Best way to include your dog in your family session | Orlando Family Photography | Downtown Winter Garden, FL

“Can we bring our puppies to our portrait or engagement session?” That’s one of the questions we love to answer with a excited YES! We love puppies. There are a lot of great tips and tricks to get the best out of your furry family members.

When there are puppies involved, usually there are lots of smiles. As you prepare for your engagement session or family photography session, think about how to make your pet comfortable. Dogs are unpredictable, which makes for some fun photos!

Here are a few ideas on how to get your puppy ready for their close up.

  1. Got treats or a favorite toy? Bring them along. It’s a great way to keep your dog interested as well as entertained while we photograph you together. It’s even better if your pet loves a squeak toy because that high pitched noise will most likely make them make that adorable cute head tilt. Awww!

  2. Go for a run or a walk before heading out to your session. Most dogs are a lot calmer after they’ve been on an energetic walk right before they take pictures. It gets all the jitters out.

  3. Pick a location for the portrait session that includes some fun for your pet too. Sometimes, if you’re feeling adventurous, we suggest taking them to the dog park and let them run around and just be a dog. If they love to swim, take them to a dog beach, it always makes for some fun action shots with the water too. Plus, all the sniffs are free.

  4. Bring a good friend your dog knows with you to hold on to your puppy while you and your partner get some portrait pictures together as well.

    We can’t wait to work with you and your furry friends!