How to host a photoshoot for your furry friend

Are you looking to update your Facebook profile photo, upload a photo to fit your Instagram aesthetic, or even take some beautiful shots of your furry friend to put frame and display for everyone to see? We get it, getting the PERFECT photo of your dog can be hard, but we are here to help.

What are some important things to keep in mind for a dog photoshoot?

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  1. Location, location, LOCATION! If you couldn’t tell, location is key – choose a place that your dog is comfortable in and that has good lighting. There are many places around LA that have great walls as backgrounds, amazing parks to set up a picnic at and take photos, restaurants, etc.
  2. Get some props and accessories: Bring some pillows, a blanket, dog clothes and even bandanas. You could find the perfect spot and have a lot of inspiration but if you don’t have the correct props, your vision may not come to life. This step isn’t necessary but it can add an extra element of fun to your photos.
  3. Be prepared: We can’t stress this enough, make sure you have plenty of treats, and possibly toys, on hand to keep your dog motivated during the shoot.
  4. Have patience: Some dogs may need a little time to warm up to the camera, so be patient and try not to force the issue. The more patient you are, the better the photos will come out. You want to make sure both you and your furry friend are relaxed  and having fun, try to capture their personality!
  5. Take lots of pictures: I know this one seems like a no-brainer, but sometimes one shot isn’t enough. If you’re tired of snapping photos and want to model with your dog, anglel your phone and start recording. You can always screenshot your favorite poses.

 

What are some dog photoshoot ideas to do?

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Photo Credit: Sarah Deremer

Some dog photoshoot ideas include taking photos in a dog park or dog-friendly hiking trail, incorporating dog toys and treats into your shots, or even doing a themed shoot with costumes or other props. Whether you’re looking for professional portraits of your dog or just some fun snaps to remember an outing together, a dog photoshoot is the perfect way to capture all the joy and love that comes with having a canine companion. So grab your camera, get outside, and have some fun with your favorite furry friend!


How to do a photoshoot for my dog's birthday?

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You can start by considering the ideal location for the photoshoot. Ideally, you want to choose a place that your dog is comfortable in and that has good lighting. You may also want to think about bringing in dog-friendly props or themes into your photos, like dog toys or costumes. Once you have everything ready, simply be patient and persistent when taking pictures, and try not to force your dog if they are hesitant or not paying attention. With some time, effort, and creativity, you should be able to capture lots of great shots of your dog on their birthday!

 

How to do a dog photoshoot at home? 


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For a home photoshoot, start by choosing a location that is comfortable and well-lit. This could be your living room, backyard, or any other space where your dog feels relaxed and safe. You may also want to consider getting some dog-themed props or decorations to make the shoot more fun and interesting. Additionally, having plenty of treats on hand can help keep your dog motivated during the shoot and ensure that you get lots of great shots. With these tips in mind, you should be able to plan and execute a successful dog photoshoot right at home.

 

How to do a dog photoshoot with the owner?

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Photo Credit: Sarah Deremer

Just as we've mentioned before, start by selecting a location and setting that both you and your dog feel comfortable in. This could be your backyard, a dog park, or any other space where your dog feels at ease. Having plenty of treats on hand can help keep your dog engaged and motivated during the shoot. You may want to bring a tripod, whether it be for your phone or camera. One of the best hacks is recording your entire photoshoot and screenshotting the poses you love most. With these tips in mind, you should be able to plan and execute a successful dog photoshoot with the owner that captures all the love and joy of sharing your home with a canine companion!

 

How do I get my dog to smile for pictures? 

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Think of all the places that would be the best for a background, but choose the one that you know your dog  would LOVE! You may also want to consider bringing their favorite toys or snacks, those can help keep your dog engaged and motivated during the shoot. Once you're ready, let the photoshoot begin and snap away!

 

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