On the Day
Allow me time to set up and check the light and make appropriate camera/lighting adjustments prior to positioning pets and children, etc.
Relax and enjoy the experience.
- Others, especially pets and children will pick up on anxiety, and this will be clear to see in the resulting images.
- Allow us to take the time for everyone to feel relaxed and settled. It doesn’t matter how long it takes, I’m in no hurry.
Positioning everyone can take a few adjustments to get it right.
- Assistance may be required to maintain a pet’s position by one person with a strong connection to the animal.
- Only one person to be in control at this point.
- Does the pet have strong sit/stay control?
- Please don’t have other people positioned behind the photographer as this can draw the pet’s attention away from the camera.
Is the animal motivated by any of the following?
- Toys e.g. ball
- Specific words i.e. “walk”
Is there any other information that I should know prior to the session?
- If in a public place, Is the animal a flight risk if we remove collar and leash?
- Is the animal very timid? will flash lighting trigger anxiety?
- Is the animal aggressive or have a strong protective nature with a risk of biting?