It was a straight forward brief by the lovely people over at Approach PR, go out and photograph a lady who was doing a testimonial for one of their clients.
Normally these types of jobs throw up all sorts of problems, bad weather, hard to find places, people not expecting you or even not wanting to do what you have turn up for.
So this one was winning hands down, found the house, the weather was great, the lady was lovely and happy to do what was needed. A quick sit down and a chat, get introduced to the 5 dogs and the parrot, and then outside to do the shoot.
We needed to do the shoot with the lady stood by her car, which she had parked in the paddock to give us more room. Also in the paddock were 2 donkeys, 2 goats and a number of geese, most of which were very friendly and wander over for a look.
I started to do what I do, when I felt a number of things all at once, a tugging at my knee, a prodding on my bum and to finish off a shove in the back. Looking down I could see one of the goats trying to eat my knee, while it mate was sticking it horn, where horns don’t go, behind me the donkey gave me another great shove in the shoulder blades.
At this point there was a loud shout from the lady, who point out that the second donkey had taken a fancy to my camera bag and was swinging it about with some force.
After rescuing my camera bag we continued the shoot, with only the occasional nibble, butt and shove.