Dog Portraits - What to Expect (Studio Style)

Bull-Pei puppy dog portrait in black and white with the dog, Meatball lying down facing the camera.

So you're interested in a studio style portrait for your dog or dogs, fantastic, these are great little shoots where you'll come away with beautiful portraits of your fury friend.

What can you expect to happen? 

The shoot takes place in your home, so there's no need to worry about getting your dog anywhere, I essentially set up a small studio in your home. The studio includes a small backdrop, some lights and off we go. This normally requires a 2mx2.5m space, which is normally set up in a kitchen or dining room. Ideally if you’d be able to have this space clear beforehand or I can help do this when I arrive.

Have plenty of treats at the ready and don't worry if your dogs not the most obedient dog in the world, I’ll still get great photos for you. This is the beauty of flash photography, it's freezes your dogs movements.

A shoot can take between 1 and 2 hours from start to finish, this includes set up and packing away.  

Treats and toys - have plenty of treats ready and maybe a toy to keep their attention and to reward good behaviour of course. Treats and toys are great to help direct their gaze as well, this sometimes means dangling their treat above the camera so they look directly into the lens, they're also great for jumping shots too.

Take a look at this behind the scenes video on a previous blog post to see what a dog portrait shoot is like.

Book a studio style portrait for your dog by contacting me today, simply fill out the short contact form over on the contact page.