it for at least a half-hour. He was so happy!
We played with the Rando, too, which he clearly also enjoyed.
When Buckingham started to get a little tired, we brought in little Miss Miley. She was utterly thrilled to chase the Rando ball all around the house and chew on the Zwig!
To conclude our session, Rosie’s mom (from our first shoot) brought two adorable little puppies who were available for adoption from Rancho Coastal Humane Society in San Diego.
Just like during our first shoot, I worked with Jeremy, the most amazing videographer out there. He created these super awesome product videos that work so seamlessly with the stills I took. Give them a watch!