One might say frames are a great way to box something in.
I say they’re a great way to point something out!
They can accentuate that long, hairy nose. They can magnify a pair of big “I can’t say no to those” eyes.
By now, we all know that I like pets that look like people. I mean, they DO have personalities. There’s a reason they’re not called pet-sonalities, right?
In an interview that I can’t properly quote because I don’t remember where I saw it, William Wegman expressed his disapproval of dogs in sunglasses. As much as I love the guy and honor all of the work he does, I can’t disagree more!
Glasses, whether they be reading, dailies, bifocals, blue-screen blocking, LeVar Burton Trekkie wrap arounds, etc. bring a level of “people” to my pet models. And I freaking love it.
These kinds of photos just make me smile.
Plus Wegman has dogs in wigs, so there’s that. (Which I also totally love, btw.)
Glasses for the masses!
Now, for some they are an absolute necessity. There is, however, a solution for you rare puppers that can see the alarm clock when you wake up in the middle of the night.
That’s my husband. He’s a freak of nature (I say that in the most lovingly, yet a little jealous way).
Pop the lenses out! Voila! Style AND Sight! Plus they’re easier to photograph.
Did I tell you about the time I didn’t wipe the glasses off before a photoshoot? That was yesterday. Pic #3 of Mucca. It sucked. Carol + Hours in Photoshop = Magic
So here is a short collection of the best frames that I have in the studio for anyone to enjoy. I love them because they really can change the feel of the photo and the story it conveys.
SET. SPIKE. LOVE EATING THE TENNIS BALLS.
THE SPORTY BOY WANNABE LOOK
SWEET AS PIE WITHOUT ALL THE DENTAL BILLS.
THE SWEET PEA BOOKWORM LOOK
I LIKE MY COFFEE LIKE I LIKE MY TREATS:
THE BARISTA BEST BOY LOOK
A LITTLE DIDDY CALLED “SNACK ME, DADDY-O!”
THE CLASSIC BONE-DADDY LOOK
THE SOMETIMES ONE LENS
IS ALL YOU NEED LOOK
So which look is your favorite? Did any resonate with you or remind you of your own pet?
If so, get on those socials and tag me on a photo of your pet in their favorite frames! I am dying to see them. And so is the world. The world really needs more images of dogs, cats, guinea pigs, ferrets, etc. in glasses!
Do you want to capture your pet looking their most stylish in their favorite specs? Let’s talk about it and get a session going!
Can you guess which of the above are my actual “walk from the bed to the bathroom to put contacts in” and reverse, glasses? Let me know in the comments!
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