Pet photography sessions are just that. Pet photography sessions. The focus is and always will be on your pet first. My main goal of a session is to capture images of your pet that you love and images that express your pet's personality.
Many of my clients are happy to be included in the images too and many others do not want to be in them at all.
Either of these options is fine. I'm happy to include you if you want but I'm just as happy to leave you out of them if you prefer it.
The choice is up to you.
That being said the following are 3 reasons why I will always encourage a pet parent to jump in for a photo or two.
Racing around the green grass he sniffed excitedly at every new spot. Every new branch, bench and tree was a wonder to behold. A secret garden full of tantalising scents and smells that told the stories of everyone who had come here before him.
This was his first visit to this place and he couldn't contain his excitement. It was whippet sharp and undeniable. He needed to be free, he needed to explore, he needed to sniff...
This is the typical beginning of a pet photography session. You're dog's excitement and joy are where it all begins.
You've changed his routine. You've taken him to a new place, with new sights, new sounds and best of all... new smells.
The world is his oyster and he wants to roam!
Then… How do I control him? How do I get him to behave? How do I get any photos if he's constantly moving?
These are all the questions I typically get asked when I tell people I'm a pet photographer.
And do you want to know the secret answer...
Worried that your dog will never sit still long enough to have professional pet photos taken? I get it. This is a top client concern.
Every time you go to take a photo of your dog or cat, they move, don't they? One second they are looking their utmost cutest, their little eyes brimming with love and adorableness so you reach for you camera. You raise it up high, tap the phone to focus and just as you hover your finger over the shutter.... BAM! They move!
Suddenly that extremely cute pose you wanted to remember forever has been replaced with the back of their head as they turn away from you. Or, even worse, their butt as they move away from you!
It never fails - every time you go to take a cute photo they move. It's like they instinctively know that that's what you're trying to do and they are determined to thwart you at every turn.
Often times the most confusing part for my clients is picking the right session type. They've already decided that they want to invest in beautiful, commemorative images of their pet but now they need to decide what session type will get them the results they want.
That's why I've decided to compile this post that breaks down, in detail, what each session I offer entails. That way you know what you can expect and which one would suit what you ultimately want to get out of your session.
For the majority of my clients, when they come to me for pet photography, it’s the first time they have had professional photos taken of their pet.
They aren't sure what to expect or how the whole process works. They have many questions but often aren't sure what to ask and what they need to be on the lookout for.
Because of this I've decided to compile a list of the Top 7 Questions You Should Ask Your Pet Photographer Before You Hire Them. These questions should give you a basic understanding of some things to look out for and know before you hire your photographer.
Newborn photographers are some special kind of ninja baby whisperer's.
They seem to know just what to do to soothe the baby while still getting those awww inducing photos. They know how to handle your baby with the utmost tenderness and skill and are definitely the niche photographer I would suggest if you've just had a baby and want professional photos.
You may be wondering why I'm talking about newborns and babies on a pet photography blog... Well... click the link to read more