Puppy Bowl XII

Once again this year I had the pleasure of working with Animal Planet to take the official puppy portraits for this year’s Puppy Bowl XII.  The photo shoot itself is a sport— an exuberant Olympic games in its own right.
Here are some unofficial “game” day stats: 11 hours, 80 puppies, 4080 images and innumerable instances of human cajoling  involving silly faces, shrill noises and squeaky toys.

Visit Animal Planet’s Official Puppy Bowl site for more photos of the starting line up and puppy profile videos.

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Puppy Bowl X

Back in October, I had the honor of photographing all the puppies for Animal Planet’s  Puppy Bowl X.  I promise you will not want to miss the game, or the half-time show, airing this Sunday, February 2 at 3pm on Animal Planet.

Get pumped by watching adorable and adoptable pups practicing at the Puppy Bowl Experience in New York’s Times Square. Puppies are on the field all this week from 11 a.m. to 7p.m., with breaks in between.  Below are some of this year’s star players – Willow, Sharpie, Farkle and Arya:

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Puppy Bowl IX

Animal Planet dubs it “the biggest game on all fours”,  involving 75 puppies, 21 kittens, nine hedgehogs, and dozens of crew members and volunteers.  That’s just a small glimpse into what it took to produce and shoot Puppy Bowl IX – airing this Sunday at 3 p.m. on Animal Planet.  During the two-day filming in November, my assistant Adele Godfrey and I took portraits and shot the production stills of this year’s game.

Click HERE for some behind-the-scene photos from The Washington Post.
To see more production stills, click HERE for the Huffington Post story.
For the complete coverage and some images from past events visit Animal Planet’s web site HERE

Photo by Beth Caldwell / Animal Planet/DCL
Photo by Beth Caldwell / Animal Planet/DCL