Dog Photo Session in Albuquerque
Your Photoshoot for You and Your Dog
Dogs have a special place in our hearts. They take all of the love in their hearts and give it out freely. Their special bond with you makes them a part of your family. As life passes by, quickly and before we know it, our beloved pets have grown up! Make sure to commemorate their life, their love, and their special bond in a photo session. As a pet photographer in Albuquerque I want to make sure that your love for each other is captured! For your dog’s photos a little preparation is key to a successful photo session.
Preparing your fur baby for their session. Make sure your dog is just a tiny bit worn out and relaxed. Give them a walk beforehand, a nice long relaxing walk. Your dog should be fed and not thirsty. Bring water with you to your dog’s photo session. You know your dog best.
Avoid over stimulating. Dogs are very sensitive to change. New noises, flashes, new smells can overstimulate an animal. Your goal is a relaxed dog. Don’t play rough wild games with your dog- this will lead to over stimulation.
Make sure your photographer takes time get to know your dog. Most dogs are protective even if they are friendly. If a dog feels scared it may react in a new way. Hire someone who takes time to greet and gets to know your pet. Your photographer will be able to capture your pet’s true personality.
Warn your photographer about aggressive, anxious, or nervous pets. Make the best choice for a photo session. If your dog cannot sit peacefully in a new place with new people then make sure to let your photographer know. A scared dog is a dangerous dog. If needed the photo session can be rescheduled. Not every dog is the right dog for a portrait session.
Stay calm yourself. If you are nervous or anxious your pet will sense the change and it will react negatively.
Hire someone with experience. Your friend might be a terrific photographer but take time to look over their portfolio. Do they have any dog experience? Do they have a variety of people and locations? Would you be happy if you received the photos you see? Remember a photographer’s portfolio is usually their best work, if you aren’t impressed then move on!
Do not expect perfectly posed pictures. A dog is not a prop! The best photos will be you interacting with your pet. Your portraits should highlight your relationship and your animal. How do the two of you interact with each other? Do not expect to be able to control everything about your pet. Are you only going to be happy if your dog is facing the camera or is more natural photo of the two of you preferable? Dogs cannot be perfectly controlled.
If you are bringing multiple dogs to a photoshoot and they do not get along at home do not expect them to get along at a photo session! Bring a long a friend or family member who can hold the leash of one of the dogs. Expect to do individual portraits instead of a group photo.
Think carefully about your dog photographer. Does your dog hate men? Then do not hire a male photographer. Or does your dog explode at the sight of a stranger? Hire an experienced friend. Make sure to keep in mind your dog’s personality when booking a photographer.
Combing a family session with the family pet. Are you expecting to only do one or two shots with your dog? Then bring along a friend helper to hold the leash when the dog is not going to be part of your portraits.
Relax and have fun! A photoshoot with your doggie best friend can be amazing! Don’t be afraid to bring along the whole family, including your fur babies. A photoshoot in Albuquerque with dogs can be the best kind of photoshoot! Just relax and let your pet photographer do what they do best! Anna Cummings Photography is excited and ready to meet you and your dog fur baby. Schedule your session today!