Meet Hank, the cutest puppy we’ve photographed here at the studio recently. As you can see, Hank is all puppy and full of attitude, with those big beautiful eyes you can’t help but fall instantly in love with, even as he is being super mischievous.
Hank’s human has been a long time client and friend. Every year she and Evin come up with the most beautiful ideas for pet photography portraits, albums and holiday cards. Sadly earlier this year her beloved Darby passed away, leaving Samantha as an only fur child. Through many tears they decided the best way to honor Darby was to adopt another sibling for Samantha.
So this photo session was a celebration of life. Set out capturing all it means to be in that moment of puppyhood, because before you know it they are all grown up. So Hank got to be his adorable silly self, no rules, just having fun in the studio playing. Pet photography is just like photographing anyone else, you have to let that inner personality shine through, making the portrait about the individual. That being the case here are some helpful rules for photographing puppies that you’ll want to keep in mind:
- Select a photographer who has plenty of experience photographing animals and truly likes them. Animals can sense when someone is nervous or scared and that can affect how they react. Photographing for Pet Talk Magazine for over 10 years, Evin has encountered almost every animal imaginable and has loved every moment.
- Pick a time of day that is usually your pet’s most happy time (avoid times they would normally be napping or eating)
- Bring treats but wait until after the photo session has ended before giving them, dogs tend to salivate after a snack (drool is not usually the look a human wants for their fur baby)
- Please bring their favorite toy or lovey, having some of the personal items in the photo can make it that much more personal, it also helps our assistants to play with them by using toys we know they already love.
- Outfits can be cute if your pet likes them, but if outfits make them sad and they look miserable in the photo then no one will enjoy that.
- Meet with Evin one on one to plan out this once in lifetime portrait! Consultations are always free and they give you the time to really come up with some beautiful ideas with Evin. Call 713-524-0199 to schedule your meeting and feel free to bring your fur baby to check out our studio as well.
- Relax and have fun! Your fur baby can sense your tension, so sit back and enjoy watching Evin and his team work their pet photography magic!