I knew as soon as Leo’s Mum Saria contacted me about a twoguineapigs gift card she had received, and describing the wonderful Leo to me, that this was going to be a special shoot. Saria explained she had always wanted a Golden Retriever. Two years ago, her partner Sepehr surprised Saria with Leo. Since then, the 3 of them have been inseparable. When I first saw Leo, I fell in love instantly with those big brown puppy eyes.
We started the shoot in a park that I prefer to call “the magic forest” - because, you know, it was magical.
A quick word about Leo aka Goldbrior Keeping The Promise - he’s 2 years and 3 months old and ‘the magic forest’ is his favourite forest - where he visits nearly every day with Mum Saria. How many Sydney dogs gave a favourite forest??
When we explored the national park, Leo would keep looking back to check that we were still following suit. Then I got to visit Leo at home where he showed me his toys and also howled when his Dad played the piano. Hey why not? (By the way, his Dad Sepehr is super talented). Leo spends most of his time in the backyard guarding the side of ‘his fence’, ok, he likes to check out on the pooch living next door.
All in all - wow. I fell in love with this beautiful family. Can’t wait to see the art framed.