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Tips for Bringing Your Dog To Your Family Photo Session | Session Tips

Tips for Bringing your Dog to your Photo Session | Session Tips | Family Photography Team

We LOVE dogs! We know that dogs are special to you and your family and for most of you, your puppies were your first babies. They’re just as much a part of your family as anyone else is! It’s so special when you get to capture your dog in your images with you and we want to help you achieve that! We know there are so many reasons why it might be hard to do that, but we want to give you some tips for Bringing your Dog to your Photo Session to make that time a little easier on you!

Tips for Bringing your Dog to your Photo Session | Session Tips | Family Photography Team


Our first and BIGGEST tip we can give is to bring treats. Rewards are the BEST way to keep a dog engaged in your session! Our associates will hold the treats to keep their attention as well, but keeping treats on hand and ready to give to your dog will help them listen and keep them engaged in the session! Even if it’s just for 5 minutes!


When we’re talking about rewarding your dog, another way to help them learn is to practice at home. Even if it’s just having them sit for 30 seconds, get them to practice so that they can be used to sitting still for your session. We want to make sure that just like everyone else, your dog is looking at the camera too! Practicing will help that happen, especially practicing with a reward!


The last thing I’ll say is celebrate when your dog does a good job. Just like you would a kid, clap and get excited for them! Dogs love when you respond to their good behavior and that will help them continue to cooperate in the session!

Our associates do our best to help you out whenever we can. I’ve been to sessions before when dogs lay on the ground because they don’t want to cooperate. We will try our best to get them to cooperate but sometimes they just don’t want to. Either way, we’ll make sure we get a couple images of your family with your dog! 

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