Hello, my name is Yvonne. I’ve been a professional photographer for over 10 years and a dog lover all my life.
I learnt to walk pulling myself up on a lovely boxer bitch by the name of Kora, then there were the two black Chows, Dizzy and Gypsy (although they did have fancy breeders names), then came Vincent, Felix and Felix II the Airdales, George the Westie, Max the Lhasa Apso, Moritz the Standard Poodle, Maggie the Spanish Waterdog, Lucky the Patterdale Terrier-Cross, Spezi the Terrier/Dachshund mix, Bazi the wirehair Dachshund. I have hand-reared litters of puppies and taken stubborn dogs through doggie school – so I think it’s fair to say I’ve loved and cared for all manner of dogs in my life!
I have spent the last several years photographing children’s portraits, particularly babies and toddlers, and one day I figured – how much harder can it be to photograph a dog than to photograph a toddler? Both involve rolling around in the mud, running after my subject, and making weird noises in the hope of attracting their attention! They require lots of patience and understanding, a sense of humour and a little discipline. They’re really not so different in many ways.
And so the idea of YBPHOTOGRAPHIC’s Bone Idol Dog Photography was born.
The central philosophy behind ALL of my portrait photography, is to capture the true essence of my subject. You love your dogs like family, but they are still real DOGS, no matter how big or small. They run and play and snooze and get dirty and wet and they love it! And I want to be there to capture all those moments for you to treasure and to remind you of your happy times together.
Please contact me if you have any questions or to book your Dog Photography Session.
You can view my wedding and two-legged portrait work over at www.ybphotographic.com.