World Photography Day


Happy Friday…and Happy World Photography Day! Yup, you read it right. In honor of World Photography Day, I took a photo of my most favorite subject. Polo. He’s been my most loyal model since the inception of my business and a single day hasn’t passed that I haven’t been incredibly thankful for his presence in my life.

Go grab your camera and shoot something today! Happy Friday!

For those who asked, this photo was taken with the 50mm, f/1.2, 1/2500 160 ISO

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  1. Raelene

    August 19th, 2011 at 4:33 pm

    OMG. He melts my heart!

  2. Jarusha Brown

    August 19th, 2011 at 4:40 pm

    Such a handsome little man! You are both blessed 🙂

  3. Mary S

    August 19th, 2011 at 4:41 pm

    There’s something about our dogs that is so wonderful to photograph! Now, is this world photography day ordained by you, or someone else?

  4. Abigail Cole

    August 19th, 2011 at 4:41 pm

    Toooo Cute!!! Thanks for always cheering my days with wonderful blogs. x

  5. Michael

    August 19th, 2011 at 4:41 pm

    He’s so obediant, seems like a big ball of happiness… and fur!

  6. yuliana

    August 19th, 2011 at 4:42 pm

    What a great poser he is! So cute!

  7. Mike Dunn

    August 19th, 2011 at 4:42 pm

    That is pretty spiffy. 🙂

  8. bianca

    August 19th, 2011 at 4:42 pm

    GORGEOUS! how do you get him to sit so still?!

  9. Autumn Teesdale

    August 19th, 2011 at 4:44 pm

    Every time I see Polo in your blog I can’t help but immediately smile!!! I bet he wags his tale waiting for his photo LOL

  10. Dana Hodgkinson

    August 19th, 2011 at 4:44 pm

    love it……our dogs are sooooo loyal to us. Happy World Photography Day to you Jasimine.

  11. Ernie E

    August 19th, 2011 at 4:46 pm

    I didn’t know it was World Photography Day. I’ll have to take a photo of something.

    BTW, cute photo!

  12. Dell

    August 19th, 2011 at 4:46 pm

    Great photo. Almost makes me want a small dog (well my wife says the only kind we can get is a small one…but I digress). Is that a tilt shift or just a great wide open "1.??" shot in a prime?

  13. Rachel Tatem

    August 19th, 2011 at 4:47 pm

    I didn’t even know there was a world Photography day! How neat.

  14. anneliese

    August 19th, 2011 at 4:48 pm

    Is it sad that the only thing I notice in the pictures of Polo is that he is NOT wearing a leash and he stays still?! lol Yay for world photography day! Time to bust out my rebel and get my photog on!! 😉

  15. Mikkel

    August 19th, 2011 at 4:50 pm

    I knew it’d be of Polo before I even clicked your link to the post! 🙂 Happy World Photography Day!!

  16. Marissa Nicole

    August 19th, 2011 at 4:50 pm

    love me some polo

  17. Stephanie

    August 19th, 2011 at 4:58 pm

    I Heart Polo!!!! Happy Photography Day 🙂

  18. Janice

    August 19th, 2011 at 5:03 pm

    Polo is sooo adorable!

  19. Jeff

    August 19th, 2011 at 5:03 pm

    Very pretty. Cute model!
    If I may ask, what lens did you use for this Jasmine? It’s wide, but such a pretty, narrow DOF. I love the effect tons!

  20. Bwolke

    August 19th, 2011 at 5:04 pm

    Very cute!

  21. Chelsea Nicole

    August 19th, 2011 at 5:06 pm

    Fur babies are some of the best children ;0 My yorkie and Cairn Terriers are always willing to strike a pose

  22. Shannon

    August 19th, 2011 at 5:06 pm

    Great image 🙂 Love the bokeh in the fore- and background. What lens did you use?

  23. Edward Yee Photography

    August 19th, 2011 at 5:13 pm

    Nice photo, cute dog, nicely captured. Happy Photography day!


  24. Edward Yee Photography

    August 19th, 2011 at 5:13 pm

    Nice photo, cute dog, nicely captured. Happy Photography day!


  25. Cristen

    August 19th, 2011 at 5:14 pm

    He is so stinking cute!

