Incorporating Pets into your New Orleans Family Photos

All Dogs Welcome

After watching the Krewe of Barkus march this Mardi Gras, I was inspired to look back at some of my favorite doggie family portraits over the years. Although some of these sweet puppies are no longer with us, it’s clear that growing up next to a warm fuzzy animal who gives you unconditional love has a huge impact on your children.

Here at Twirl Photography, I am a big fan of your furry family members! Often your four-legged friend is a founding family member and documenting their relationship to your children is a wonderful memory to pass on. I am always pleased to add them into our sessions!

Here are a few of my favorite memories of pets, although I seem to be missing my feline friends. Please call.

Also, if you are planning on bringing a pet to your session, here are some things you should remember to bring to ensure everything goes smoothly:

  1. A leash. This will help you keep your pet near to you and where you want him or her for photos. (They aren’t just for dogs, you know.) Be sure to bring a thinner leash, as they are easier to hide or edit out if necessary.
  2. A friend. Having someone come with you specifically to take care of your pet is ideal. This will help so that your pet is not running around all over the place or alone in the car, should you wish to take some photos without Fido.
  3. Treats are great bribery for your animal. It will help keep your pet still and focused on the camera.
  4. A favorite toy. The noisier the better. This is also a great tool to help keep your pet’s attention on me. We can also use it for a fun game and get some fun interaction shots.

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