How To: Pet Sessions
How to Prep for a Photo Session with Your Pet #MooreinFocusMonday
For many people, pets are furry members of the family. It comes as no surprise that they want to include their pets in their photos. Including your pets in your photo session does require a little extra preparation but it is certainly doable.
Below are a few tips to prepare you for your photo session with your pet:
Pets can get very excited when new people are around so let your pet become acquainted with your photographer beforehand.
Bring treats and toys that your pet enjoys so that you have something to use to grab their attention if necessary.
Keep a leash or harness ready, just in case. Even though your pet might be well trained, it never hurts to be prepared.
If you know that your photo session is going to take some time, give your pets the chance to take breaks, walk around and drink water. You won’t be able to force a pet to sit still if they are thirsty or agitated.
As a pet owner you probably know how perceptive your animals are to energy and emotions, so it’s important that you are relaxed when you get to your pet photo session. If you really want to keep your pets relaxed too, try and arrange your photo session in a place where your pet will feel most comfortable such as your garden or a park.
For the best results, try and work with a photographer that has previously worked with animals. This will help make the process of photographing your pets even more enjoyable.