I was contacted to photograph a Miniature Schnauzer. The first thing I did was Google “Miniature Schnauzer”. I couldn’t recall ever seeing one. After doing a quick search on Google and seeing some photographs, I knew I’ve seen this breed before, but at that time had no idea it was a Miniature Schnauzer.
The American Kennel Club breed standard describes temperament as “alert and spirited, yet obedient to command… friendly, intelligent and willing to please… never overaggressive or timid.” … more inclined toward barking than biting. They are often aloof with strangers until the owners of the home welcome the guest, upon which they are typically very friendly to them.
The above quote is very true. Especially the strangers part. When we arrived at the home of Eva; the Miniature Schnauzer, she kept on barking, but as soon as we greeted her owners, she relaxed and was very friendly towards us.
At first she seemed very active, and I thought we are going to have a difficult time photographing this dog. As we unpacked she sniffed everything, and looked confused about what was going on, but very intrigued. After we set up the backdrop, she got on it, and that’s where she stayed the whole time… Almost as if she’s done the whole modeling thing in a previous life.
I thought Dusty loved the camera, but Eva beat her by far. A soon as I took out the camera, she couldn’t stop staring at the camera. She loved the lens… That I think is one good thing about technology these days, camera phones. Everyone takes photos of their dog with their phones, making them love the camera. Making my job so much easier and giving me the best advantage to photograph the dog’s personality.
We had a great time photographing Eva, the Miniature Schnauzer. She’s got a lot of character and a whole lot of personality.
It was a real pleasure meeting Eva, and I felt honored to have met such a beautiful soul.
Thank you Eva.
When me and my girlfriend were looking to get a dog, after meeting Eva; Miniature Schnauzer was one of the dogs on our list that we wanted.