Honeywood Winery produces berry wines under the label “Dog Gone Wine”. They have been using stock images of dogs for the labels until this year when they decided to have a contest to find the perfect dog for their next vintage. And what a contest it was! The winery received over 300 entries and every one of the dogs was just adorable. It was a tough decision and after a lot of agonizing, they selected Finlay. Finlay is a rescue and the Vet estimates that he’s almost two years old. He is a mix of three breeds – one of which is definitely Husky. Look at that luxurious tail! I was honored and excited when the winery’s general manager asked me to take the official wine label portrait of this beautiful boy. He is so sweet!! He was a trouper…he posed and posed and posed some more…for cheese of course! He got to take numerous breaks and get attention and encouragement from his “Mom”. Every shot of him is wonderful.
After our official portrait session, he and his human family spent an hour in the gardens at Deepwood Estate so I could take some fun pictures of him. I had such a great time and it was so nice to meet Finlay. He is quite photogenic and never stops smiling. His official portrait (the one above with the white background) will grace Honeywood’s “Triple Berry” wine label. Fitting, don’t you think? Enjoy!