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Friday, September 2, 2011

Gertie the guinea pig | cavy photography

Guinea pig photo shoots are somewhat rare in the pet photography world - certainly more so than cats and dogs. Poor pigs! A shame considering how generally photogenic they are.

So we were pleased as could be when twoguineapigs was given the job of photographing Gertie. We're not called "twoguineapigs" for nothing you know. We love these people.

An added bonus was that I shot this in winter - without a doubt the best time of the year for atmosphere and light.

Gertie is a real looker - beautiful markings around the eyes and a gorgeous two-tone pattern over her face and back. She is the pride and joy of JC, her human companion who adopted her recently. Its a match made in heaven - her human flatmate eats organic, so Getie is well cared for.

In keeping with Gertie's remarkable model-like good looks she is a bit of a prima donna. A Naomi Campbell of the guinea pig world so to speak - and she does not condescend to be photographed just any old how or any old time. This faithful and adoring photographer had to work hard and with patience to get the shots.

But they were well worth it - Gertie is a total star!

By the way, if you have any male guineapigs at your place be careful they don't spot these pics - we don't want to break any hearts!

Gertrude, guinea pig Gertrude's portrait by twoguineapigs pet photography
Cavy bum, guinea pig Gertrude's portrait by twoguineapigs pet photography
At home, guinea pig Gertrude's portrait by twoguineapigs pet photography
Gertie, guinea pig Gertrude's portrait by twoguineapigs pet photography
Dainty, guinea pig Gertrude's portrait by twoguineapigs pet photography
Typical cavy pose, guinea pig Gertrude's portrait by twoguineapigs pet photography
Gertie, guinea pig Gertrude's portrait by twoguineapigs pet photography
Gertrude, guinea pig Gertrude's portrait by twoguineapigs pet photography
Gertrude, guinea pig Gertrude's portrait by twoguineapigs pet photography
Gertie, guinea pig Gertrude's portrait by twoguineapigs pet photography
Bundle, guinea pig Gertrude's portrait by twoguineapigs pet photography
Cuddle, guinea pig Gertrude's portrait by twoguineapigs pet photography
Hide-and-seek, guinea pig Gertrude's portrait by twoguineapigs pet photography
Habitat,guinea pig Gertrude's portrait by twoguineapigs pet photography
Explorer, guinea pig Gertrude's portrait by twoguineapigs pet photography
Mousey, guinea pig Gertrude's portrait by twoguineapigs pet photography
Private, guinea pig Gertrude's portrait by twoguineapigs pet photography
Play, guinea pig Gertrude's portrait by twoguineapigs pet photography
Her food, guinea pig Gertrude's portrait by twoguineapigs pet photography
Her things, guinea pig Gertrude's portrait by twoguineapigs pet photography
Her things, guinea pig Gertrude's portrait by twoguineapigs pet photography

6 comments:

  1. What a lovely guinea pig! She's a real beauty. And the pictures are great!

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  2. Well, well .... my little supermodel has clearly hit the big time and is now an internet hit! I am most impressed. The prints from the shoot that you made for me are just stunning! Apart from your natural eye for shooting animals in all their cheeky, gorgeous idiosyncrasy, your attention to detail really stands out. The prints are mounted perfectly and are also titled. All in all, an excellent, ultra-professional job. These are prints that I will treasure for a lifetime. Highly recommended.

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  3. I luuuuuuv it!!!! Excellent work!!! The colors & composition are top class. Gertie is one cuter!:))))

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  4. Aw.. thanks Daria, Julie and Nani, for your kind words - I've got a great model to work with!

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  5. Gertie is so pretty! I especially liked the 4th & 5th photos, beautiful photographs :)

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