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  • Writer's pictureAshley Chapman


Preparing for a pet photoshoot can be as meticulous as prepping for a human portrait session. After all, your furry friend deserves to look their best in front of the camera! Here are some tips to ensure your pet is photoshoot-ready:

Grooming is Key

Grooming is essential. A well-groomed pet not only looks good but also feels good. Book a grooming session a few days before the shoot to allow your pet’s fur to settle. Remember, grooming on the day of the photoshoot is a no-go as it could tire out or stress your pet. This is for the doggos that need professional grooming, otherwise a good bath and groom at home the day before is perfect.

Motivation Matters

Identify what motivates your pet. Is it a squeaky toy, a particular treat, or verbal praise? Whatever it is, bring it along to keep their spirits high and attention sharp during the session.

The Essentials

Pack the basics:

  • Water for hydration

  • Poop bags for clean-ups

  • A brush for last-minute fur fixes

  • A hand towel in case of dirt or dampness

Energy Management

You know your pet’s energy levels best. For the high-energy pets, a good play session before the photoshoot can help expend that extra zest, leading to a more focused pet during the shoot. For the more laid-back pets, conserve their energy so they’re alert and ready for their close-up.

By following these simple steps, you’ll set the stage for a successful and enjoyable pet photoshoot. Remember, the goal is to capture your pet’s unique personality, so keep the session fun and relaxed for the best results!

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