Have you thought about including your pet in your family shoot?
A family photoshoot is an important event for your family. It captures your family exactly as it was at this moment in time.
But often there is an important member of the family missing from these pictures. Your pet.
In Britain our fur-babies are definitely part of the family so why not consider having them as part of the family photoshoot.
Obviously, some pets are better – temperament wise – for a photoshoot with dogs being the most popular additions.
But that is not to say your cat won’t pose quietly next to your guinea pig. Only you know the temperament of your pets.
There are really no limits to what pets can have their moment in the spotlight; dogs, cats, horses, goats, snakes, iguanas, dagus or tortoises.
When preparing your pet for the shoot make sure they are nicely groomed as that is not offered at the studio.
If you have little outfits for your dog or cat, remember to bring them and make sure they are comfortable wearing them. A photoshoot, with new sounds, smells and people is not the time to introduce a brand new, possibly annoying outfit. That goes double for cats.
Bring treats, familiar toys and even your pet’s favourite blanket or bed. This ensures they are surrounded by their own things which will help to keep them calm.
With dogs, take them for a long walk before the shoot as this will ensure they are calm, and a little sleepy.
If your pets – be they puppy, horse or goat – are nervous or anxious then it is always better to let the photographer know. Forewarned is forearmed.
If you would like to discuss having a pet photoshoot or including your fur-baby into your family shoot then contact the staff at Imagine Portraits and we will do all we can to help.