Client Session ~ Lupe the Great Dane

A few weeks ago I ran a competition on the Charlotte Reeves Photography Facebook page, giving away a free photoshoot to the most deserving entrant to celebrate 100 fans. I had renowned Seattle dog photographer Erin Vey judging, and the dog she chose was Lupe the Great Dane, with the following entry:

“This is Lupe our 22 month blue boy. He is the center of our world and knows it. He love the dog park and the beach (but not the waves – still cant swim). Poor baby has had a rough time this last year. We nearly lost him earlier this year when he got pneumonia and spent a week in ICU. A few weeks ago he got bit on the hind leg by another dog at the spit (beach) and had to go back to the same hospital for surgery to open the wound up. Thankfully despite being spoilt rotten he’s a trooper.”

I’d actually already been in contact with Lupe’s owner as we were going to organise a play date with our two blue babies, so it was an added bonus to be able to tell her that she’d also won the competition!

I visited Lupe and his devoted Mum and Dad in Brisbane on a fine summer afternoon. They had a fabulous back deck that we spent a while hanging out on.

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Being a blue Great Dane, he felt quite similar to photograph to my own Luna, except maybe a tad more photogenic and not so prone to pulling silly faces!

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In fact he is a rather serious looking boy most of the time.

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Who still manages to be super cute when it’s called for.

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And very good at the head tilt! Most dogs have a particular sound they do this to, for Lupe it was a quiet high pitched whistle, very effective!

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Lupe has an unusual ridge running down the back of his neck – as someone cleverly pointed out – a mohawk!

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Along with at matching little strip of white on his chest, very classy.

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After the serious modelling business was over, we took Lupe for a walk to his fabulous local park.

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Where he said hello to the equine resident…

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Puzzled over his Dad up a tree…

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Said goodbye to the horsie…

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Then topped it off with a guzzle from the drinking station, in true Great Dane style.

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If you want to see more photos from Lupe’s session, visit his gallery on Facebook.

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11 Comments
  • Ruth

    18 December, 2009 at 6:02 am Reply

    I really love this set! Especially the mohawk!!

  • brooke

    18 December, 2009 at 7:06 am Reply

    Awww Lupe is such a cutie!!!!!!!! His eyes are the same color as your Luna’s! And he has a white stripe down his chest like my Darwin! awww! Love these pictures! They’re great!

  • Kirsten

    18 December, 2009 at 9:01 am Reply

    luv it!

  • Simon

    18 December, 2009 at 2:48 pm Reply

    Fantastic shots, and a nice change from the snow here in the UK! Gorgeous dog, too.

  • april

    18 December, 2009 at 11:27 pm Reply

    Lupe is so handsome! Fabulous shots… I love the drinking series 🙂

  • Hayley

    19 December, 2009 at 8:02 am Reply

    Hi Charlotte,
    These images of Lupe are simply Brilliant !! Head down on the mat… Adorable. Well done 🙂

  • Rosalynne

    19 December, 2009 at 10:57 am Reply

    I *love* the pics of the drinking station! His look is priceless!

  • Sally

    25 December, 2009 at 4:27 am Reply

    Wonderful work as usual! My daughter’s Blue Dane, Delilah, has the same mohawk ridge! Maybe it’s a blue thing?

  • Claire

    3 January, 2010 at 3:47 am Reply

    charlotte, these are lovely!
    happy 2010 to you + luna!

  • Lexi

    3 January, 2010 at 11:36 am Reply

    Awww. Almost looks like a mini horse next to the real one.

  • Susan Dodd

    26 January, 2010 at 7:20 am Reply

    these are all WONDERFULL!!!! 🙂

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