  26. Darci

    August 19th, 2011 at 5:14 pm

    Along side with my two spoiled pugs, Polo is the cutest thing EVER!!! Doggie pictures melt my heart. I love when you post pictures of Polo!! Happy Friday and enjoy your weekend.

  27. Daria

    August 19th, 2011 at 5:14 pm

    such a little cutie !

  28. MartaV

    August 19th, 2011 at 5:15 pm

    Yay! Happy Friday World Photography day!! That Polo is always so cute. I wish I could get my pup to pose so well. Sunny always wants to lick the lens instead. 🙂

  29. Giovanna

    August 19th, 2011 at 5:15 pm

    ahaha love it…my Pinto says hi! (to Polo)..

  30. Andria Lavine

    August 19th, 2011 at 5:16 pm

    Ahhh… I know how you feel! My 2 girls are my faithful models!! 🙂

  31. Edward Yee Photography

    August 19th, 2011 at 5:16 pm

    Happy World Photography Day! Happy Friday as well 😀

    Cute dog. I can’t go a day without seeing my little furball as well 🙂

    Happy Shooting.


  32. Emily Heizer, Photography with Flair

    August 19th, 2011 at 5:17 pm

    He just looks so happy! My kitty loves him so. She is going to marry him you know. And they will have fluffy, snowy-white cat-dogs together. It shall be beautiful.

  33. lee

    August 19th, 2011 at 5:18 pm

    Too cute man!

  34. Genevieve

    August 19th, 2011 at 5:24 pm

    love him!

  35. Charlie

    August 19th, 2011 at 5:29 pm

    Cool! We have a world photography day? I like that 🙂

  36. emily

    August 19th, 2011 at 5:32 pm

    so cute, and the depth of field is amazing on this photo! happy world photography day!

  37. The Detailed Life

    August 19th, 2011 at 5:34 pm

    I had no idea! good to know 😉 thanks Jasmine. Have a great day!

  38. Victoria de Martigny

    August 19th, 2011 at 5:36 pm

    So cute! Just hope JD doesn’t get jealous that Polo gets top billing as your favorite model 😉

  39. Jess

    August 19th, 2011 at 5:36 pm

    Hi Jasmine

    LOVE you blog. Could you please tell me which lens you used for this shot? A 50mm 1,4f, maybe…

  40. Pamee Booher

    August 19th, 2011 at 5:38 pm

    LOVE IT! AND now I am inspired to go shoot something!! =)

  41. Steven Ortman, Jr.

    August 19th, 2011 at 5:39 pm

    Adorable! Can we say very inspirational! I’m trying for High school football today!

    Thank you for the motivation!

    Have a Great day too!!

  42. Rachel Marie Photography

    August 19th, 2011 at 5:51 pm

    I love when Polo makes an appearance! You should put a modeling portfolio together for him and get his professional modeling career going. 😉

  43. Steve Dutcher

    August 19th, 2011 at 5:52 pm

    How did I know that I would be seeing a picture of Polo after clicking this link 🙂

  44. Belinda

    August 19th, 2011 at 5:53 pm

    Awww =)

  45. Lydia

    August 19th, 2011 at 5:55 pm

    World Photography Day, huh? Thanks for the reminder, I need to get out and shoot something!

  46. Lindsey

    August 19th, 2011 at 6:04 pm

    what a perfect portrait – I love the scale even in this wide angle he commands the center of attention he so deserves.

  47. Hayley

    August 19th, 2011 at 6:06 pm

    My dog is also my most loyal subject, but he would run off if I put him on a sidewalk without a leash. Good boy, Polo!

  48. Donna Richens

    August 19th, 2011 at 6:38 pm

    Fantastic as always…center of your world no doubt 🙂 I would love to know how on earth you get Polo to stay there out in the open, it wouldn’t happen with our dogs Fagin and Mitzi, unless confined to the house, they would always rather be somewhere else! 🙂

  49. rich

    August 19th, 2011 at 7:37 pm

    polo’s got his pose DOWN. what a pro!

  50. Wayne

    August 19th, 2011 at 7:42 pm

    Your site is probably the best looking photography site I have seen. I have recently taken up photography so I have been looking around.

    Anyway, I am a dog lover too and love the photo!!

