Lacey

Lacey the Amercian Staffy during her pet photography session at Lamberts Beach Mackay

The day before, and the morning of any session, I am watching the weather forecast like a hawk.  Ever since becoming a professional photographer, I have become quite the weather nerd, with a number of forecasting apps on my phone.  I've learnt to 'somewhat' trust the rain % forecast for an afternoon session, but I still get very nervous.  The day of Lacey's session was no different.  Checking the forecast when I first woke up, the rain % for the time of the session was <20% (great for Mackay at any time of the year), but then the clouds, and rain rolled in...  At lunch time, just as the forecast predicted, it cleared beautifully, and for Lacey's session we were left with a slightly overcast sky with big storm clouds on the northern horizon.  Perfect for a session at Lamberts Beach.

Lacey the Amercian Staffy during her pet photography session at Lamberts Beach Mackay

This was the first time that I've ventured to the southern end of the beach for a session.  With the high wind and chill factor, it is a lot more sheltered down that end, and there are some really cool rocks.  Perfect for Lacey, who as it turned out, enjoyed a bit of a climb up on rocks.

Lacey the Amercian Staffy during her pet photography session at Lamberts Beach Mackay

Lacey's human, told me prior to the session, that Lacey is a lover of treats.  Unfortunately, Lacey proved her wrong, and was way more interested in sniffing out the entire beach.  The weird noises I make to get a pup's attention only seemed to work two or three times at most too.  Luckily we had Grandma on hand with all the go-to phrases like "you want a bone?".

Lacey the Amercian Staffy during her pet photography session at Lamberts Beach Mackay

While not a bad model on leash, Lacey came into her own when off-leash, which is very unusual of any dog I have ever photographed.  On a number of occasions she stood just a little in the distance, and stared down the lens while I got the shot, and then she'd move on to investigate something else.

Lacey the Amercian Staffy during her pet photography session at Lamberts Beach Mackay

It was Lacey's human's birthday on the day of the session.  We hope you had a great birthday  and a fantastic night of celebration.  I'm sure Lacey went home for a full night's sleep after her beach modelling adventure.

Here's a video of all the final images from Lacey's session.  Enjoy :)