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the hairy beasts ~ {Hamilton, Ontario dog images photographer}

if i receive a phone call from repeat client Derk, i know it’s going to be a hairy time. as the co-guardian of four hairy beasts, he never disappoints when it comes to fabulous dog models.

meet Willow and Dimitri … two of the most gorgeous Afghan hounds ever.
01_ontario_dog_stock_photography_dwss-126-Edit-Editof course, as this was Dimitri’s first time in front of the scruffy cameras, he had to do a little warmup stretching …

02_ontario_dog_stock_photography_dwss-74… but then he was ready to rock his photoshoot …

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… even working the wind like a seasoned pro.

04_ontario_dog_stock_photography_dwss-6915_ontario_dog_stock_photography_dwss-51606_ontario_dog_stock_photography_dwss-76Derk came to Kitchener with the hounds on his birthday for a special shoot … kilt and all.  and don’t ask me what’s under that kilt … yes, i lie down on the ground all the time during my sessions, but i wasn’t peeking!

07_ontario_dog_stock_photography_dimitri willow steenblik-1408_ontario_dog_stock_photography_dimitri willow steenblik-16409_ontario_dog_stock_photography_dimitri willow steenblik-207for their next session, the entire gang came … Soloman and Sophie, joining us for their turn in the alley …

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… including a family portrait, of course.13_ontario_dog_stock_photography_dwss-27214_ontario_dog_stock_photography_dwss-579of course, any opportunity that Willow has to nap, well, she always takes it.

15_ontario_dog_stock_photography_dwss-516and this is the family portrait that is now hanging over the mantlepience at the hairybeasts’ home as a 65″ canvas.16_ontario_dog_stock_photography_dwss-539-Edit

derk gary canvas-6of course, a scruffy session isn’t all posing and family portraits … we expect everyscruffy to let loose!17_ontario_dog_stock_photography_dwss-70918_ontario_dog_stock_photography_dwss-59819_ontario_dog_stock_photography_dwss-647

… and get downright wild and crazy.20_ontario_dog_stock_photography_dwss-69821_ontario_dog_stock_photography_dwss-73922_ontario_dog_stock_photography_dwss-825and yet another trip to Kitchener had the cockapoos, Sophie and Soloman, posing it up in the natural light studio.  such perfect little models, these two.

23_ontario_dog_stock_photography_dwss-838thanks for sharing your hairy beasts with me, Derk and Gary.  it is always a pleasure to work with your stellar models!

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  • HannahThese are my favourite pictures you’ve done. I love the Afghans by the graffiti … It’s such a contrast!ReplyCancel

  • MaggieI cant get over the family portrait! It is amazing, the lighting the dogs pose everything! You are a true professional!ReplyCancel

  • michelle bradshawWow….just love this shoot illona. I’ve always admired Afghans and those two beauties are awesome! Beautiful work as usual……ReplyCancel

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