  51. Brooke Summer Photography

    August 19th, 2011 at 8:05 pm

    It would be a miracle if I could get my dog to just sit there like that! 😉

  52. Judy

    August 19th, 2011 at 8:30 pm

    Your pictures and your posts always make me smile….Thank you so much..

  53. Shefali Lindsey

    August 19th, 2011 at 8:49 pm

    I LOVE Polo photos! Would you have any suggestions on where to look for cute little Maltese pups like Polo? My husband and I have serious puppy fever and want a Maltese pup. Love some insight! Thanks girl!

  54. LEOLAK

    August 19th, 2011 at 8:50 pm

    POLO PIC!!!! Ahh…..these give me a smile every time!! I had my camera all set to go w/ me today…and I forgot it in my mad dash out the door. Air and Water show this weekend is Chicago…I’ve been stuck at my desk and hearing the f-16s fly over is making me sad (I wanna see)!!! Happy Friday!

  55. Kristin Nicole

    August 19th, 2011 at 10:10 pm

    He is always a cutie

  56. jessica vidmar photography

    August 19th, 2011 at 10:42 pm

    Polo is adorable and makes me giggle everytime I see him…what a great friend to have : )

  57. Adam

    August 20th, 2011 at 12:13 am

    Amazing shot. Love it Jasmine, he’s adorable.

    Thanks for celebrating World Photography Day 2011 with us!

    From the team at

  58. Bethany Ann

    August 20th, 2011 at 5:30 am

    Like so many other stranger-friends, I Love Polo! 🙂 Have a great weekend!!!! 🙂

  59. wedding photographer charlotte

    August 20th, 2011 at 9:38 am


    First of all I would like to say "Happy World Photography Day".
    In that day I took a photo of my most favorite subject.I love polo photos because I am dog lover…..

    Thank you 🙂

  60. Elizabeth

    August 20th, 2011 at 11:27 am

    He is so freakin’ cute Jasmine….he is such a great model for his mommy.

  61. Pupparazzi Pet Photography

    August 20th, 2011 at 12:21 pm

    What a handsome dude!

  62. LaRissa

    August 20th, 2011 at 1:20 pm

    awww… he is such a cutie!!

  63. Rose

    August 20th, 2011 at 1:35 pm

    Have you ever considered publishing a photo book of Polo? I bet it would be a great seller.. you could even have some of the profits go to the local shelter there. 🙂 Happy Saturday!

  64. k

    August 20th, 2011 at 3:41 pm

    In the shade you shot at 1/2500? Is Polo a really twitchy dog or is that just what you have to do at f 1.2?

  65. Gary Derbridge

    August 20th, 2011 at 6:42 pm

    Cute dog!

  66. Claudia

    August 20th, 2011 at 6:45 pm

    love polo

  67. Falcon

    August 21st, 2011 at 12:59 am

    I can only hope my future puppy will be a smidgen as cute as Polo!

    P.S. I love the depth & tonality in that photo!

  68. Briana Moore

    August 21st, 2011 at 2:19 am

    See Jasmine… the demand for a Polo Book grows. I told you this would be popular!!

  69. diane (

    August 21st, 2011 at 3:22 pm

    L O V E

  70. kartheek

    August 22nd, 2011 at 8:38 am

    Wow really good.. I followed the following tips Photography Tips and took few pictures and came out well. I will try to take a similar pic hope I can succeed

  71. Garret Dublin

    August 22nd, 2011 at 3:22 pm

    lovely little chap, really cute!

  72. Paul Krol

    August 22nd, 2011 at 4:13 pm

    i wonder if the little guy has any idea that you’re taking a picture 🙂

  73. Columbus GA Photographer

    August 22nd, 2011 at 4:33 pm

    Wish I could get my dog to sit and stay like Polo =) – I photographed my fav subject as well. Got some great shots of my 3 month old little girl.

  74. Ivan Packer

    August 23rd, 2011 at 9:33 am

    They say "don’t work with children or animals". This is clearly the exception to the rule! Lovely photograph Jasmine.

  75. NGP

    August 24th, 2011 at 3:16 am

    Great Photo!

  76. Brian

    August 26th, 2011 at 8:30 pm

    The puppy is so cute. A nice shot I must say.

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