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Pet Photography Project 52, Week 38: The Eyes Have It

“When I look into the eyes of an animal, I do not see an animal. I see a living being. I see a friend. I feel a soul,” said Anthony Douglas Williams. Pet photographers, particularly, know how true this statement is. When it comes to capturing the heart and soul of any animal, the eyes Read More

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Q&A: What Makes a Good Space for a Backyard Session?

A backyard session is especially good for dogs who can’t leave their home due to health issues or who may be very fearful in new situations or locations, but how do you know if your yard is suitable for your pet’s session? There are a few elements to look for and considerations to keep in mind before asking Read More

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5 Tips for Choosing a Session Location

The initial anxieties that may race through your mind after booking your pet photography session can become overwhelming quickly. “There’s no way my dog will sit still for photos! He can’t be off a leash! And he certainly hasn’t mastered many commands.” “What am I going to wear?! I’m not sure I even want to be in photos!” Read More

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5 Reasons to Book a Mini Session for Your Pet

You may be wondering, “Is a mini session right for my pet? Why would I want to book one?” If you’re uncertain whether a mini session is the right choice for you, here are my top five reasons why you may want to consider booking a mini session for your pet. 1. It’s convenient and quick. Read More

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3 Tips for a Winning Calendar Contest Pet Photo

The first ever FurKid Rescue 2018 calendar contest opened on Mar. 1 and already we’ve seen some of the sweetest, slobbery-est (is that a word?), and silly submissions! If you haven’t entered yet, what are you waiting for? If it’s the purrfect photo of your pet, we’ve got you covered with these three tips that will help Read More

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Client Concerns – Part 3: But My Dog Can’t Be Off-Leash

One of the very first things my clients notice when they look at my website or gallery is that very few, if any, of the dogs I photograph are on leashes. The next comment I almost always hear is that there’s no way their dog would ever cooperate off a leash (and therefore is not a good Read More

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Client Concerns – Part 2: But My Dog is an Obedience School Dropout

I have a confession to make: I (well, not-so-secretly-anymore) love it when potential clients are on the fence about investing in professional pet photography, usually because they don’t believe their dog will ever behave well enough, long enough, at all, etc. for me to get good photos. What I love even more: proving them wrong. Read More

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Client Concerns – Part 1: But My Dog Won’t Sit Still

I hear it all the time. I’d say it’s probably the most common response I hear when I tell people I photograph dogs. This week alone, I’ve heard it three times: “Oh, I’d love to have photos of (insert dog’s name here), but my dog would never sit still.” Well, I’ve got four words for Read More

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5 Tips to Prepare Your Dog for His Session

Much like people, some dogs may express nervous energy when they arrive to their session. Just as you may not know what to expect, neither does your pet. He may be in an unfamiliar location with an unfamiliar person asking him to pose, stay, calling his name, and making strange noises to catch his attention. Add Read More

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5 Tips to Prepare You for Your Dog’s Session

If you’re investing in dog photography for the first time, knowing what to expect from your pet’s session and exactly how to best prepare for it can leave you feeling excited, optimistic…and perhaps a little uncertain. Maybe you don’t know anyone who’s had professional pet photos taken and you’re not sure how it all works. Read More