Top 5 Prep Tips - Ottawa Pet Photographer

Top 5 preparation tips for your next pet photography session.

Beth Photography - Pet Photographer - Servicing the Ottawa, Cornwall area.

1. Wardrobe

Dress to feel comfortable!  Coordinating looks best and timeless. This doesn't mean everyone has to wear the same thing, but the style and colour palette should coordinate.  I recommend clothing that has colour.  Black clothing, while it can be flattering, will show a lot of pet hair.  

Avoid busy patterns and logos, solid colors are best.  A significant amount of bare skin should be avoided (i.e. V-neck line, short shorts, mini-skirts and tank tops) as it usually draws attention to that area in the picture.  Headbands and other accessories can help create different looks but avoid hats as they may cast shadows on your face.  Don't forget your feet! 

Pet's Wardrobe: 

Keeping things simple is always the best route to having timeless images, but if you have a special collar or piece of clothing you’d love to have your pet wear, we can definitely include it in the session.

2. Walks

A short walk before the session is a great idea to release energy and to help your pet relax faster during the session.

3. Grooming

I always suggest a good brushing before the session and a good eye cleaning. If you regularly groom your pet, please schedule the appointment as close to the session as possible.

4. Treats

I will bring my favorite treats Crumps' Naturals Chicken morsels to use during the session but I recommend bringing your pet’s favorite treat as well.

5. Horses - Tacking and Grooming:

Unless you desire imagery of the grooming process, I’ll ask that all grooming and tacking be completed before the session.

Beth Photography - Pet Photographer - Servicing the Ottawa, Cornwall area.
Beth Photography - Pet Photographer - Servicing the Ottawa, Cornwall area.

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