Friday, June 4, 2010

A visit to the PepsiCo Playground, I mean, Gardens!

This past weekend, I had the pleasure of working with a black lab named Molly. Molly is a 5 year old sweetheart who not only has the looks, but the brains as well ;) Her Mom wanted to get some photographs of her to show the world just how fantastic a pup she's got.

To add to the excitement of the shoot, I got to leave the buzzing city and photograph Molly against the background of the PepsiCo gardens. These gardens, surrounding the PepsiCo Headquarters, cover 168 acres of land. Within the gardens are enormous sculptures including ones done by Henry Moore and Alexander Calder. The day of the shoot the sky was perfectly clear, the birds were chirping and the breeze was warm.

We started off in Molly's beautiful condo where I got to see that little "thing" she does that makes her Mom melt. Molly has been in love with this "blankie" since she was a tiny little pup. She picks it up and makes herself a little bed! Is there anything cuter than those puppy eyes?!

The bond these two share is amazing. Nose kisses are the best without a doubt!

Once we got to PepsiCo, Molly knew it was time to show off her stuff! But that means some very deserving water breaks.

The greenery in the gardens was outrageous. I couldn't get over how lush and soft everything looked. Maybe I've been surrounded by the concrete city too long? It still sure makes you appreciate the fresh air and great outdoors even more!

I had such a great time photographing Molly and her Mom!


  1. That first shot of Molly is priceless! Love :)

  2. Lovely photos of Molly - and what a beautiful girl. Do love black Labs :-)


  3. I love the photo with the water bottle- adorable. :)

  4. You do beautiful work Rachel. I love that first shot on the couch!