14 July 2017
10am in Rotorua. My partner Paul is sitting in front of his computer, scrolling down his Facebook feed and suddenly screams of excitement. ‘It’s snowing in Mamaku! But I think the snow could be gone already in one hour. Let’s go.. NOW!’ Me- ‘Oh, okay. Let me grab my camera and I’ll be ready to go’.
2 minutes later we are sitting in the car, on our way to Mamaku. Both of our dogs, Ruby and Hazel, are in the back of the car, desperately trying to figure out what the heck is going on and what this excitement is all about.
After a 20-minute car ride to Mamaku, we had two VERY hyped up dogs jumping out of the car (especially little Hazel!). She was smelling the snow, started digging and was trying to eat the snow too. Ruby went straight into a ‘Platz’ (down) position, waiting for someone to throw the tennis ball. It was very entertaining to watch them both play in the snow.
Before sharing my favourite photos from today’s shoot with you, I’d like to tell you a little bit about my experience of shooting in the snow (for the first time woohoo). As an outdoor pet photographer, you need to be prepared for any weather condition.. from snow to crazy heat.
When I got out of the car, I wasn’t sure if I would be able to shoot very long because of the weather conditions. The wind was freezing cold and I felt slightly unprepared for this experience. However, as soon as I started shooting I forgot all about it and was 100% in my element. I wasn’t even thinking about the fact that I had been sitting in the snow for probably half an hour. And this is why I love photography! Being in the moment, focusing on one single thing, and forgetting about the rest of the world.
Here’s a sneak peek of some of my favourite photos from today’s adventure.
I can’t wait to share my next adventure photo session with you.