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Sonic, Blondie and Sandy's photo session from Macquarie Park


2 July, 2024

Earlier this year I had the incredible opportunity to photograph Amanda and her three energetic flyball dogs—Sonic the Kelpie, Blondie the Border Collie and Sandy the Kelpie. This session was extra special because it was a gift from Amanda's flyball team, Norwest Thunderdogs, to celebrate Sonic, who has been facing some health concerns. Our location was the beautiful Macquarie Park on the Hawkesbury River, an ideal setting for capturing these remarkable dogs.

After a rain-induced reschedule, we were blessed with picture-perfect weather on the new date, featuring lovely summer sunshine. The timing couldn't have been better, and the bright, clear day was a perfect backdrop for our session.

Amanda competes in flyball and other dog sports with all three dogs, and their training and bond were evident throughout our time together. Macquarie Park, being an off-lead dog park and beach, allowed Sonic, Blondie, and Sandy to showcase their incredible off-lead skills and making my editing work a breeze!

We captured a mix of individual and group portraits, both with and without Amanda, focusing primarily on Sonic. The session began on the grassy lawn near the car park, where I captured the majority of the traditional portraits of all three dogs. From there, we moved through the park to the sand pathway, with the sun casting beautiful light through the trees, creating a perfect setting for some stunning portraits.

Next, we ventured to the water's edge for some relaxed, candid images in and around the water. The dogs had a blast, and their playful antics in the river made for some truly memorable shots. We concluded the session with some dramatic silhouette images as the sun began to set, adding a magical touch to the evening.

Amanda chose the top collection during her viewing and ordering appointment, which includes a 20" x 30" wall art piece, a custom 8" x 10" photo album, and all final digital files. It was touching to see her so happy with the results, and the wall art piece will be a beautiful tribute to Sonic's spirit and their time together.

 
Sonic, Blondie and Sandy's photo session from Macquarie Park
 
Sonic, Blondie and Sandy's photo session from Macquarie Park
 
Sonic, Blondie and Sandy's photo session from Macquarie Park
 
Sonic, Blondie and Sandy's photo session from Macquarie Park
 
Sonic, Blondie and Sandy's photo session from Macquarie Park
 
Sonic, Blondie and Sandy's photo session from Macquarie Park
 
Sonic, Blondie and Sandy's photo session from Macquarie Park
 
Sonic, Blondie and Sandy's photo session from Macquarie Park
 
Sonic, Blondie and Sandy's photo session from Macquarie Park
 
Sonic, Blondie and Sandy's photo session from Macquarie Park
 
Sonic, Blondie and Sandy's photo session from Macquarie Park
 
Sonic, Blondie and Sandy's photo session from Macquarie Park
 
Sonic, Blondie and Sandy's photo session from Macquarie Park
 
Sonic, Blondie and Sandy's photo session from Macquarie Park
 
Sonic, Blondie and Sandy's photo session from Macquarie Park
 
Sonic, Blondie and Sandy's photo session from Macquarie Park
 
Sonic, Blondie and Sandy's photo session from Macquarie Park
 
Sonic, Blondie and Sandy's photo session from Macquarie Park
 
Sonic, Blondie and Sandy's photo session from Macquarie Park
 
Sonic, Blondie and Sandy's photo session from Macquarie Park
 
Sonic, Blondie and Sandy's photo session from Macquarie Park
 
Sonic, Blondie and Sandy's photo session from Macquarie Park
 
Sonic, Blondie and Sandy's photo session from Macquarie Park
 
Sonic, Blondie and Sandy's photo session from Macquarie Park
 
Sonic, Blondie and Sandy's photo session from Macquarie Park
 
Sonic, Blondie and Sandy's photo session from Macquarie Park
 

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