A Labrador is an easy dog to fall for. I know, as I have two and am pretty partial to them. When I stumbled across Claire Norman and her Labradors, I instantly began to follow her, if for no other reason than to brighten my day every time I popped open Instagram and found the remarkable photography of her dogs.
Claire, a professional photographer, lives on the Hertfordshire Essex borders in England. She acquired her first three Labradors—Mocha, Jemima, and Izzy—in 2007, and then Daisy arrived in 2013. The ensuing collaboration of her profession and her love of her dogs was inevitable. The results are striking because she seems to have the ability to get four Labradors to pose like supermodels, which from personal experience trying to photograph my two, is near miraculous. Perhaps that’s what drew me to it.
“The girls have grown up with the camera and will happily pose most of the time for me. They started modeling collars for a local company after I had shown them some of my photos of the girls. I love taking pictures of the girls and capturing their personalities on camera. How do I do that… I think it’s just love, their love for me and mine for them and of course my love of photographing them.”