I'm having a bit of writers block, so I'm hoping this post can help me get out of my writing funk.
From the moment I got Simon his personality towards the camera leaned
towards that of a ham. I loved taking his picture as much as he loved
posing for them. A candid shot was always hard to pull off, as soon as
he heard the camera click he was posing.
He also LOVED to dress up. I swear for a boy he had more clothes and
costumes than I did. So, of course getting dressed up and having his
picture taken was the best thing ever. I swear if I was too slow in
getting him into one of his shirts, he would try to do it for himself.
Most often dressing himself without my help.
But that's not my main story with this post. This post is the story
of how a random photo shoot idea, became one of my favorite photos of
As you all know by now, I'm a writer by trade and by heart, but I
also love having other hobbies. One of them being photography, and
having such a perfect and willing subject as Simon, only made me love my
The idea came to me one summer day, after spotting some over sized
plastic planters my mom had bought for the yard. I loved seeing cute
doggy photos online, and wanted to try my hand at one of my
own.Gathering up one of the planters, my camera and Simon, a beautiful
photo shoot was born, as well as my very own puppy flower.