Client Session ~ Gus the Great Dane and Ollie the Silky Terrier x Maltese

For the second of my Adelaide sessions, the weather was not nearly as cooperative. As I was driving to the session, I went through periods of thinking ‘oh no, it’s gonna be raining the whole time!’ to ‘oh look there’s the sun out again, it’ll be fine!’ Arriving at the house, I found a lovely big undercover area out the back so we were pretty much set regardless!

Now who was waiting for me there you ask?

Meet the first of my two gorgeous subjects. Gus the Great Dane is gangly teenager of 18 months old. Even for a Great Dane and even not being fully grown yet, this boy is one of the tallest I’ve met (and I’ve met a lot!).

Gus is the king of his backyard and demonstrated how well he uses the small space by racing down the stairs from the deck, then back up the rock garden beds to the level of the house, which is about 2 metres high, in two huge leaps, making it look very easy in the process!

Unfortunately due to the low light, small space and sheer athleticism of Gus, I didn’t manage to get a photo of this feat but trust me, it was nothing short of spectacular. This is the aftermath of one of these demonstrations, ears fashionably cast back (Luna would be impressed) and big pink tongue poking out at me. Nice look, Gus!

When the rain finally gave us a break, Gus was up for some serious modelling in the backyard.

We even decided to push our luck and go for a quick walk to the local park around the corner. There were lots of interesting things to look at with people moving around in their yards and bins being put out for the night, so we managed some very alert looking shots of Gus showing off his handsome head.

This is a personal favourite, what a stunning boy!

We got back to the house just as the next shower came over so it was back under the shelter of the deck for us and time to focus on my next subject, Ollie.

Ollie is a four year old Silky Terrier cross Maltese. Gotta love those bottom teeth making an appearance!

Ollie and Gus are quite the pair, definitely the tall and the short of it.

I’ll finish with one of my favourite shots from the session!

Thanks for having me for the afternoon Michelle, it was great fun hanging out with you and your gorgeous pups!

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4 Comments
  • Leanne

    6 January, 2011 at 6:02 pm Reply

    OMG, that Dane is just fantastic, he does indeed look huge!! The pics are gorgeous, and I love the pics of him with the little guy, such a cute pair!

  • Michelle

    6 January, 2011 at 6:17 pm Reply

    Oooooh, my gorgeous boys.
    L.O.V.E. this blog Charlotte. Thank you so much. You have a fantastic talent and your photos are amazing.

  • Sarah McGraw

    7 January, 2011 at 12:10 am Reply

    Oh my! I can’t believe how long Gus’s legs are! That last picture cracks me up!

  • Stephanie

    17 January, 2011 at 1:13 am Reply

    What an awesome pair Ollie and Gus are!!! Last three shots are my favs 🙂

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