I was amazed by the number of photos I ended up with that she has her eyes closed in.
Then when I finally did get her to look at me, all she wanted to do was make funny faces. I really think she's actually a gremlin.
Iris, how'd you end up with sand all over your nose?
What? I wasn't doing anything.
I had a very specific shot in mind, and this is as close as I could get -
You can really see just how much she tends to walk on a tightrope. It's not a bad shot, but I had a much nicer shot in my head. The problem I had was as soon as I knelt down to be at Iris' eye level, she would turn and come toward me. Most of the moving shots are her moving straight toward me. I snuck in a couple shots when she wasn't looking at me but try as I might, I just couldn't get the one I had in my head. It reminded me just how nice it is to have a second person acting as handler. One of these days I'll have to bring another human to the beach with us.
Ok, I did actually manage to get a couple of shots that I'm happy with.
Her profile looks so much "sharper" than she does from the front. Her profile photos have such a different feeling to them than her straight on shots.
I did eventually let her go back to doing what she really loves.