Welcome to 2017! This past weekend I got to shoot my friend and co-worker Erika with her dalmatian Java at Zilker Park. Erika wanted to surprise her husband who has been deployed overseas with pictures of herself and Java. It was pretty cold that day, but it was still fun getting to shoot them. Java is only eight months old, and not surprisingly is full of energy. The entire time we were out there he never seemed to lose his spunk, which was a good thing. It allowed me to capture some fun, candid moments of him and Erika. For me, the enjoyable aspect of shooting pets is getting on their level to get the shots. You have to constantly be moving and shifting while being pretty close to the ground. It makes the shoot feel more engaging. Also, shout out to my wife Courtney for making noises to get Java's attention. More photos after the jump!