Dog Photographer Gone Crazy | St. Louis Dog Photographer | Whitehall Photography

October 12, 2017  •  8 Comments

In March I did a model call for multiple dogs of the same breed for dog photography.  The response I received was overwhelming.  So instead of limiting it to one or two sets, I did the crazy dog photographer thing and selected 4 (yes, 4).

  • Mandi had 3 beautiful Australian Shepherds
  • Donna had 4 Great Danes
  • Jenni had 7 German Shepherds
  • Stephanie had 3 German Shepherds

I enlisted the help of Mollie Momphard, I had met Mollie through her dad and was excited to start working with her.

The photo shoots were scheduled in March in Forest Park, St. Louis by the waterfall.  Mandi had the most beautiful and well-trained Aussies.   Talia, Biffle and Vancoover and were so much fun to work with.  This is why I became a pet photographer. 

Australian Shepherds St. Louis Forest ParkLoved this image of them on the rocks. Australian Shepherds St. Louis Forest ParkThese three sat perfectly on the bridge.

Later that day Stephanie brought her German Shepherds to Forest Park we met up the the Jewel Box and columns(ruins).  Samantha Brown, Luna-Tic and Ziva Reene were perfect ladies.  Sam Brown had a bit of a time moving around but we were able to make it work.  Five months after this shoot the lovely Samantha Brown cross the rainbow bridge.  I am glad that I was able to provide lovely portraits for her momma to treasure.

German Shepherds Forest ParkSam - Luna and Ziva German Shepherds St. Louis Forest ParkSam - Luna - Ziva

Jen drove up with 7 dogs from Zwinger vom haus Huro.  We photographed them in groups of 3 and 4.  Then the new puppy.  While Jen was in town she was dropping off Cowboy to be trained as a service dog.

German ShephardIn training. German Shepherds St. Louis Forest ParkFour of Jen's German Shepherds

Finally, Donna brought two of her Great Danes, Breeze and Jove.  Two of Breeze’s babies from her last litter Gus and Stella joined for a family shoot.  I have never worked with a Great Dane before but ‘fell in love’ with them.  Gus was 11 months old yet well behaved.  Trying to pose 4 Great Danes for a photography session was a bit more of a challenge.  The results were amazing dog photos.  Donna was a bit frustrated that Breeze would not lay down on the concrete.  We were to find out later that she was expecting her 2nd litter.  Little did I know that taking these pictures would be the beginning of a wonderful relationship.

Great DanesGus

Great DaneJove looking dapper in a straw hat.

Great DanesStella - Jove - Breeze - Gus

Photographing all these dogs, meeting their families and getting to experience their wiggle butts and tongue licks was an amazing experience --pet photography at its best (and craziest).

Sharon Whitehall

St. Louis Pet Photographer

--Photographing pets and their people--



I am in love!! These dogs are beautiful. I need to do this for my two girls!!
Oh my goodness, these are wonderful photos. What great dogs!!
Brianne Sanders(non-registered)
I love these! Such amazing doggie models ❤️
Love how they look so serious hahah...
Awe I love them all! Such a sucker for doggies!
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