Friday, September 9, 2011

Photo Shoot, Part Doo

So, last post was all about Abby, the total ham and camera hog, right?  Well, FINALLY, the pictures of ME showed up.   You can see that I'm totally NOT a ham.   Unlike my sister, I prefer a more, ah, casual, wind-blowing-through-my-ears kind of look.

Carefree, if you will!

Actually, to be honest, I didn't really like the 'popping' noise of the photographer's flash, and I didn't like the feeling of the material they used for the background and the floor.  So I may or may not have been ready to bolt in the above picture.  I'm just saying...

Oh, and it didn't help that Mom brought Abby along, because she thought it would be 'fun' to get some pictures of the two of us together.  Fun?!?  Mom, you've got a twisted sense of fun.

Let's just say the 'cute, loving sister' photos didn't exactly materialize.

We were on one leash so, theoretically, we would sit together and look all cute.  Yuh.  That totally worked.

This was as close as they ever got to us sitting together and looking cute.  You'll notice that I'm plotting my escape while my goofball sister is entranced by the squeaky-toys being employed by the photographer's assistant.   But Mom was REALLY hoping she might manage to get a picture of her with the two of us.

Um.  Not so much.  You'll notice the death-grip Mom had on me in an attempt to get me to look at the camera.  Uh, I mentioned that I really didn't like the photographer's flash?  Or the proximity of my sister?

Finally, Mom got the hint that maybe the two of us weren't going to cooperate.  So, she got another picture of her with Abby the hambone,

and then put Abby in the car, so we could focus on ME!  Finally.  *sheesh*

I went with the contemplative look first.  You can almost see the Deep Thoughts I'm thinking!

Then it was time for pictures with Mom.  I mean, Abby can't be the only one with totally cute pictures of her with Mom.

The last one came out pretty good.  However, I'll let you in a little behind-the-scenes secret.  That last photo is cropped.  Here's the full-sized version...

If you look closely, you'll see that I was trying to get off the icky-feeling background.  However, you might also notice Mom has a cookie in her lower hand... A cookie that I received immediately following the taking of that picture.  Hence my interest and enthusiasm!


Okay, so I'm not quite the model my sister is.  Mom's happy that she got a couple good shots with me and her, and she thought my ears flapping in the breeze were cute (even if there really was no breeze, and it was just me not really sitting still...).

And I have to admit, it's a more unique look than you get with my sister the model!  Heehee!

*kissey face*
-Fiona and Abby the Hippobottomus


Heather and Pumpkin said...

Looking like you are in a stiff breeze when you actually aren't is how you can tell the models from the supermodels. Good job!


Kari in Vegas said...

you look beautiful :)


The Army of Four said...

Way to make 'em work for the photos!!! I mean - why cooperate? You probably got more cookies this way, am I right!?!
You DO look quite beautiful! All three of you girls!
Ha rooooo!
Play bows,

Maggie and Mitch said...

You girls look awesome in your photos! You're definitely ready for the big time!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Anonymous said...

Well, I like the look of the wind through your ears! I'm sure my Bella would have hated the flash too.

Dory and the Mama said...

We think the picture of you and your Mama with the BIG SMILEYS is most pawesome Miss Fiona...and a definite Smiley Day contender!!!

Dory, Jakey & Bilbo

Mango said...

I can't believe that Abby! In the group shot she is totally "oh I am the most adorable every" sucking up to the camera whilst you struggle for air given you are in the look good for the camera photo shoot death grip. So not fair.


Honey the Great Dane said...

Oh Fiona - I don't know what you're talking about - I think you're a GORGEOUS doggie model!! You just favour a 'different' style - hee! hee! We thought all those pictures of you & your human were lovely (and yes, even the ones with Abby!) - but we do love the ones fo you with "wind in your ears" - ha! ha!

I've been in studios a few times and I agree with you - it's a stressy place, with horrible slippery floors and scary lights...even me, with my VAST experience modelling courtesy of my crazy-maniac-camera-human, Hsin-Yi, finds it really I always post better when I'm outdoors. So I think you did really well!

Right - I'm going to check out Abby's post now!

Honey the Great Dane

bichonpawz said...

We think you guys are beautiful no matter what!!! The smileys with your mom are terrific!!! Love the Carefree Fiona Look!! xoxo Chloe and LadyBug

Clive said...

Fiona - we think you did brillantly! It's not easy working with photographers! Clive loves it but he's a bit unique!!

The photos turned out really well and that last photos is really wonderful! Your Mom must have been really happy with all the great shots she got of you and Abby!!

take care
Clive and Murray

road-dog-tales said...

Okay, we'll have to admit we almost didn't recognize either of you without your "bitey face" pose! Then we were like - oh, it's Abby & Fiona being all modelicious! These are great pics girls! Love your ears blowing in the breeze, too :) Good job!

The Road Dogs

Anonymous said...

I'm totally with you on the 'why would I want to be in a photo with my sister' thing. Any that meanie old Momma making you put your most boooutiful paws on some yucky stuffs. But I see that wooo fery sensibly worked it for maximum nom noms.
Mumma & I do fink woo look fery pretty wif your ears 'blowing in the wind.'

Slobbers & tail wags
Furom Ruger.

Daisy Dog said...

Wow what a photo shoot! You look lovely!