How I Got That: Pet Personality by Kristie Lee

By // July 27, 2015 // Posted in Photography, Portrait

I thought I had a lot of clothes, but Mia here has an outfit for every occasion.

“I wanted to showcase her top nine costumes, including Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas,” says photographer Kristie Lee of her Pomeranian subject’s fashion obsession. “She even has a bikini with a matching hoola skirt!”

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Photos © Kristie Lee”

In Rangefinder‘s Summer Issue, out now, Lee, the Dogs and the City pet photographer (she also shoots great people shots!), shared with us a shoot she did of a charming Labradoodle, Sunny.

“The high-rise apartments of New York, the bustling streets of Hong Kong, the seaside suburbs of Australia, the posh homes in London and the relaxed French countryside are all remarkably different in food, language and culture, but all have one thing in common: hidden inside their walls are families that love their pets—the shy ones, the silly ones, the cheeky ones, the boisterous ones and even the stubborn and naughty ones.”

Since Sunny often gets mistaken for a boy, Lee showcased her feminine side. Unfortunately, there wasn’t enough room to include Mia in print, but if the outfits are any indication, I get the feeling she would want top billing anyway!

Lee continues: “This dog was born to model; she loved sitting and posing for each capture. I used key words and treats to get her attention. ‘Do you want to go to the park?’ got a head tilt every time.”

Camera: Canon 5D Mark III
Lens: Canon 24-70 f/2.8  
Tripod: Manfrotto  
ISO: 800  
Focal length: 64mm  
Aperture: f/3.5  
Shutter speed: 1/200 of a second

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Jacqueline Tobin

Jacqueline Tobin

Jacqueline Tobin is the Editor-in-Chief of Rangefinder magazine and the author of Wedding Photography Unveiled: Inspiration and Insight From 20 Top Photographers (Amphoto Books, 2009); and The Luminous Portrait (Amphoto Books, 2012). The second-generation native New Yorker cherishes her Sunday mornings hunkered down with The New York Times, fresh bagels and a great cup of coffee.

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