I started my second business earlier this year called Sweet Pea and Busy Bee making dog and cat harnesses out of reclaimed fabrics from op shops. It was something I’d had in the back of my mind for years. I have made harnesses for my own dogs for some time, and always get compliments on them when out and about walking Chloe and Webber. However, establishing my photography business has taken most of my time and energy since mid 2014.
Now that part of my work life is ticking over nicely, I finally had the time to launch my new venture. An exciting part is getting to do some more work in my teeny tiny home studio to create imagery for the Sweet Pea and Busy Bee website, Facebook and Instagram.
Here are some of the images created showcasing my doggy harnesses. The approach is a little different for commercial work like this (for a business) compared to my usual domestic work (for animal guardians). My primary objective is to make the product look good. Don’t get me wrong, engagement with the doggy is important too, but my main goal is show the design, fit, and features of the harness, whilst making the pup look super cute in the process. For a domestic commission, my focus is on bringing out the personality of the animal and creating images that their guardian will love.
Sweet Pea and Busy Bee is launching kitty harnesses next week, so my next post will feature images from cat studio sessions… which require quite a different approach. Cat sessions are more on the cat’s terms!