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You’re ready to bring your dog to your engagement session. But you’re not totally sure if it’s manageable. I’m always up for a canine “on set” but I have a few words of wisdom I always share with my couples to make the shoot successful. And to keep your dog – and you – happy. These tips will ensure you have wonderful photographic memories of this stage of your lives, with your fur baby, for years to come.
Nothing helps a dog behave like…bribery!
Do this if your dog needs to be on a leash during the shoot, either for his or her rambunctious, free-spirited behavior or the rules of the location we’re taking photos. You want your dog to look his or her best!
I hate the thought of the dog waiting in the car and having to tie your dog up in hopes he or she cooperates while we wander and take more photos becomes cumbersome. The best bet is to either bring a friend to hold your dog during the shoot or have a friend take the dog after the beginning 15 minutes of the shoot, or bring your dog towards the end of it. Luckily, good friends are usually payable in beer and pizza.
If your dog sheds, a lint roller will surely come in handy to get his or her fur off your engagement session outfits. 😉
Because dogs can’t really tell us if they’re thirsty, they just pant. And I like when dogs are happy and hydrated, just like humans!
These five tips are sure to help make your shoot, with your pup, successful. Have an idea I didn’t think of? Definitely let me know in the comments, below.
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