It’s always sad when I’m asked to produce a pet portrait of a pet that has died leaving the owner sad. We still miss our beloved dog ‘Charlie’ and he left us 15 years ago.
So I understood the feelings of the owner of Chester, a bridge baby, who wanted a lasting memory of her best friend who sadly succumbed to cancer earlier this year. She commissioned this dog portrait of this beautiful pet and we agreed to use rich warm tones to really bring out his stunning colours and coat.
We also selected the frame together to perfectly compliment Chester’s colours. And as I’ve said here before, it’s always more satisfying in this job working with clients to achieve exactly the dog portrait or other pet portrait they want.
The conversations I have with clients can make all the difference to meeting their expectations. That’s because a photograph or set of photographs doesn’t always tell the whole story. There’ll always be something about the pet the owner particularly remembers like their eyes, their ears or their general stance. These key points can only come out in those conversations.