For you and your pet to have a fun and successful shoot, I have put together a few suggestions to prepare for your day.
Practice any commands your pet knows. It’s not required that he is well trained, but it helps if they know “sit”, “stay” and “down”. But these are not mandatory! We can go far even if they don't know any commands as I am able to remove the lead in editing and in just a few seconds take that shot you will love.
Get some exercise before the shoot but don’t get them overly tired so they still have energy during the shoot to capture the perfect image.
Pets are very sensitive to our emotions. Photo sessions can be fun so don’t worry if things are not going exactly according to plan. I promise you we will have great images in the end.
For the dog maybe bring his favourite toy, something to clean the eyes and a brush. Maybe bring his favourite treats as well.
A thin lead is good in case I need to remove it afterwards whilst editing. If you don't have one don't worry, there are lots of things in my camera bag, including a lead and tennis balls etc.
Photoshoots will take about 1.5 - 2 hours depending on the location and the package. It needs to be taken into consideration also that the dog may not relax with me right away and I need to spend some time with him/her so they get used to me with or without my camera.
If you have your children with you on the photoshoot it might be good idea to bring change of clothes, favourite toy to keep them occupied, food, water etc.
If the weather is horrendous, wind and/or rain I am happy to postpone the session but please take into consideration that my calendar may be quite full. For this reason it may not be possible to book another session immediately, so please allow for a slight delay.
My utmost priority is that you receive the images you love and cherish forever.
There is only that short moment of time we have our fur-friends with us so it's important to enjoy every minute with them.
I hope to meet you soon!
See you out and about in Surrey, Hampshire and Berkshire areas with my camera.