Allow your animal to be themselves during the shoot. Try to avoid excessively correcting your dog or horse, which can tense them up.
I take a relaxed approach to photoshoots, I’m not in any rush to get the shots I need. I’m as interested in the safety and well-being of your pet as I am getting that shot that’s going to make your jaw drop.
Avoid the usage of large, bulky collars, loud colored leashes, extra long collar straps or harnesses.
I’ve found that the more “equipment” we see on the animal the more it takes away from the image. A flat collar, martingale or snugly fit e-collar make for the best photos (and some slightly easier editing).
Bring whatever motivates your animal to show their personality, whether it be a favorite ball, stuffy, small treat, laser pointer, etc.
If your pet is best known for just smelling the flowers or lounging in the sun… be silly, it’s okay… I don’t judge.
Remember to stand directly behind me, unless otherwise directed. Your animal loves you, not the stranger holding the camera… make your relationship work for us.
Let me know the day of the shoot if there are any particular shots that you would like (action, posed, breed specific) and I will do my best to capture those.
Also, please review my galleries to determine if there are any editing styles that you definitely like or definitely don’t like. I typically diversify my edits with a mix of color, black & white, selective color, sepia, HDR (pictured on the right), but I’m always willing to revert any image back to a color only photo