Hello, fellow pet-loving families of Brisbane!

If your four-legged friends are a vital part of your family, why not include them in your next family photo session?

Capturing your entire clan, furry members and all, can result in heartwarming and memorable moments. However, getting your pets to cooperate can be a bit of a challenge. But don’t fret! In this blog post, I’ve got you covered with five essential tips to ensure your pet-friendly family photo session goes off without a hitch.

1. Plan Ahead for Pet-Ready Behavior

Timing is everything. Schedule the photo session when your pets are at their calmest. A pre-session playtime or a brisk walk can help them burn off excess energy, making them more cooperative during the shoot.

2. Positive Reinforcement: Treats and Praise

To encourage your pets to be their best selves during the session, bring treats along and get ready to give lots of positive reinforcement. Have a dedicated treat dispenser or a helper with a treat bag to reward good behaviour.

3. Keep Calm and Carry On

Stay relaxed and positive during the photo session. Pets can pick up on their owner’s emotions, so if you’re stressed, they might become anxious as well. Keep the mood light and fun!

4. Location Matters: Pet Comfort is Key

When choosing the location for your family photo session, consider your pets’ comfort and safety. Opt for a place where they can roam freely without stress. Parks, open fields, or pet-friendly beaches are excellent options. Always follow local regulations regarding leashes or off-leash areas. You can check out my comprehensive location guide through the link below that includes pet-friendly locations.

5. Embrace Spontaneity and Fun

Pets are unpredictable, and that’s part of what makes them so lovable. Allow for candid moments during the session to capture their genuine personalities. Keep the atmosphere light, positive, and fun to put everyone at ease, pets included!

By following these five essential tips, you’ll be well-prepared to include your furry family members in your next photo session. PLUS as your fellow pet-enthusiast and photographer, I’ll be sure to bring my A-game and I’ll have a few tricks up my sleeve to help guide you through the session with your furry friend as well. You can be rest assured they’ll be getting lots of pats and “good boys/girls” from me!

These cherished memories will remind you of the special bond you share with your pets for years to come. So, grab those leashes, gather your pets, and get ready to create paw-some memories together! Get in touch to create some unforgettable memories.


October 9, 2023

Brisbane pet-friendly family photo session

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