After a mixed start to the year with January's entries to the Image of the Month competition, I was pleased to be awarded three Bronze Awards for February's entries, which all featured beautiful Ruby from her Pawfect Moments Experience photo shoot, which took place in her home.
At the time of her photo shoot, Ruby was only 16 weeks old, and she completely rocked the posing!
The first two images which were awarded Bronze are classic studio portraits, using a dark green background which is one of my favourite's for this style of photo shoot. Ruby was a typical bouncy puppy, but with lots of patience and some gentle encouragement, she gave us these beautiful poses to create images that her humans love.
I was particularly pleased that the third image was also awarded Bronze! I often use suitcases as props for photographs, and as I brought them in to the house, Ruby's mum said that they had one similar, which Ruby's Dad had used during his time in the Navy and had various stickers on it as well as the name of the places he'd been stationed during his service.
Well of course, I asked if it was handy! Luckily it was and we got Ruby to pose alongside it to create a real piece of family history in her portraits.
The wooden floor in this image is added into the image afterwards - and in fact I had to add it twice! For the original client image, I used a "bought" digital floor that I got from Etsy, however for competition bought images are not allowed. Luckily, we have wooden floors in our house, so when I decided to enter this image in IOM, I quickly got the camera out to photograph our wooden floors, and replaced the original floor with the one I photographed.
I am thrilled with how well it turned out and I absolutely love the story behind this image, so it's brilliant to know that this has also been awarded Bronze.