So I recently moved my food photography (using the term loosely) from the dining room to the living room. Our rental offers a gloriously large window that provides amazing sun.
Our coffee table is perfectly perched near the window – and where I’ve been posing my latest creations. Apparently, the table is also the perfect height for my chocolate Labrador, Sadie Mae, to look on as I fiddle, flash and snap.
Now I can’t seem to keep her out of my pictures. She is pretty obedient for the most part (she fetches the mail and the remote), but the previously honored “sit, stay” command has lost all meaning. I say the magic words, but then just as I press the shutter button a shiny, wet nose, floppy ears or a pair of bright yellow eyes appear in the shot. Over…
and over again.
I didn’t realize what a habit she’d made of this behavior until I went to organize my pictures this week. Her expressions as she creeps in drooling (and hoping for a casualty) are the best part. They range from caught in the act to poor pathetic puppy to suffering in silence. I must commend her efforts to steal my thunder (and my food). And I guess at this point, it’s safe to say she’s succeeded.
Sadie Mae’s Dogtography?
From now on, if she makes it into a picture and it’s worth sharing, I plan to include it at the end of the post. I’m thinking about calling it Sadie Mae’s Dogtography, but would love to hear other clever and puntacular suggestions!