Prepare for a Session
Have you ever wondered how to prep your pup for a portrait session? If you have, you're in the right place! I'm going to go through some suggestions on how to make the most of your session with me. Remember, all of these are just suggestions and definitely not requirements for a great session!
1. Clean up that pooch!
If your pup needs to be groomed on a regular basis, plan an outing to the groomers a day or two before our session. If they don't need to be trimmed and you want to bathe them, go for it! But take into account the session we have planned together. If we're planning on spending all of our time jumping into a lake, a bath probably isn't necessary.
Getting some energy out before our session is always helpful! Take a walk or throw the tennis ball around for a bit. We're just looking to calm your pup down a bit so they're more attentive to us during our session. Don't wear them completely out so they don't have any energy left for their time in the spotlight. You know your dog best, so you can decide how much you'll need to run your pup around!
P.S. I can still get awesome shots if you don't have a chance to exercise your pooch right before our session!
3. Toys and Treats
Does your pup absolutely love tennis balls? Do they love those dried sweet potatoes that you make? Bringing a toy and/or treats that they love will help us get their attention. It will also allow us to get some shots of your pup loving their favorite toy!
4. Protective Gear and a Leash
Treading on snow can be tough on sensitive paws! If you usually put booties on your dog to go hiking in the snow, bring them! We want to keep your pup as comfortable as possible. A leash is also a great tool. I can edit out the leash in post processing and it's nice to have a way to keep wiggly butts in one spot!
5. Your adventurous spirit!
What session would be complete without a spirit for adventure? No two sessions are alike and I treat each as an adventure into the world of you and your best friend. I love seeing the relationships between dogs and humans. It's pretty much the coolest thing ever!
So bring your adventurous spirit and some excitement. We're going to capture your dog's unique personality in a way that you'll treasure for a lifetime. I'm excited to get to know you and your pup!