As a pet photographer I hear so many pet owners tell me they would love to do a photo session but their dog won't_______ you fill in the blank.
My dog won't sit.
My dog can not be off leash.
My dog is hyper.
My dog is lazy.
My dog won't look at the camera.
Ok... I get it!!! Not only am I a dog photographer, but I have a dog. We have an Alaskan Malamute. Guess what, He won't sit, he won't look at a camera, he can not be off leash and he's lazy. I get it!!! My dog covers everyone of those and more (I'm just not going to bore you with all that my dog won't do!!!).
Here's the secret.... I doesn't matter. If you are willing to let me spend the time with your pet, get to know them and work together..... you maybe surprised what we as a team can accomplish!
I'm going to give you examples of dogs that I have photographed and the ones that don't "make the cut" and show you what always happens when I do a photoshoot.
Here is the perfect example of what most photos look like when I get home! Seriously! 95% of my photos look like this or a big blur. Getting your dog to sit and pose is like getting a toddler to sit and pose. It may happen, more than likely they are going to want to play or eat.
Most dogs can not be off leash. Teddy was in his backyard. This is actually one of my favorite things to do. Meet you at your house or a park that you and your dog go to often. When they are comfortable, it allows us to bond and capture some great moments.
Here's sweet little Izzy! Perfect example of a dog that has to be on a leash. This photo was taken while her mom was on a cruise and my son, Colby and I were walking her. I went inside to grab my camera and snapped some photos of her. Colby is walking her and I simply edit him and the leash out.
I hope this helps! We love our babies and I totally understand this. My number one concern while being on a photoshoot is safety and then fun. If your baby is safe, then let the fun come naturally. Timeless portraits that capture who your pup is when they are just with you, is what I'm looking for.
As a team, it will take time, but together, we will be able to create memories you will always have.