Registration for the last open group powder session of 2019 is coming. Spaces are extremely limited, so don’t miss out! Contact me via email, social media or comment below if you would like to receive an email notification when pre-registration is available, before the event opens to the public.
The event will be held on a weekend day in October or November, 2019. Jumping, disc and other events will be offered (pre-registration required and contingent on skill level). The event is limited to 10 handlers, and spots will be reserved on a first-come-first-served basis upon receipt of a deposit.
The event will take place within 1-2 hours’ driving distance from Toronto, Ontario, and will be indoors (YAY!).
As an added incentive, I’m holding a contest. One lucky handler will have their registration fee refunded to them prior to the date of the session!
The photos are guaranteed to turn heads with their bright colours and unparalleled detail. The event itself is great fun, full of laughs and loads of memorable moments.
For more information, check out my page on Group Powder Sessions.
Behind the scenes with Jess Bell Photography
How do you create these images?
This is captured in-camera and is not a digital effect simply stamped onto a photo after the fact. We apply powder to your dog and let ‘r rip!
What do the dogs need to know?
Your dog(s) should be able identify and take a basic jump in a new environment. These photos work best with dogs that are happy and focused on their handler. Environmentally sensitive dogs might feel uncomfortable being handled by strangers, performing in a new environment or having the powder applied.
What do the handlers need to know?
The coloured powder I use is non-toxic (FD&C/D&C approved ingredients) and safe to use with your dogs. However, like all powder, it’s best to avoid inhaling it. We take every precaution to avoid this (shooting with lots of ventilation, only ever cuing forward momentum, keeping powder behind the head at all times).
You will get dirty, and your dog(s) may be dyed for weeks after the session. Do not plan to compete in conformation/obedience/rally within a few weeks of our session, as your dog may be excused from the ring.
The best way to remove the pigment afterward is a high velocity dryer. Do not bathe your dog until you've removed as much powder as possible from the coat via other means. Water may make the pigment hold more fast.