Even though they are cute and (maybe) cuddly at home, pets are literally their own animal, so it’s important to plan ahead to avoid derailing your session and ensure everyone has a great time.
Quick Tips to A Smooth Senior Photo Session With Pets
After shooting senior pictures with dogs, cats, raccoons, rabbits, birds, snakes, and yes, probably the stray pterodactyl, there are several tricks we’ve discovered that help the session run smoothly.
Bring a Helping Hand
Always have another person along to handle the pet - preferably someone your pet is already familiar with so they feel comfortable and relaxed.
Have the pet arrive at the location before photos to get them acclimated to their new surroundings. This also helps them to relax and reduces skittish behavior.
Keep Your Pet Happy, Engaged, and Focused
Bring treats, a favorite toy, drinking water, etc to help keep your friend refreshed and well-behaved.
Pets Are Fashionable, Too
To keep your pet looking their best, get a new, stylish leash and/or collar. This goes a long way to make sure your pet can look like they’re intentionally part of the session.
Also, we always recommend that you find some fun accessories that tie your pet into the outfit, such as a bandana, ties, dog shirt, or bow.
Don’t Forget About Yourself
It’s easy to get caught up in thinking about the logistics for your pet - but don’t forget about yourself! Be sure to bring a lint roller along to pick up any fir that will likely get transferred to your clothes!
Let’s Start Planning Today
Get an idea better idea of what your senior session will be like when you bring along your pet! Schedule your style consultation today and we’ll talk over more specific details about you and your session.