Including your fur baby in your couple's photo session
Jordan reached out to me a few weeks ago and wanted to plan a fun Couples photo session with his girlfriend Rachel and their new Puppy @Pacothetaco. He explained that they had recently moved in together and wanted pictures of their little family to hang up on their walls.
WE DECIDED TO DO THE SESSION AT THE BEAUTIFUL RIPARIAN PRESERVE IN GILBERT, AZ. THIS IS ONE OF MY FAVORITE LOCATIONS. IT IS SO VERSATILE PROVIDING BOTH DESERT AND GREENERY LANDSCAPE.
Jordan expressed that they wanted a fun photo shoot that would show off their personalities. They really wanted to include their fur baby, Paco the pug, in their session. They truly are so cute together and I noticed immediately that they both enjoy to laugh. I loved that because I want my sessions to be fun!! They were such good sports and followed my posing prompts like champs. We really had a great time during their session. Let me tell you, their puppy Paco really stole the show. Paco is trully their little baby. They adore him and he is just the cutest. We had every single person stop and play with him during our shoot. He is the friendliest and cutest puppy ever. He was great for all of the poses. We had him posed with both jordan and rachel and then individual shots of him as well. before the session i made sure that we had treats for him and a toy just in case we needed to get his attention but he was amazing. he trully loves the camera. i would call out his name and he would pose for me. He even has his own instagram account www.instagram.com/pacothetaco.
WHEN INCLUDING YOUR PET IN YOUR PHOTO SESSION, KNOW THAT THEIR WILL BE SOME PREPARATION INVOLVED. YOU WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT YOUR PETS ARE COMFORTABLE WITH STRANGERS. IT CAN BE VERY STRESSFUL IF YOUR PUP IN NOT STAYING STILL OR IF HE/SHE IS BARKING THE ENTIRE TIME. IF POSSIBLE, I WOULD DEFINITELY TRY TO INTRODUCE YOUR PET TO YOUR PHOTOGRAPHER BEFOREHAND. MAKE SURE YOU BRING AN EXTRA PERSON JUST IN CASE YOU ARE DOING POSES WITHOUT THE PETS AND THEY NEED SOMEONE TO HOLD ON TO THE LEASH WHILE YOU ARE BEING PHOTOGRAPHED. BRING TREATS AND TOYS TO ENTERTAIN THEM. SQUEAKY TOYS THAT GRAB THEIR ATTENTION WORK PERFECTLY. PRACTICE SITTING WITH THEM AT HOME TO SEE HOW LONG THEY WILL DO IT FOR AND THAT WAY YOU CAN LET YOUR PHOTOGRAPHER KNOW AHEAD OF TIME WHAT TO EXPECT. PLAN A SESSION WITH A LITTLE MORE TIME JUST BECAUSE YOUR PETS CAN BE A LITTLE UNPREDICTABLE. OVERALLL, HAVE FUN WITH IT. I AM SURE YOUR IMAGES WILL BE FUN AND TURN OUT AMAZING.
Below are a few of my favorite images from this fun Couple's Photo shoot.