Mischief Holiday Photo Shoot

It’s my Golden Beach Day but it was delayed by an idea of my mom for a
Sugar’s Holiday Photo Shoot.

Mom already broke Rule #1 of the 5 Helpful Tips of Taking Holiday Pet Photos
we shared last 11/10/2010.

Rule #1 states planning is a key to a successful holiday photo.
Select a simple theme. A well fed and relax dog is the best time.

Well, this photo shoot was a spontaneous idea of my mom. The theme is of course Beach. Yes, I was well fed but could always have more treats. Relax, no way its my beach day.

Rule#2 indicates to select appropriate accessories.
Not all dogs want to be accessorized and dressed-up.
Be sensitive to the comfort level of your dog.

It so happen that I have an extra lei in the car.  Also in the car was a Santa scarf that mom has been using to warm her hands on our morning walks.
Another accessory that is used in the photo shoot was a boogie board
which I am not a big fan, as I like to use my own body to catch the waves.

Rules #3 & 4 says the Keep the photo background as simple as possible.
Natural lighting is the best. Thus, taking holiday pet photo outdoors is great.

Well mom’s selected location/ background was the Beach.
BTW not my favorite beach. It is my mom’s favorite so it means I can’t swim here.
The location was not simple for me as I want to swim.

Lastly, Rule#5 states to be experimental. Enjoy and most importantly have FUN.
Relish this time you spend with your dog. You’ll forever treasure the end-product.

This Holiday Beach Photo Shoot was definitely “experimental.”
Yes, I had FUN being silly but I was good too. I know mom took great photos of me.
Definitely, this 2012 Maui Holiday Photo Shoot will be treasured forever.

Photos selected from this photo shoot will be used in our email 2012 Holiday e-card.

I’m joining Monday Mischief blog hop.

Lots of Golden LVE n Woofs


  1. says

    Those are all great photos Sugar, but my favorite is the first one! Good for you for sitting still long enough (while at the beach) to allow your mom to take photos. I take Penny and Luna to the beach and they go bonkers.

  2. says

    Rooo Sugar – those are some real pawsome rules and the photos turned out great! Did you see my Christmas card bloopers? My human put stooopid antlers on my head, would you believe it? *Waggy tail*

  3. says

    Sugar your Golden smile in the first picture says it best…Mom has gathered all the props fur my holiday picture and we’re to supposed to work on it later today…Not sure I’m happy about that *snoogles*

  4. says

    Love this photo shoot Sugar and the tips for getting good holiday shots with your pets. I am sorry you that it cut into your golden beach day and you didn’t get to swim at that beautiful beach. You were an awesome model for your Momma though! :)

  5. says

    Excellent Photo session Sugar in fact it was 100% better than any of the Sport’s Illustrated Swim suit issues.

    You have more style in your pinkie toe than any of those bathing suit models
    Hugs madi your BFFF

  6. says

    How cute! I wish I had your rules last week! I love all your holiday photos! The surf board was a brilliant idea!

  7. says

    You hardly look like you are up to any mischief in those pictures Sugar. You should have seen the outtakes from my photo shoot. I was mostly just a blur in them.


  8. Sarge says

    Hey Sugar!
    Wow, you were very patient for this pix taking event! I love that last one of you sitting and smiling on your board. Lovely and fun at the same time!
    Grr and Woof,
    Sarge, COP

  9. says

    Sugar I didn’t see anything except you at the beach. Thank you for making me burst out with a really good chuckle this morning! That card is hoot! I hope you can drop over and add your link to my Awwwww….Monday. I think everyone should possible should see you today!!

    Mollipop didn’t watch. She is busy with a treat but I will tell her all about it!

    Happy Day Sugar from me, Mollipop and the gang!:-)

  10. says

    Wow Sugar, you sure are a lucky girl.
    It’s 2 degrees here. It’s cold and that beach just looks pawsome in comparison. Just the thought of jumping in the water at the moment is making me cold. I bet that water is nice and warm. *wag wag wag*

  11. says

    I have a good idea – put some spots on yourself and pretend to be Blueberry! Then I can use those photos cause B just doesn’t sit still when I really need her to! 😉

    Great photos Sugar!

  12. says

    Hey Sugar, Jet here.

    What a fun experience. Perfection not required! You look so cool on the boogie board! How to choose when they’re all so great!

  13. says

    Love the boogie board shots. You are such a beautiful beach babe, I bet your mom can’t possibly take a bad photo of you! Happy Mischief Monday!

  14. says

    Very nice photos! I would like to live near the ocean!
    Mom said thank you for the holiday card. She finally went to the PO Box and got our mail. You look so beautiful!


  15. MadSnapper says

    about the Christmas lights. if you have a point and shoot, set your camera on Firworks setting, but you will have to sit the camera on something or use a tripod. if you have a DSLR camera with settings, set the ISO to 400 and use AV of 1/25 or lower. must sit the camera on something firm… it is hard to get great lights with hand held. and i just keep clicking until 1 our of 20 is a good one.

  16. Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning says

    We don’t think your Mom would ever have to go through all that planning stuff – all your photos are beautiful, just like these.

    Woos – Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning

  17. says

    Beautiful photos, Sugar! I don’t see a bad one in the bunch! That’s an absolutely beautiful beach, but no fun that pups aren’t allowed to swim. Coop hates beaches like that! Thanks for sharing your photos and happy MM to you!

  18. says

    Well it seems the rules of the perfect photo, certainly helped with these lovely photos! Looks like I should be hiring you Sugar to help Kirbylearnhowto pose!

  19. says

    Well we LOVE your holiday card and we want to apologize in advance if ours is late. We orderd from shutterfly and they still haven not arrived and then to address and send them

    urban hounds

  20. says

    Hi Sugar, You know that I love the islands and love you too, so this was the best of both possible scenes.BTW, last night my daughters and hubby’s were over and they thought your card location looked like Kaanapali, with the Sheraton in the background on the cliff. It did look like one of the beaches we used to hang out at-so let me know if we are correct. Thanks to your mom for the great tips; I should have tried some other things with Hunter, but there is always next year.
    Wags, Noreen & Hunter

  21. Daisy says

    Where have we been the last few days….. You’re in the newspaper…Well done!

    We are copying down those rules for HER…SHE is never relaxed and we’d always like to be somewhere else. BUT SHE doesn’t make us wear clothes.

    Hope you got a long swim and some treats for that photo shoot. You look fantastic by the way!

    XXXOOO Daisy, Bella & Roxy