Susan is a Special. She is an admirable and experienced dog handler who excels at Dancing With Dogs and Agility. And that is how I met her – surprise surprise. She has a beautiful pack of smiling Staffies: Robocop, Storm, Ziza and Scarlett, as well as a rescue, Lexi, affectionately nicknamed ‘Straatbrak’ and a young rising agility star Kelpie named Zara. We went to their home on a lovely overcast evening to take some Fine Art Portraits of each dog, and then returned the following day for some Lifestyle shots of them playing in their gorgeous garden and swimming in their personal ‘dam’. The family portrait of all the dogs together is a composite, because convincing six spirited dogs to sit side by side and be still at the same time would have been….erm…..challenging. Ziza very sadly passed on the day that I completed this edit, so I included a special composite of her. By Leanne Russell Williams, assisted by Megan Calitz.