I was approached by an excited Jappalin from Flowertalk two months ago asking if I’d like to photograph some dogs with flowercrowns. Without a moments hesitation I was IN. I am a dog lover and a flowercrown lover and so to me this was a match made in photography heaven.

I seem to be photographing a lot of pets at weddings these days. Whether it’s a cat in a bowtie during getting ready pics or a Groodle ringbearer… I’ve noticed couples love to include their animals on the day because they consider them a huge part of their love story.

So with this brilliant florist we embraced the hounds in crowns vision and have created some inspiration (and work of arts) for dogs. We used buckets of in season flowers and more foraged from my neighbourhood… we even picked up two dogs from the street and asked if they could model!

Side note.. It wasn’t easy choosing a range of dogs from the numerous ‘model applications’. I felt quite horrible judging one Shar Pei over another and working out which colour Bulldog we wanted.. but that’s a “models lyfe”!

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ZUES – Shar Pei

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LOTTI – Pug

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PEPPER – Sausage Dog

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DOUGLAS – Maltese Shitzu

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ROSIE – German Short Haired Pointer

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MARMALADE – Cavoodle

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PRESTON – English Cocker Spaniel

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CIRCA – French Bulldog

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GREY PULI

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MAPLE – Beagle

And then we had an hour to kill due to a no-show model dog. So we went hunting for more dogs in the neighbourhood!! First we bumped into this gorgeous creature, walking her owner…

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VIOLET – Chocolate Labradoodle

And then there was this old guy who I must confess we stole from the carpark. I often see him mooching around so I thought he would scrub alright… or not…

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BRUCE – Bitsa

Thanks goodness this isn’t smellovision.

And that night I brought my own dog into the ‘studio’ – being an ex-model he positioned himself without any need for treats or promises. So I photographed him too.

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OSCAR – Portuguese Water Dog

Here are some of the behind the scenes making of…
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Davida
July 21, 2015
I think I know exactly what photo is missing from dad's office,
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July 21, 2015
BRILLIANT! Nat and love love love everything!
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Naomi
July 22, 2015
I was lucky enough to have kittens in bow ties and flower crowns (thanks Nat) AND a groodle ringbearer at my wedding! Love these photos, they are so cute! How gorgeous is Oscar!!
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    natalija
    July 22, 2015
    I may have been thinking of you when I wrote that part Naomi! ;-)
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Jodie(merge)
July 23, 2015
Fabulous Nat! Love them all, great shoot (& models) :)
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Sheri Brady
February 6, 2016
Hey there Nat! I saw this shoot awhile back and managed to find your site. I would love to purchase a few of these prints to hang in my home. I think they are fabulous and just great! Is there a way to arrange something with you so that I may purchase a print or two? Please let me know either way! Love love love this shoot.
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September 17, 2016
Hi Nat, what a cute post. Love them all, especially Douglas.
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