Kinclaven Woods
January 18, 2024
Scotland: Kinclaven Woods

We visited Kinclaven Woods in hopes of finding bluebells, and while there were a few scatted bluebells, we were about a week too early for peak bloom. I was a little disappointed to miss the flowers, but we still had a pack of happy dogs, a gorgeous forest to explore, and even a few minutes of sunlight peaking through the usually cloudy sky.

For this adventure, I teamed up with Millie, the brown and white Springer Spaniel, and Pepper, the black and white Sprocker (a Springer / Cocker Spaniel cross). We all had so much fun running around the forest!

Epic photographs of a spaniel walking in the forest surrounded by tall pine trees

In the above portraits of Millie, I really wanted to capture the feeling of the forest – of being surrounded by towering conifer trees, of walking across deep green moss, and that feeling of a gentle breeze blowing through the trees. I did get some help from the spaniel ears on capturing a “gentle breeze!”

portrait photograph of a dog sitting in the woods with golden light
Photographs of a dog sitting on a stump surrounded by tall trees

As we contunued exploring, I kept thinking about different ways to capture the feeling of being in the forest. This moss covered stump was the perfect spot for perfect Pepper to perch while I experiemented with a couple different views. Of course, the dogs always get to take plenty of breaks for playtime in between posing!

Two dogs playing together in a field
Cocker Spaniel running though a field
Two photographs of a Cocker Spaniel standing near a moss covered tree
Black and white Cocker Spaniel standing in a field of green grass

If you’d like to read more about my epic adventure in Scotland, check out the rest of the blog posts to see all of the different places and dogs that I photographed during this trip.

Would you like to have your dog photographed while on an amazing adventure? While I won’t be going back to Scotland this year, I am planning a road trip throughout the USA, so if you’d like portraits of your dog in a beautiful landscape, please get in touch!

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