Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Bella and Zoe - Weimaraner Portraits in Atlanta {Nina Parker PETS}

My affection for Weimaraners goes WAY, way back......specifically to junior high school and a favorite teacher.  Mr. Jackson was both an entertaining and engaging speaker and our class sponsor, so he is a key figure in my school experience.  He was also the owner of a magnificent Weimaraner named Shadow, and during one memorable Chapel service utilized Shadow to illustrate the point he was making in his talk.  I'll never forget hearing Mr. Jackson's voice ringing through the auditorium giving a command, and seeing a streak of grey charge down the aisle and leap up onto the platform.  It was my first introduction to the athletic and dignified German breed, and it made quite an impression.

So when I got a call to do a session for two Weimaraners I was thrilled.  Bella and Zoe and their humans share a lovely home in Buckhead, and I think the girls know how lucky they are to have been rescued by their owners.  Bella is older and clearly the alpha, but she and Zoe get along and clearly have a bond.   They have a particular interest in chipmunks, and with a lush and wooded lot surrounding the back yard, no shortage of potential prey.  Even in repose, though, these dogs have so much life and personality in their eyes....they were a joy to photograph.

This was a shot Zoe's mom specifically requested.....apparently this is where you will find Zoe MOST of the time, comfortably ensconsed in her mom's chair!

Sun flare + beautiful trees + gorgeous light + handsome dog = LOVE!

One of my favorites of Bella....such beautiful posture and dignity in this breed.

Bella surveys her domain from a favorite vantage point....

These two are always up for another adventure, preferably one that involves a walk.

 Keeping a watchful eye on the yard for chipmunks....or squirrels.....or both.  They don't stand a chance!