Practicing with a Pup : Bethesda Portrait Photographer

I'm so excited that my new studio lighting equipment arrived this weekend! I've been renting lights from the local photo store but decided it was time to have my own set. Now I'm equipped to bring my own portable studio to on-location sessions. This is perfect for the upcoming Winter months when the weather will be less than ideal for outdoor photo shoots. Within a few minutes I can easily set up in someone's home and create the 'sun'!

So what do yo do when you don't have your own children to test portrait lighting, you use the next best thing.... Bailey! My sister's terrier was the perfect model for my first in-home photo shoot. The background is available for child portraits, however I think it is much better suited for dogs and cows!