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With the Animals

Earlier this week I did a portrait shoot for my friend Karen Robbins. Karen is the author of several children’s books and has two new books coming out soon, one on farm animals and one on zoo animals. She wanted head shots for both herself and her illustrator, Rachel, with farm and zoo animals. So she made arrangements for me to shoot at Old McDebbies Farm in Spanaway, Washington. Old McDebbies is closed for the season, but they welcomed us and helped with the photo shoot. I shot with shot Karen with a sheep, a camel, and a horse, and I shot Rachel with a goat and a wallaby. After shooting, we got a tour of the other animals on the farm – including emus, kangaroos, giant tortoises, and miniature deer.

It was a bit of a challenge getting the animals to cooperate with the portrait session and the outside shots were done in the rain, but I like the results.

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2 responses

  1. Heide

    What sweet photos — and what a sweet project, too! It’s fun to see another aspect of your photography, Joe. Thank you for sharing these.

    January 1, 2018 at 12:14 pm

    • I don’t do portraits that often, but do enjoy doing them in certain circumstances (like these). I have a long-term project that might get me more into portrait photography. We’ll have to see if I actually get working on it.

      January 3, 2018 at 8:13 am

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