I have a new man in my life – meet {Alfie}

For those of you who know me personally, or who follow my updates on Facebook and Twitter, you may have seen that we have a new addition to the household … Alfie is a Tibetan Terrier who was born on 18 December 2010. He is growing by the day and has the hugest feet – good for walking on snow, apparently, as Tibetan Terriers were given to travellers as a good luck charm and for safety when they were traversing the snowy valleys.

Bringing a puppy into a household can be a fraught time – I’ve never had a dog before so I need to train myself as much as I need to train Alfie. He has already come with me on some photoshoots and is meeting lots of new people. He is an excitable little one, who loves to show his affection by biting … which worried me at first but now I realise that he is just saying “hello” and that it is normal for puppies. We will be going to puppy training because we all want to have a dog of whom we can be proud and not scared.

Anyway, here’s a pic of our new little man, who has already found his way into our hearts …

If you book a shoot with me or we arrange a meeting, do let me know if you like dogs … as Alfie may well be joining us!

Faversham photographer Samantha Jones photographs {Tricky and Dicky}

I have recently been asked whether I photograph family pets and other types of animals – and the answer is yes! I thought I would show you a few images from a shoot recently with Tricky and Dicky, residents at Home Choice Carpets (www.homechoicecarpets.com) who are based in Whitstable. Take a look …

As to which one is Tricky, and which one is Dicky, well, I will let you guess! Thanks to Debbie for making me feel so welcome and thanks to Dicky, in particular, for being so well behaved!

My weekend with Laura, John, Tara and Rosie …

I visited my great friend Laura, her husband John and their two gorgeous girls, Tara and Rosie, in Southampton. Despite the extra-long journey (roadworks …), and the weather (sun, showers, sun, showers …), I had the best time.

Poor Rosie got quite poorly sick after having an adventure in a pond which ended up in a very late night (or rather, early morning) visit to the emergency vet but hopefully she will be on the mend very soon. This is Rosie …

Rosie

Rosie

And this is Tara …

Tara

We went into Hythe and had a drink at the Salt Bar by the marina and then went into the town itself for a curry. All very nice indeed. Unfortunately John and Laura then had to take Rosie to the emergency vet in the early hours of Saturday morning.

However, we went with Tara for a long walk along the beach opposite the Isle of Wight. The weather was absolutely wonderful …

Southampton montage

I do hope that Rosie is well on the road to recovery. Thank you again to Laura and John for making me feel so incredibly welcome and I hope to visit again soon.

Pet Portrait Photography … something a little different

On Saturday, I got the opportunity to shoot my neighbours dogs … this may sound slightly worse than it really was …

Murphy and Charlie were absolutely great fun – and their owners were prepared with treats to keep them both in check.

Murphy is a delight to photograph:

Murphy_by_Samantha_Jones_Photography

Charlie was a little more skittish: but just as cute …

Charlie_by_Samantha_Jones_Photography 

Last night I downloaded the images across for their owners who are going to use them in their Christmas newsletter – such a compliment and praise indeed!

Thanks again Steve and Rosie for letting us visit and photograph your lovely dogs and also for having some great set-up ideas. 

Now I just have to get the dog hairs out of my background before the next shoot …!

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