I don’t think I’ve touched softer fur on a dog than Max’s. Give him a follow on Instagram!

He is the softest, most gentle, happy doggo. I especially LOVE that he’s always happy to see me whenever I see Max and Kristina at doggy events around Auckland. I’m amazed at how Kristina has trained him. It’s the funniest though, she says he walks better off lead than on lead. When he’s walking off lead, he’ll stay right next to her, and when it’s time to cross the road, he’ll be right by her side safely.

I LOVE the bond between the two of them.

On the day of their photoshoot, her fiance came with seeing as it’s the perfect time to get an updated family portrait. I photographed Max, Pady and Max together, which was a little bit of a challenge as Max turned out to be such a mommy’s boy ;-). It was so fun and we got the shots! As soon as Kristina’s hair and makeup was done, we made the family portrait, a gorgeous engagement portrait of Kristina and Pady and he was ‘released’ to go back to work and carry on with his day while Kristina, Max and I continued photographing them on different studio backdrops and then heading out to a gorgeous photo shoot location in Hobsonville Point with a lane of autumn leaves and trees.

We played fetch, I got so many doggy cuddles in, and had an incredible morning making photographs for them. Best job ever.

These are some of my favourite photographs from this dog and owner family photoshoot

Kristina also had gift prints made which will be perfect as Mothers Day gifts.

Watch the behind the scenes video during their photoshoot in Auckland.

Love, Salome

Kristina’s hair and makeup by Made Up by Ruth

If you think you would like to have the same kind of makeover photoshoot experience with your dog and / family, read more here of what a pet photography experience with Yellow Lab is like. Hair and makeup included.

If you’re in Auckland, it is the perfect gift for her for Mothers Day (dogmoms are moms too!), her birthday, or to treat yourself and your furry best friend.


If you’ve been thinking of booking a photoshoot (or gifting one), mention BIG DOG WALK when you book and receive an extra $150 print credit. Valid till 12 May 2019.

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