I’m continuing my blog post series on how some of my all-time favourite images were achieved with this particular favourite of mine from a maternity photography session in West Dulwich.


As I said before, most of my favourite photographs happened by accident, and this is no exception.

These are not my client’s dogs. They just happened to run past, and I had only 2 clicks of the shutter to get the picture. When I saw the dog’s owner walking towards Irina with these two black dogs, I just told her to stay still and not move, quickly positioned myself so that the dog’s owner was hidden behind Irina (had no desire to spend ages in Photoshop cloning that person out!), and clicked away. A few seconds later it was all over. Phew! I got the picture!

Irina’s husband was snapping away behind me as well, and you can see exactly how this photograph was done.


And that’s us just minutes before!


Talk about being in the right place at the right time (and with the right lens on)!