Project 52 – Joy

For week 2 of the “Project 52 Weeks”, the theme is Joy. If you missed the first blog post from last week, you can see it here: Project 52, week 1: Introductions.

For the last week, I’ve been racking my brain and trying to think of something clever for this topic. After a while, I came up with the idea of photographing Chase in midst of all his toys (trust me, he has LOTS) – toys are fun, right? So I gathered all his balls and ropes and stuffed toys, sat him down in the middle, and took a few photos. But somehow, the concept of joy didn’t really come across at all. So I thought about it a bit more – what IS joy to me?

The answer was ridiculously easy. Chase’s big smile. His furry ears that flop as he walks next to me.

A lot of the time, the simplest solution is the best one, and the little things matter most. Not to get philosophical, but while I was trying to think of ways to be clever and incorporate lots of props, I missed what was actually important and the truest interpretation of joy. So I just put Chase in front of the sunshine-yellow wall in my dining room, promised him yoghurt and liver treats, and there you go. You gotta admit, those ears are stinking cute.

Smiling Sheltie dog against a yellow background

And again, please visit the other amazing photographers participating. Next up in the blog circle is For the Love Pet Photography in Portland, Oregon. Go have a look!

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  1. […] Lyra’s Project is part of a blog ring, so to keep clicking through the links to see each different pet photographer’s take on this week’s theme: Joy. First up is Pup & Co, Brisbane Pet Photography. […]

  2. Kathryn Schauer says:

    Great smile on that dog and I love the ears!

  3. Lina says:

    Awesome! I love the background color which match Chase together!
    Chase, I love your ear and big smile!

  4. Love the bright colour and the composition of the portrait on the right :)

  5. Judy says:

    Great smile and the color fits so well with the dog’s coloring.

  6. Karen says:

    The burst of colour is great and I love the second portrait!

  7. Pavlina says:

    This baby has a big smile! Beautiful indoor photo. Cute!

  8. Deanna says:

    Absolutely adorable! Love the expression and the background color is perfect.

  9. […] continue around the blog circle and see what Pup & Co, Brisbane Pet Photography has come up with for the theme this week.  Keep going around until you get back here.  See you […]