International Pet Photographer – portrait session in Italy
Yep, you read that right, Pawdacious Portraits has officially gone international! Earlier this year I had the chance to work with the cutest dachshund in Verona, Italy. Little P and his family are stationed on an American base in Italy so this adorable dog is exploring Europe for a few years, lucky pup! And lucky pet photographer to get to work with him on location in the historic center of Verona!
I explored the town before the session, looking for areas that would make good backdrops and showcase some of the Italian history and culture, in addition to Little P. It was important that the images didn’t look like they could have been taken in Michigan, I really wanted some of that Italian flair. I also wanted Little P’s pawrents to have amazing memories of their European adventures when they finally head back to the states. This wasn’t just a portrait session, I wanted to document a slice of their lifestyle while they were living in Italy. Luckily the city is filled with great locations. The hardest part of the day was trying to find a parking spot but once that was secured we were off!
Little P posed like a champ….except when he spotted the ducks in the Madonna fountain, then it was time to work! And he did an excellent job of chasing those ducks away and entertaining the crowd at the same time. We spent two hours wandering around a small city park, the Piazza delle Erbe, some of the small streets surrounding the piazza, and our rental apartment (with balcony). I love the variety of images that we were able to take- from action shots to portraits.
We topped off Little P’s photoshoot with a new squeaky toy, brought all the way from the US, and gelato (at least for his mom). A great day for everyone!
See more images from Little P’s international dog portrait session on the Pawdacious Portraits IG account. And follow him on his European adventures via the Outside This Small Town IG account and travel blog.
The Pawdacious Portraits 2019 travel schedule is still being set but feel free to contact me if you’re interested in an on location dog portrait session.