Even though I’m now officially on the waiting list for my next guide, Yara’s exact retirement date is somewhat in the air. Before then I wanted to make sure we got in one last set of photos together. I also wanted to do something different from the studio shots we’ve done in the past. Given the abundance of beautiful weather, I wanted to have a set taken outdoors, something more candid and in natural light. Due to a variety of reasons, not the least of which being my own indecisiveness, this ended up happening as three separate photo sessions with some incredibly fabulous photographers. Yara and I had a wonderful time and I’ve been bursting to get the digital images so I could share them with everyone! However, I won’t have the last set taken by Heidi Benjamin Pet Photography for another week or two and since I’m anything but patient I took the liberty of uploading some of my favorite photos from Cindy Andreassen and Red Cottage Photography:
Lastly, my favorite of all is the photo below of us lying in the grass together. Yara has her leg positioned rather possessively over my left arm, which we all found considerably adorable. It’s taken from behind so the composition of it has me looking off to the side at Mike while Yara is facing forward looking at Lisa. I think it’s a very natural and beautiful shot of us. Especially when one considers that at the time my back was getting assaulted by bugs and the close proximity of Yara had me breathing in her incredibly raunchy breath with every inhale. I suppose what they say about beauty being pain is true.
I’ll post again when I get the images from Heidi Benjamin, but for now much thanks goes to Cindy Andreassen and Mike and Lisa Dack for their time and expertise!