Client Session ~ Macca and Baxter the Cavalier King Charles Spaniels on the Gold Coast

It was so hard narrowing down images for this post! There were just so many that I loved, I may as well have just posted the whole session. Macca and Baxter are two very well loved family pets. They usually reside a lot further west (their family is from Roma in Queensland, about 7 hours west of the Gold Coast) but lucky enough to be brought on holiday with their family. How lucky are these two!

Our session was at The Spit dog beach on the Gold Coast. It was a rather windy afternoon! We started off with some shots of the dogs and their human siblings.

Then moved to the shelter of the dunes where we were blessed with some calmer conditions and lovely late afternoon sunlight, perfect for candids! This is Macca, he’s the older of the pair and just loves chasing his ball and being with his people.

The younger of the pair is Baxter – he just loves to head off and introduce himself to potential doggy friends!

Together they make a lovely matching pair – alike in looks but actually pretty different in personality.

Their human sister just loves them, I’m sure they get lots of cuddles like this when they’re at home.

While Macca was quite happy to hang around and play ball with his family, Baxter was much more interested in exploring. I love the shots I did get of him though, what a sweet face. And yes, those ears really as as soft as they look!

Here’s Baxter scoping out his next potential doggy friend further down the beach.

Macca was quite content to just sit around, hoarding his beloved ball.

Then Baxter joined him for some fun and games.

After I was sure we had enough nice ‘dry dog’ shots in the dunes, we headed down to where the dogs were dying to get to – the water!

Being spaniels, these two were right at home in the water, even if this was only their second time at the beach in their lives! They were soon racing through the whitewash, chasing balls and having a grand old time.

As we were leaving the beach and walking back to the car, the sun came out from behind some clouds and provided some beautiful sunset light. It was almost a pity they looked so wet and bedraggled looking, but hey at least they look like they’d been having some fun!

Facebook Comments

  • gryt

    17 May, 2010 at 1:24 am Reply

    Beautiful images, as always! That wide shot of them coming out of the waterlooks like a painting!

  • steve

    17 May, 2010 at 6:59 am Reply

    love the shot of them walking side by side with the ball in baxter’s mouth. very nice.

  • alexa

    18 May, 2010 at 5:45 am Reply

    What a fun session! I want to go to the beach with two adorable dogs and my camera! 🙂 haha.

  • Kim

    19 May, 2010 at 8:36 am Reply

    Wow – these are amazing Charlotte!

  • JK

    19 May, 2010 at 9:08 pm Reply

    Wish I could run around in shorts – it’s freezing here in Sydney!
    Love the fun!

  • scruffy dog

    1 September, 2010 at 9:13 pm Reply

    OMG, i just wanted this blog entry to keep going … more, more, more!! more cavs on the beach. gorgeous colors and magical light. like i said, you Aussies have it made with the light down there. i’m so jealous.

    beautiful beautiful shots.

  • Kat Ku Photography

    30 May, 2012 at 3:11 pm Reply

    Omg wow, absolutely breathtaking images. Love LOve LOVe LOVE them!!!! I wish the dunes were a lot closer to where I lived. Keep up the great work, and what Scruffy Dog said, lol 🙂

    • admin

      4 June, 2012 at 3:40 pm Reply

      Thanks so much for your comment! Yes I do consider myself to be rather lucky having access to the coast, beach and dunes, it’s such a great place to shoot at. Then again, I would LOVE to be closer to the snow, it’s my dream to shoot doggies in the snow!

  • PXM

    31 December, 2018 at 4:47 pm Reply

    Love this post. Great insights and you have covered it amazingly!

Post a Comment