As soon as I learned that I was going to be shooting Bella (@FuzzyBellaDog), a floofy Dachshund-Pomeranian, I knew that I wanted to find an edgy location to contrast her sweet appearance. The Venice Art Walls were perfect for giving Bella that extra toughness and the colors of the graffiti popped beautifully.
Bella was a great model, despite the crowds of people gathering around her during the session and the unusually strong winds—she has naturally floppy ears, I swear! The ocean winds had a fan-like effect on her flowing locks and enhanced her already goofy personality.
Despite a few surreptitious mouthfuls of sand (one of Bella's favorite treats), the beach session went off without a hitch! I can't wait to return to the Venice Art Walls again to see what new graffiti art has been created.