Dogs have such an important place in our lives, they deserve to be photographed. Young or old, rescues and pure breeds - equally special.
We all take snaps of our pets on our phones, but not many have beautiful, quality photos they could frame and display in their home.
Never had your dog photographed?
Capturing their wonderful personalities is a lot of fun, but can be challenging, too!
The better your dog's training, the easier it will be to get them into the right pose, though it's often their unexpected and cheeky behaviours that make for the best photos.
The main thing is to let them have some fun, and allow them to guide the shoot. Be sure to bring their favourite treats and toys. We want your dog to enjoy being photographed!
Studio style or outdoors?
There are options when it comes to the style of photos you can have. We can head outside for a fun walk, this could be in your local area or we can travel further afield. Spring and autumn are particularly good seasons for this, with abundance of colours and textures around (either from flowers or leaves). That being said, any time is a good time and stunning photo opportunities are waiting around every corner.
Studio photos are much cleaner in style, and my portable set up allows me to bring the studio to the comfort of your home. We can choose backdrops and props that will look good and match your dog's character.
Of course you don't have to choose one style over the other, we can easily do both in one session to give you a variety of images to choose from.
Posing with your dog
Booking a session for your dog doesn't mean you can't be included! Having photos of you with your dog is important too, so don't hide behind the camera this time. These images will become much treasured keepsakes and something you'll enjoy looking back on in the future.
If your dog is young and energetic, it might help to have an extra person on hand to help get their attention. If they're older and low energy, make sure they don't get too much exercise before the session, or they'll just fall asleep!
Clean, shiny coat will look beautiful, and collars photograph better than harnesses.
If you're not sure what to wear, try and match the colour tone of your clothes with your dog's coat. It doesn't have to be exactly the same, but similar tones will look good together. So, if your dog is black, consider dark clothing, if it's light brown any combination of beige, brown and cream will look great. You get the idea!
If you're still not sure if you want to book a photo session for you and your dog, give me a call and we can talk it through.
Sadly our pets won't be with us forever, so preserving their memory in photos is a lovely way of keeping them in our lives.