Riley is a Ham

Actually, Riley is a 3-year old black lab.  But she is also a ham!  She looooooves posing for the camera!

So today’s family-pet photoshoot was super fun.

Lounging Around

Who knew leaning against the couch would look so good?  Riley is a natural model!

I love the texture and pattern of the couch next to Riley’s soft furry face.

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Doggie Boudoir

Riley is gorgeous and sweet and soft and friendly and gentle and obedient…. You can’t help but instantly fall in love with her!

I especially love the photo on the right because it’s mostly black and white, and then pow — you see her gorgeous brown eyes!

(If you look closely, you can see me in Riley’s eyes in that photo!)

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Old French Postcard

With the Eiffel Tower in the background, I applied a cool effect to this photo to make it look like an old French postcard.  I love it!

This photo would look great as a folded notecard.

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It’s Just Another Morning

Riley is taking her parents, Ria and Jose, for a walk around the neighborhood.  ;)

I love the urban mood of this shot.  It cried out to be BxW, and I made it super contrasty to give it more punch!

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No, Don’t Pick The Apples!

Ria told me that Jose wanted to pick the ripe apples from their tree in the backyard, but Ria told him “No!” because I was coming over soon for their photoshoot.  Tee hee.

I love that the apple tree still had apples, so I found creative ways to incorporate it in some shots…

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Richmond Models

I loved this corner with the hanging tree and the tall red fence, so I asked them to stand there and hang out.  It was a casual shot, but don’t they look dashing?!

To further enhance the natural faded Summer look of this photo, I applied a texture that is like an old burlap bag.  This was my first time playing with textures, so it was a fun new adventure!

What do you think of textures for photos?

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7 Comments

  1. Ria & Jose

    OMG Annie!!!! You are the WOMAN! WE LOVE LOVE LOVE all the sneak peak photos! You are just brilliant! Ok, we’ll have to get the CD! Where do I place the order? Haha! Seriously, we want it! Can’t wait to see it all. Thank you for being a workaholic. Our mouth was like….”wow”. We love you!

  2. Absolutely gorgeous as usual. I love the new textured technique effect!!!

  3. Ria & Jose

    Amazing, as if I can touch the texture of the photo. Thanks Annie :o)

  4. amy nguyen

    what wonderful shots!! and riley is so adorable! i especially like the color shot with the blurry apple! the colors are fantastic!

  5. I’ve been lurking your blog for a few months now but I just had to comment on these! I LOVE the one of Riley ala french postcard. And I love the textures as well. I’ve recently discovered textures as well and I “Lurve” them!

  6. Wow, this are some sharp pictures. I wish she was local. I sure can use her for Ashely’s Quince.

  7. Hilda

    I love the pictures, especially the BXW Riley taking her parents for a walk