Koki & Cayman the Golden Retrievers | Ann Arbor Dog Photography
Apologies in advance if this entry isn’t grammatically correct or flows well– let’s just say taking naps and drinking coffee during the evening is a bad idea. I’m writing this at 3:44am in the morning, when I’m finally tired enough to be going to bed, but I want to finish since I’m super excited to share my recent photo session with Koki and Cayman!!
Koki and Cayman are two very happy-go-lucky and beautiful golden retrievers, whose mom won a session with me at the Humane Society of Huron Valley‘s Compassionate Feast event. A couple of other fun facts: 1) they both have Cayman Islands themed names–Koki is named after Koki Beach, and Cayman is named, well, after Cayman Islands. The theme inspiration is because that’s where their father is originally from! 2) In addition, Cayman is originally a rescue from HSHV (you can read more about her story on my Facebook page here: www.facebook.com/KatKuPhotography)
This is my second time photographing golden retrievers, and I’m beginning to see why they’re such a well-loved breed! Despite Koki being absolutely terrified by the camera and running or turning away at the first opportunity (my doggy crack failed for the first time ever (! :( ), she was such a love bug the instant I set my camera down–very much into invading my personal space, and making me pet her, lol. Also, with both of their their non-stop smiling and expressive faces, you can’t help but feel happy just looking at them! By the way, did you know that golden retrievers DON’T actually retrieve? They prefer to just carry toys around?! That’s a new one for me. :p
Koki: “Mom, what is that scary thing pointing at me?? I am TERRIFIED.”
Koki: “Hmm, there’s a treat next to the scary thing. Do I go for it?”
Koki: “Ahhhh! It’s a trick!”
I managed to capture a shot of her smiling when she thought I had put my camera away–tricked ya Koki! :)
Koki & Cayman: “Omg, do you think we’re twins?”
I absolutely love, Love, LOVE these next series of images. (Especially because, for me, photography is all about successfully capturing the emotions and feelings of a moment, and as a pet photographer, this is what inspires me—capturing the love between humans and their furry best friends.)
“Ooh, ooh, my favorite toy! Gimme!”
Whoops. That was a fail.
And of course, I had to throw these in. I’m sure all the cat lovers will get a good kick out of this. During our session, Josephine (I think that’s her name ?) kept photobombing the shots. I guess she REALLY wanted to be photographed, too!! Or was trying to be funny with her cat sense of humor, hehe.