Emma & Claire, two little ladies.....
Emma and Claire are a sweet pair of little girls who split their time between downtown Toronto and their weekend cottage. Their portraits were a gift commissioned by a good friend of their dads and I'm happy to say there was never a question of doing a combined composition over individual portraits, they really wanted each to have her own pet portrait.
Their dad Greg had sent me a few photos of the girls but seeing as he was in the city I took the opportunity to stop by so I could meet them and take a couple pics myself, this really helps me capture the true personality of the pet. They were a couple of the sweetest dogs I've ever met, and really funny!
Greg wanted to maintain a neutral palette so these portraits are quite a bit "calmer" than some of my more colourful ones. I took my cue from their own white to charcoal colouring which I loosely worked into the background so that their faces really became the focal point without the need of introducing too much contrast.
Up next is a chocolate lab who lives in Montreal and is rumored to always be sleeping...