Pet Photographer in Albuquerque
Pets can be our best friends, our babies, our family! Your family pet is such a special part of your lives. You’ve been with them for all this time and they hold such an important part of your life. Unfortunately, sometimes life flies by way to fast, and we don’t cherish every moment like we want to. Take a moment today and love on your pet, you both deserve it. Take the time to capture the love and bond between you and your pet with professional photos in Albuquerque. A photo session with your pet is possible, it just takes a little bit of thought, care, and the right photographer.
Comfort is a priority. For pet photos here in Albuquerque, you will want your pet to be comfortable. If you are doing a photo shoot with a dog, give them a walk beforehand, a nice long relaxing walk. Make sure your pet is fed beforehand. In Albuquerque it can get hot quickly, which can drain your pet’s energy. Be prepared with water. You know your pet best.
Avoid over stimulating. Constant noise and flashes can overstimulate an animal. Your goal is a relaxed animal. Don’t play rough wild games with your pet- this will lead to over stimulation.
Warn your photographer. Don’t show up with a giant boa or a small kitten without telling your photographer before time. Your photographer may want to research the best way to capture your pet’s character. A photo shoot with a kitten is very different from a photoshoot with a bearded lizard!
Make sure your photographer takes time get to know your pet. A stranger can be very frightening to even the friendliest of pets. Hire a pet photographer who takes time to greet and gets to know your pet. Your photographer will be able to capture your pet’s true personality.
Stay calm yourself. If you are nervous or anxious your pet will sense the change and it will react negatively. Take some time to just relax with your pet. Your bond and love with show when you are both relaxed.
Hire someone with experience. Someone who is a photography hobbyist might be a terrific photographer but take time to look over their portfolio. Do they have any pet 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 pet 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 put your pet in danger. Putting your pet in a risky location, with other animals who may react unpredictably, or non-secure handling can be dangerous. If you would never put your pets together beforehand, then don’t do it for a photo session. Then do not put a prey animal (small rodent, bird, rabbit) with a predator (cat, dog etc.). You never know how an anxious or excited pet may react. If your pet does not have perfect recall do not leave them off their leash. Do you want to take your indoor cat out to the neighborhood park? You never know when your pet might react erratically. A normally calm cat may dash out of your arms and be lost.
Have patience and have fun! Your perfect photo of you and your pet might take time. You’ll want to have enough time to have a relaxed and fun session without worrying about a time crunch. Just relax and let your photographer do what they do best! Anna Cummings Photography is ready to meet you and your pet family members. Schedule your session today!