We don’t always know when we will be called upon to help. My mother fell recently, breaking her wrist and elbow. At the same time, she had just gotten a puppy. Quite the timing! With many appointments needed and upcoming surgery, we offered to watch the puppy for a while.
His name is Micah, and boy he can be a handful! Be it that he’s only 8 weeks old or just a high energy breed (mini Aussie), he has a lot of steam to burn off. Fortunately our back yard is filled with green grass and fun things to play with.
I LOVE getting down and capturing details with my phone camera. Often it takes several attempts to get one photo (or two) that are super cute and look posed.
These outtakes though really capture the personality. We can call these “lifestyle puppy pics”!
I didn’t get many clear and posed photos, but you only need one or two good ones to put on your wall, right?
This one was captured just before he moved, so isn’t extremely clear on his face, but look how cute his expression is!!
He then started in on the ball, his favorite outside toy. Don’t worry, the ball is softer than it looks and is already flat, so easy for him to grab (and none of the kids were upset that it became his 😂).
Look at this final photo! He’s learning to “wait” while I’m about to kick the ball, so was actually still when I took this photo. I’d say it was a slam dunk! 😉
Though people don’t usually print the outtakes, those are often the photos that allow the personality to shine through.
My advice for trying to get that perfectly posed photo? Have patience with these squirmy pups (or children!), have fun, let them play, and snap a lot of photos, not just the pretty posed ones! Eventually you will end up with the one you want to print and hang on your wall.