As a photographer, I know that families come in all shapes and sizes. And there’s nothing I like better than recording memories of your unique family–every member included! If you consider your fur-babies to be part of the family, it can be tough to find a professional who offers pet-friendly family photography. But don’t worry, I’ve got you! I’m happy to make arrangements to include your fur-babies as part of your session.
Best Types of Sessions for Pet-Friendly Family Photography
Outdoor sessions are often perfect for a family photoshoot with pets. Most dogs love the great outdoors, and I know all the best parks that are both photogenic and a great place for pets to hang out. Shooting outdoors gives the whole family a fun outing, and makes it easy for pets and people to relax and take a break if needed.
Another great option for a pet-friendly family photography session is a lifestyle shoot. This type of photo session takes place in your home (yes–I’m more than happy to travel to you!) where family members and pets are most likely to feel comfortable. Surrounded by familiarity, a lifestyle session can be a low-stress way to get family and pet portraits in the comfort of your own home.
Ideas for Including Pets
Your pet’s personality will help determine the best way to include them in pictures. Do you have a cuddle bug? We can do individual portraits of family members holding their puppy or cat in their arms. Is your pet more independent? Maybe they can sit or lay next to the family as part of a group shot. Maybe your pet has a hard time sitting still. Let’s go for some action shots!
My goal for every session is to leave you with beautiful artwork of your entire family–and if that means pets included, I’m happy to oblige! Have questions or want to book your session? You can get in touch with me here–I’d love to chat!