With Any Session, Pets Are Welcome!

As someone who has grown up around animals, I know they are part of the family. Because of that, with all of my packages I always allow pets to join at no added charge. So if you're planning a grad, family, or any other type of shoot - bring the furry friends along!

I've also been on the other side of the camera with my pup and I know how difficult it can be, so I'd also like to share some tips and tricks to making a session with them a little less stressful.

  • Definitely bring treats and toys for them: I can hold them above the camera and that usually gets them to look my way and trust me a bit more. While I always suggest this, especially for the Arizona summers try to bring water as well. Not only for your pet but you guys as well!
  • Let them investigate the area before your session: if you can, bring them to the location a few minutes before your session to let them sniff around and go potty if needed. This can help them have a bit less energy since they won't be meeting someone new and coming to a new area at the same time.
  • Bring a friend: sometimes another family member or friend that your pet recognizes can help because they can stand behind me to keep their attention. This will also help when we want to do some photos without the animals.
  • Choose a pet-friendly location: pick a location that is suitable for both your family and your pets. I can help you find a spot that allows pets that way we can check for restrictions or guidelines.
  • Coordinate outfits: consider coordinating the outfits of both your family and your pets. This doesn't mean matching exactly, but choosing colors or styles that complement each other will look great in your photos. I do recommend avoiding busy patterns that can distract from you and your pet as the main focus.
  • Be patient: photographing pets can be unpredictable, be prepared for unexpected moments and go with the flow. Some of the best photos show the genuine and unscripted interactions between family members and their pets.
  • Safety first: we'll make sure to prioritize the safety and well-being of your pets throughout the session. Keep them on a leash or harness if needed and be aware of their comfort level in different settings. We can always give them a break!

And don't worry, this isn't limited to just dogs either! Although those tend to be the most common pets in photo sessions, I love all animals so we can have a whole farm join if you'd like!