I needed an updated picture of Tice (minus all the dirt), so we headed to the front yard for a change. I always gravitate to the back yard for photos for several reasons: 1) I usually shoot late in the afternoon, and that’s when the light is good back there. 2) The back yard offers more privacy: I’m usually completely bent over, lying, or squatting when I photograph Tice, and I don’t like to put on a show for everyone that drives by. 3) There are a lot more background options in the back yard; in the front, I have to worry more about power lines, neighbors houses/cars, etc…
But I took these right before lunch, so the front yard offered more shade/indirect light at that time. At first I was annoyed that we couldn’t go to the back, but then I started thinking about how I rarely take pictures of the front of the house, and I know I’ll miss those when I’m looking back through these photos one day.
Sometimes he looks so serious.
But it usually ends with this…
Yes, I took a lot of pictures. One-hundred and seventy-four to be exact. Tice kept taking his hat off as soon as I would put it on him, but after about six rounds of that, he finally left it on for more than one shot. Patience and perseverance were the keys. Although, I did like the pictures without the hat, too. I didn’t intend on using the stool at first, but it quickly became obvious that he wasn’t just going to sit and smile for me. We went inside (because he pooped) and I grabbed a stool (not the one he had just taken, though–ha, ha, ha), because he loves to put on a show with his talent to sit and stand on something. It was the perfect prop; it gave him something to focus on, and we ended up with some great images. It was a fun shoot.
This was one of my favorites. I wish our house had been in the background, but at least there are some flowers (mostly snapdragons) blooming in our flowerbed.
And I have to end with this little series. Hopefully it will make you smile, too!
Have a wonderful Friday!