My daughter and I had an ‘experience day’ present for Christmas last year – it was a pet photo shoot for our lovely greyhound ‘Hippie’!
Read all about her here !
And here she is:
Always photogenic and never ever camera shy.
Its been a busy year, my girl and her dog moved out into their own home in March and the photo shoot was almost forgotten.
But, just before the voucher expired I made the booking.
Considering this was a gift – it was quite a surprise to find that I needed to pay a £20 deposit. This was to be refunded to me if I didn’t use it towards purchasing extra photos –although we would get one 10 x 8 “ free.
The chosen photographer was quite a long way away (apparently they don’t have local ones) but they did say they were used to photographing pets and had toys and treats to get the animals attention and capture the best shot.
Sadly when my daughter and Hippie arrived there were no toys or treats, and Hippie was nervous of her surroundings. My daughter hadn’t taken anything, believing that these people would have, at least, the basics like a bowl of water and a squeaky toy.
They had nothing and Hippie was panting and not ready for this event.
But still it went ahead – the photographer suggested grey backdrops to show off Hippie’s colouring but my daughter wanted fun shots so she chose pink.
Many photos later – they left for home and yesterday we went back to view the photos.
We were shown them on a big screen in a darkened room with soft music playing… how nice!
But – the photos were just hilarious, Hippie at her best, turning her back or her head – or running off – there was even one of her rear end as she ran away. My daughter and I were helpless with laughter as we tried to narrow down our choice for the free photo.
Eventually we got it down to 5 – and went through them again – my daughter chose one of the ones with the pink background and
I was told if Iwanted one my £20 deposit plus another £10 would secure me a 7 x 5 print.
Yes – it was a rip off but there was one photo that I loved …
– possibly not the best but I do miss Hippie around the house and I love the look on her face!
It was hard to get a photo of the pink background one…
but you can get some idea from this…..
Before leaving for this expedition I had left Alfie with my friend …..
He had been quite happy to go and play with his friend Buddy.
When I got back my friend looked worn out – Alfie had been into everything and wouldn’t listen – I think she was glad to see the back of him and I don’t blame her – he is hard work.
We got home and he went to sleep for the afternoon….. bliss!
But later he threw his dummy out of the pram ..
Do you think he wants a photo shoot too??????