One of my favourite shoots ever. I met Gill, their mum at a country show in Yorkshire and, when I saw she had a labrador in each colour, ran over and said “you must let me photograph your dogs, they’re gorgeous!!” Not the smoothest sales patter, but it was from the heart and just popped out of my mouth! Ha!
We had the most fun woodland walk photographing them together and separately, when suddenly we heard a SPLOSH! Gill and I looked at each other in horror – one of them had found the muddy pool of water hidden by trees. Before we could take action, two more SPLOSHES followed as all three enjoyed the water. Gill and I could only laugh and luckily we had some shots already in the bag.
When they got out, I shot this picture of the three – dripping wet, a little muddy and very happy with themselves. It turned out to be Gill’s favourite image and I made a wall portrait for her home. After all she told me, this is what they look like quite a lot of the time!