Xmas at the SPCA……… part 2

SANTA FINAL-2 copieThis week was the real solo experience! I went back to the SPCA Western QUEBEC to take pictures of owners and their dogs/cats as part of a fundraising event for there organization. Last week, I shadowed my teacher Harry Nowell, but this week I was the lead photographer of the event.

In the morning, I had some butterflies in my stomach but I knew I could do a good job and I was well prepared. After setting up the scene and making sure everything was working properly then the pressure when down and it was time to have some fun. First clients….. 4 big dogs in the same picture!!! Action you say…. it was the most difficult setting of the day but it went very well. Everybody seems to enjoy there time with Santa, I had a lot of fun and people liked there pictures.

We had all kinds of dogs and our first cat of the event. Some of the dogs were rescued by the SPCA and the staff was more then happy to see them back in good health. That was very moving!

It was a great experience. A solo assignment that gave me a good idea of what it looks like to organize an on site photo session. During that day, even Harry stoped by to have his picture taken with his dog Biscuit. His dog has been rescued by the SPCA last year.

So have a look at all the different animals that showed up to have a picture taken with Santa.



Harry and Biscuit

Harry and Biscuit


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2 best friends with Santa

2 best friends with Santa


So cute.........

So cute.........


First cat of the day

First cat of the day


Funny face

Funny face


The star of the day

The star of the day


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7 Commentaires sur “Xmas at the SPCA……… part 2

  1. December 16, 2009 at 20:42

    Nice work Nat! I can imagine how difficult it must have been at times. I’ve been trying to take photos of my own dog and he doesn’t always cooperate.

  2. Mimi
    December 16, 2009 at 19:05

    “The Star of the Day” est super affectueux! Matou avec la queue rayé qu’on voit est très beau! Bon goût à prendre des photos!

  3. Pink Power
    December 16, 2009 at 16:38

    Super tes photos Nat! Vraiment j’adore tout simplement. Continue – le beau travail

  4. December 14, 2009 at 19:39

    Excellent work Nathalie! I also wish I could have come down with Bender! All your photos are sharp and colourful, well done!


  5. Sophie Matte
    December 14, 2009 at 13:44

    Nathalie, les photos sont excellentes! Comme à l’habitude, les couleurs sont vives et le cadrage est parfait. La photo de Harry et Biscuit est particulièrement bonne, et les deux qui suivent aussi. Quel beau projet pour une si bonne cause. Je regrette de ne pas y être allée avec notre petit lion Victor – peut-être l’an prochain.

  6. December 13, 2009 at 23:01

    Oh Nat!!!

    Bravo. J’aime beaucoup le photo de Biscuit et moi!!


  7. Helene
    December 13, 2009 at 13:44

    Great great pics Nat! I love them all. Favorites are the one where Santa and dog close up where they make the whole frame of the picture like in the first shot and the star of the day.
    And for a good cause bravo!

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