I may be biased, but I think dogs age better than humans. I just love the way German Shorthaired Pointer Faulkner’s white eyebrows frame his happy face perfectly. He spent some time in the studio with Nashville pet photographer, Mandy Whitley, and the photos are awesome!
From Mandy: “This is my fourth session with Amy and Faulkner, so this time we decided to try an indoor space to see if Faulkner like it better….and he sure did! I love the variety of backdrops we were able to use in his short mini-session time.
Faulkner got his name from Amy’s favorite author: William Faulkner. He loves tennis balls more than anything, playing with them all over the house, in the yard, and will even sleep with them nearby.
Faulkner is a rescue from Southeast German Shorthair Pointer (SEGSP) Rescue. Amy met his foster parents in Montgomery in April of 2012 to pick him up, and although they live in Mobile, they’ve kept in touch ever since.
Amy says her favorite thing about him is his zest for life: ‘It’s infectious! The way his face lights up when he sees a ball would make anyone smile.’ She loves how sweet, yet regal he can be — when he lies in her lap she just melts! Although the breed has a lot of energy, Amy’s totally okay with that because so does she!” Follow Mandy Whitley Photography on Instagram.
About Mandy Whitley Photography: Based in Nashville, Tennessee, Mandy specializes in portraits for pets and their people.
Sweet Purrfections says
These are wonderful photos! I love how the photographer was able to capture his energy and him being a senior dog.
Laura Allen says
Not gonna lie Beth, I totally feel you… dogs ARE better than humans! This is the cutest photo session!!! Love your posts!!! Have a great rest of your week, xoxo
Thanks Laura! I think most humans are pretty great too though.
Cutest guy ever! The photos of both of them are wonderful too
This is too cute! We lost our dog earlier this year and oh how I wish I had more quality photos of him.
I’m so sorry to hear about your dog. It is always too soon.
What a happy and adorable dog! The photographer did such an amazing job capturing him.
Becky @ Disney in your Day says
It seems like he loves to grin for the camera! What gorgeous photos!
Sarah at Ponder Trail says
I enjoyed this post so much, Beth! I had a GSP growing up, and they’re my favorite kind of dog. I especially love the shot with the tennis ball because it was my pup’s favorite toy, and he lived to play fetch with it.
Ruby, Rosie, and Teddy says
Faulkner has a great smile! I love how his brown fur looks against the rustic wood background
Aww, the grey face just melts my heart. Reminds me of my old guy Ace and also I love German shorthairs … they’re basically weims!
Carol Bryant says
OMD I love the GSP. Funny story: I learned first of the GSP when seeing one in the Westminster dog show years ago. The dog was showing for the judge and had to stop to poop in the ring. It was funny but I never forgot. Beautiful dog.
As a former Vizsla owner (the “former” is still very painful), I immediately searched for Vizslas and found some great posts with beautiful pics. They’re so photogenic, although very difficult for a photographer to use as a model lol.
Anyway, I just wanted to say I love your blog.
Love Faulkner as well. Guess I’m into the pointer type of breeds 🙂
PS. If you’d ever like to do another Vizsla post again, you can shoot me a message.
I’m so sorry for your loss. I’m always looking for great photos of dogs to feature.
Marjorie Dawson says
This is such a gorgeous series of shots. I am full of admiration for the whole shoot. The dog is amazing (we had a pointer when I was small) and this one has such amazing character!