The love you have for your pet can not be described to those who are not pet moms or dads. While it’s similar to the joy you feel when you have a child; pet owners tend to get a bit sentimental over their little kits and pups because they know in the back of their mind that their furry friends won’t be with them forever.
Don’t be sad, enjoy the time you have with them. One way you can capture their essence and developmental stages from a baby through adulthood is through photographs. It’s never too late to put together a photo book full of pictures you’ll always be able to treasure.
Not sure how to get started? Read on to gain some photography tips and pose ideas before publishing and printing your photobook!
If you are planning to do a solo shot with your pooch, or a family portrait with a photography pro, one thing’s for sure-you need some treats. Use the treat to direct their head and eye placement, and also get them to sit still!
Whenever possible, snap a pic of your pet just being “them.” Nothing captures their true personality than fun, un posed moments. Those are the times you’ll remember the most!
Make it a point to dress your pets up each holiday, and have them pose with the kiddos if possible. Pet stores make adorable and festive hats, costumes, and pajamas-yes, seriously! While your pet may hate being all dolled up in the moment, if you can manage to snap a quick shot, you’re sure to have some great holiday card pics for later in the year.
Nothing helps you get a better pic than natural lighting. While it’s easier to photograph your pet in a controlled environment (indoors), taking their pic outside is possible. Simply wrangle up a few friends to make a barrier around them, or place them in an object that will slow them down a bit, like a wagon or basket.
If you can’t get the proper lighting indoors, many people move their pets outside. This can create a problem for most pets since they need to be harnessed and leashed in order to remain controlled. You can put them in a special collar or harness that compliments your outfit (if they’re being photographed with you or your kids), or you can get them something festive to wear that complements the occasion or holiday.
Finally, after you’ve taken those milestone pictures, be sure to utilize an app that will help you savor your collection of memories. fotobooks is awesome to download and simple to use. All you need to do is upload all of your images right from your phone and spend some time and attention to detail on your book’s layout.
Once you have the pictures perfectly placed, you can order your photo book (for less than 10 dollars) and it will ship to you for free! The book prints out just as you preview it on the app and you can also send copies to friends and family members. How easy is that?
Your pet may not be with you “fur”ever but their photos will. Take the time to capture some quality shots and put them into a keepsake book that you’ll always reflect upon fondly!
Heather Aulisio is a teacher and published freelance writer. She resides in Pennsylvania with her husband, son, and two pugs. She specializes in writing for the parent, fashion, beauty, and lifestyle niches.