Tips for bringing your dog to a photography session. Things I’ve learned that are helpful over the years!
First and foremost, ask your photographer if they are comfortable with you bringing your dog to your session.
Your photographer may not be comfortable with dogs or the location for your session may not allow them.
I’m all for bringing your dog to your session because they are family!
Bring a friend or family member.
If you are bringing your dog to your session or wedding, bring someone (friend or family) to manage/hang out with your dog.
You don’t want to worry about your dog during your session, especially if they tap out and are done with photos.
Having someone familiar to them is key to having a successful session.
Know their temperament.
These are essential questions to ask yourself when you consider bringing your dog to your session.
- How does your dog do in crowded places?
- With strangers or kids?
- Are they ok near water?
- Other dogs?
- How are they around a camera?
Always bring treats. This can help with getting them to look at the camera or refocus.
You can also bring a favorite toy or stuffed animal for them.
Making them feel comfortable can help with a successful session!
Take photos with them first.
I always get photos with them done at the beginning of the session because their behavior or willingness for photos will start to diminish as the session goes on.
I may try and get a few more photos towards the end of the session but totally depends on their mood!
I hope you found tips for bringing your dog to a photography session helpful!