Rescue dog photography, Toronto

As a dog photographer, I love to be able to use my skills to help rescue animals. I routinely visit the Etobicoke Humane Society in Toronto where I take photos of the dogs and cats at the shelter. 

To be honest,  the yard for the dogs is not the most beautiful setting for photographs.  My choice of background is either a red tarp which covers the fence, or a white garage door.  I really dislike the red as a background and it’s not easy to make the pictures look interesting or new each time I visit. But the white door is the perfect backdrop for “high key images”.  

High key images basically have no background, are very light and airy and little to no shadow. For my Humane Society work, these high key images are as simple as possible with a lot of white space, in other words no background, to showcase my subjects.


Here are the photos that I took this week.

Nefeli is a sweet and stunning German Shepherd mix. I fell in love with her - it’s a pity that I’m not in the market for a new dog or I would have taken her home with me!

NEFELI WAS A NATURAL IN FRONT OF THE CAMERA AT HER DOG PHOTOSHOOT IN TORONTO

NEFELI WAS A NATURAL IN FRONT OF THE CAMERA AT HER DOG PHOTOSHOOT IN TORONTO


Next up was Mirko, also a German Shepherd mix.  

THIS SWEET GERMAN SHEPHERD MIX WAS A PLEASURE TO PHOTOGRAPH!

THIS SWEET GERMAN SHEPHERD MIX WAS A PLEASURE TO PHOTOGRAPH!


Zoe is a Border Collie mix.  Just look at those eyes! 

THIS IS ZOE WITH ONE BROWN AND ONE BLUE EYE

THIS IS ZOE WITH ONE BROWN AND ONE BLUE EYE


Here is Bubbles, a lovely Rottweiler. He’s currently at a foster home and his foster Mom brought him to the shelter for his professional dog photoshoot.

AWW - HOW CAN YOU RESIST THAT FACE! THIS ROTTWEILER CAME TO THE SHELTER FROM HIS FOSTER HOME IN TORONTO FOR A QUICK DOG PHOTOGRAPHY SESSION.

AWW - HOW CAN YOU RESIST THAT FACE! THIS ROTTWEILER CAME TO THE SHELTER FROM HIS FOSTER HOME IN TORONTO FOR A QUICK DOG PHOTOGRAPHY SESSION.


I hope that these pictures will help these adorable pups soon find a loving forever home. Remember, “adopt don’t shop”! 

Just as I captured the sweet faces of these dogs at the Etobicoke Humane Society in Toronto, I would love to capture the sweet faces and special moments of your precious pets. For a dog photography session in Toronto, Richmond Hill, Markham, Vaughan, Mississauga and beyond, please don’t hesitate to contact me for a complimentary consultation.


For more high key dog photography images, follow this link to see a beautiful Husky photographed by Darlene Woodward with Pant the Town Photography serving MA and NH