Omica Meinen is a photographer based in the Netherlands with a particular talent for capturing the joyfulness, character, and beauty of our canine friends. Part of her secret for getting such gorgeous photos is in the timing: She schedules her photoshoots for the golden hour — that magical time just after sunrise or just before sunset when the light from the sun is a little bit more red and a little bit softer, and you can feel a sense of wonder and possibility that matches the playfulness and vivacity of our canine companions. She’s also, it ought to be said, an incredibly gifted photographer, with a knack for bringing out the features and the expressiveness that make each of her subjects special. Here are 14 of her beautiful photos, and you can find more of her work on Instagram.
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