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Why Should You Get Family Pet Photography?

we-are-familyIt isn’t hard to think back and remember all of the pets I’ve had throughout my life.

They’ve all provided amazing memories, wonderful laughs, and I’m happy they were part of my life for a time. And I know I’m not alone.

There are many families, possibly including your own, that have adopted pets and they are just as much of your family as any other member.

When it comes time to get photos taken, family pet photography is a gorgeous idea, helping you include your pets and create stunning shots.

2 Reasons to Get Family Pet Photography

Why are pets great for family photography? Let’s take a look.

  1. Family Pet Photography Provides Gorgeous Photos

When you include pets in your photographs, you will get some absolutely stunning images. You’ll simply love sharing them with friends and family, and hanging them in your home.

Everyone is significantly more relaxed when they get to be around their favourite animal, which can help make your photography session easy going and laid back. The time will fly by as you and your family have a grand time laughing and making memories. 

  1. Children Are More Receptive to Photography with Their Pets

It can be hard to open up children to family photographs, but when you get family pet photography, they will be more receptive.

They will get to play with their favourite pet, laugh, and run, with huge smiles on their faces consistently. Catching those cheeky grins and big belly laughs really creates something beautiful and magical. 

What Type of Pet Can You Photograph?

There really isn’t a limit to the type of pets you can include in your family photos – let’s take a quick look! 

  1. Dogs Are Excellent Photo Partners

A great way to get your children laughing and having a wonderful time is to bring along your family dog. Dogs are great fun, and they always end up doing something that makes everyone laugh.

Your children will love having their favourite puppy along, and you’ll love the photos that come out of that session. 

  1. Cats Can Work Perfectly, Too

If you aren’t a dog person, never fear. You don’t have to have a dog in your family photos! In fact, if you’re more of a cat person, you can include them in your portraits instead.

Cats can be a bit trickier to photograph than dogs, but it is completely possible. The photos can either be taken in your home where the cat is more comfortable or outside if your cat is very well trained. 

  1. Any Pet Your Family Adores Can be in Your Photos

The great thing about family pet photography is that any pet can work in a photo. It doesn’t matter if you have snakes, rats, trained birds, or some other animal – include them! 

Get Excellent Family Photography, Today!

There are several excellent tips for photographing different animals, and I can help you with a few as well to ensure you get the best from your furry, scaly, or feathery friend.

Do you want to include pets in your family photography? Then wait no longer! Contact me and we can set up a wonderful, fun session for you and your entire family, today.

Talk soon,
Margherita :)

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Sept19Pet photography is a great way to get gorgeous family photographs that everyone will love. It is a perfect way to get everyone to relax while you are getting photographs taken, with zero fake smiles! When you bring along your pets, you will even notice that reluctant teenagers are more willing to get their portraits taken if their favourite pet is with them. I am going to take a quick look at how you can get gorgeous family photographs with pets to create the best memories for you and your family for years to come!

You Can Bring Any Pet

When it comes to getting photographs with your pets, many people assume you can only get photographs with dogs. However, I love taking photographs of all different types of pets. I had one client who brought his pet rats with him to the shoot and I was able to get some simply stunning photos of him with the rats. It was quite fun carrying around the rat cage and taking these gorgeous photos. In fact, my client called me a few years later and said that he appreciated the photographs because both of his pet rats passed away. The photographs were a great way to remember them. Having your favourite pet, no matter what it is, is a great way to have the best, most relaxed photograph session while creating wonderful, long-lasting memories. 

Photograph Cats in Your Own Home

Cats are some of the hardest pets to photograph. Unless they are well trained, you can’t take them out to a park or the beach. Instead, I always suggest getting gorgeous family photographs with you cats at your home. I can capture some stunning and fun images while you are able to relax in the comfort of your own home. However, if your cat is well trained, I will gladly take photographs of them wherever you’d like to go. 

Let Your Dogs Run and Play Before the Photographs

Of course, dogs are the easiest and most popular pets to have in your family photographs. I always suggest that young, energetic dogs should have time to run around and play before the session. This will help to keep the session stress-free. A great way to do this is to get to the location a bit before the session starts to let your dog run and play. This will help you get gorgeous family photographs because your dog will be more willing to sit still for a photograph and not want to chase and play with everything it sees.

Do you want to get gorgeous family photographs with your favourite pets? Then call and we can chat about your session! Let me know which pet(s) you would like to get photographs of and with, and we can arrange the perfect location and time. This is a great way to capture long-lasting memories, keeping the memory of your adorable pets alive for you to pass down generation to generation. Call me today, and we can work out something absolutely amazing.

Talk soon,

Margherita :)

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love of petsFamily portraits are an incredible opportunity to get your whole family together and have fun laughing and relaxing. One of the most amazing ways to make this a fun time for everyone is to bring your family pet, especially if it is a dog. Including dogs in your family portraits is an excellent way to help your entire family relax. I can capture some of the most natural reactions such as your children laughing with the dog and you smiling as you hug and pat your dear pooch. This is such a wonderful idea :)  That’s a great idea to include your dogs in your family portraits.

Why Should You Have Your Dogs In Your Family Portraits?

It is quite simple; you will be able to capture your family in an incredibly relaxed state, while also getting an opportunity to take a photograph with your dogs. I truly believe that dogs are one of the most important parts of our families; they are our friends, furry babies, and allies. There is nothing quite so loyal as a pup. I’ve captured several clients with their dogs, including one family who had a gorgeous, older three-legged dog. The family was able to take a great series of photographs with their dog Elvis, and later the family told me just how important those photographs were to them. Sadly, Elvis passed away shortly after the photographs, but the family had great photos with him, and these photos helped them to remember him and remember all of the fun times they had with this dear dog. 

In fact, I wish that I had included my sweet 12-year-old Dobermann in my family portraits before he passed away. I have several stunning photographs of him by himself and great photographs with my children, but I do not have any including him with all of us. This is something I know many families will realize they wish they had when their dear friend and family member passes, making it incredibly important to include your dogs in your family portraits.

Dogs In Your Family PortraitsTip: Bring Your Dog Early

Now that you can see how important it can be to include your dogs in your family portraits, you might be wondering how to calm them down for the portraits. One great suggestion I always give to my clients is to get to the location well before the session, and give your dog the opportunity to run all around. This allows your dog to sniff new things, and get their general excitement out of their system before the portraits start. Once I get there, the dogs will be calm and give us the ability to take some stunning photographs of you and your family with your dog or dogs. 

In Closing

If you have a beloved family pooch that you would love to include in your family portraits, contact me and we can chat about amazing locations for your family. We could go to a local park or even a beach. I will be happy to give you other pointers for working with your dog and getting some of the best family photographs for you.

Talk soon,

Margherita :)

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