4 tips to capturing images of your “Wild Child” at your Pet Photography Session

brown and black dog

My last 2 dogs, after some training, were pretty well behaved when I asked them to sit and stay. Then I brought Declan home! He is my ‘wild child’. He will sit and stay, until such time as he sees something more interesting. Then he is off to the races. And boy can he run. I definitely understand the frustration and anxiety a person may have when their dog is not listening to them.

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Dogs in Service to Others

golden retriever

When I started thinking about it, there are a number of different service dogs. Guide dogs is the specific name for dogs used to guide individuals with an impairment in their vision. Service dogs are any dogs that do a service for a human with a disability. They may be hearing service animals, wheelchair assist animals, seizure alert animals or even PTSD dogs.

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Happiness is working with dog rescues

I can’t tell you how many times I hear people say “Oh, that’s great that you work with dog rescue…but I couldn’t do it, it would be heartbreaking.” I sit there and think, that couldn’t be further from the truth. How can you be be heartbroken when your day is filled with licks and kisses.

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Pet Portraits and Urban Art

rotweiller and art wall

Syracuse has multiple places that have beautifully painted urban walls. I recently had a session downtown by one of these walls. We enjoyed having the dogs pose in the painted scenes and then also just sitting with the colorful walls fading out beyond them.

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Dog Safety for the July 4th fireworks!

dog with fireworks

My sister’s dog’s seem to have a fear of noises and the fireworks tend to be near her house.  A fireworks show is probably the worst noise a fearful dog can face. Her dog Beau would back himself into the closet as best he could, or under the bed.   If you know a night of fireworks is coming up, here are some ways to help your dog stay a little more comfortable.

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Dog friendly restaurants in Syracuse, New York

Franklin

Life in Syracuse can provide a list of activities for you and your dog no matter the season. Once Spring is upon us though, we can have our dogs accompany us to many dog friendly restaurants. The community is so pet-friendly and makes it easy to venture out with dogs. Here are just a few restaurants/pubs that welcome dogs in their outdoor areas.

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My Dog Won’t Sit Still

One of the most frequent comments I get from people regarding my animal photography is “my dog won’t sit still. I could never have a photo session with him.” I promise you that I have worked with all different types of dogs. I have worked with shelter dogs for a more than 6 years and have encountered dogs that are rambunctious, hyper and untrained dogs all the time. In addition, I have worked with dogs that are fearful of the camera and had successful images with all.

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Keeping your Dog Safe

dog and leaves

you have seen lots of my images of dogs without a leash. You are probably thinking, well my dog can’t be off a leash, that wouldn’t be safe. I have a little secret to share. All of my dogs are on leash. I can remove the leash during the editing process on the images you choose for your artwork. The only way to ensure the safety of your pet is to keep a leash on him. I may have you hold the leash in a certain way to ensure that it can be edited.

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Keeping Memories Close

pet portrait album

Before your photo session we will have a consultation regarding your goals for the session and how you wish to keep the memories of your pet close to you. You have many choices to choose from including wall galleries, album blocks, and albums. I think the most popular product customers include with their purchase is the album.

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