Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Great excitement at Coombe Leigh

We are all very excited here at Coombe Leigh. We are going to have a photoshoot here at the house with a proper professional photographer. (Not just me with my little digital camera!). Jack is coming to take some lifestyle shots for DevonBears publicity so we are all running around trying to make everywhere look beautiful.

Of course Amy feels she is already beautiful and when the words "camera" and "photograph" were mentioned she immediately started posing madly. She was made worse by the coincidental visit of Kelly, our lovely grooming lady, who came to give her and Ben their regular beauty session. Here's Kelly hard at work ..

Amy feels that she should be the centre of attention, so keeps edging closer and closer to Kelly ..

Meanwhile Ben is surreptiously chewing through the lead Kelly has used to attach him to the railings!

Afterwards they were quite worn out. I didn't have the heart to tell them that we weren't actually planning to include them in the photographs. I expect Amy at least will manage to push her way into one or two of the pictures ... and where she leads Ben usually follows!

As you can see, the grass has been cut ready for the shoot, and look at that lovely edging - shame it's not straight!! Never mind, perhaps wonky will become the new trendy after our uber-cool photographs demonstrate this new look?! (That's the studio/workroom on the left in this picture and the handrail leads to the steps to the courtyard. Our house is built into the side of a hill, so the garden is actually above the house).

While all this activity was taking place, I was in the gazebo painting - Christmas cards!! Surreal or what? But my summer's going to be so busy I thought it was best to start early rather than risk running out of time as they'll need to be at the printers by the end of August.

Here's the first (still rather rough) version of card one for the set of dog cards. More will follow..


Inthemud said...

How very exciting!

Your dogs are gorgeous. They must feel the heat though with those thick coats.

Hope photoshoot goes well

toady said...

Wow those woofers are something else.

Blossomcottage said...

Love the dogs and would love to take their photograph, I hope it all goes well.

Pipany said...

Golly a proper photo shoot - I would be hiding away due to lack of photogenic ability! xx

Faith said...

Gosh big dogs - how long do they take to do?

Hope the photoshoot goes well, no reason why it shouldnt. Good luck!

WesterWitch/Headmistress said...

Ah now had you lived nearer HS could have done the photos for you.

Wow your dogs are amazing. They look so calm and loving as well.

Xmas cards already . . . then again when I worked in TV we would start the Xmas adverts in March - you have to think and plan ahead.

Elizabethd said...

Lovely web site. Your cards are most attractive.

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