We live in a beautiful place here in Seattle. You don’t have to go far to find incredible scenery for your pet’s portrait session if you long for gorgeous outdoor landscapes. I love the outdoors, so I’m always excited to experience new locations when my clients tell me their favorite places to go with their pets. However, I’m just as excited when they opt to have their session at home. If your pet’s comfort and safety are a top concern for you and you are intrigued by the opportunity to see your home in a new light, an at-home session might be perfect for you.
Here’s what I love about pet portrait sessions that take place at home:
- When your pet is comfortable in their regular environment, they are more likely to do some of the things you want to have captured in photographs.
- If your pet does not do well in public areas, but they LOVE to run and play in their own yard, I can help you capture portraits that show your pet in their element.
- Your home, whether you have a backyard or not, is full of potential for creating gorgeous images of your pet.
Animals don’t lie. If your pet is unhappy with where they are, they are going to show it in their body language, and that will come through in their portraits. When your pet is comfortable in their regular environment, they are going to look happy, and will be more likely to do some of the things you want to have captured in photographs. This is my favorite part of working where my clients’ pets live. I get to see them being themselves, and my clients get the opportunity to tell me more stories about why they love the things their pets do.
Giving your pet the opportunity to do what they love is so important in creating portraits that show who they are. If that means your pet just chews on a bone, digs a hole, plays fetch or naps in the sun, we are going to be spending time photographing them doing what they love. We don’t need vast wide open spaces to capture your pet’s joy. If your pet does not do well in public areas, but they LOVE to run and play in their own yard, I can help you capture portraits that show your pet in their element.
Your home, whether you have a backyard or not, is full of potential for creating gorgeous images of your pet. Okay, if you’re thinking that your home and/or yard are not picture perfect, STOP. It doesn’t matter. You do not need a manicured yard, or a professionally styled home to have beautiful portraits created of your pet. I work in all kinds of spaces, and I know how to make images that bring out your pet’s spirit no matter the surroundings. This is what I love to do. I love the challenge of unknown spaces. I love seeing how the light changes the way we see ordinary things, and how we can harness that light to create incredible portraits of the pets you love.
If you still feel like you don’t believe we can create beautiful portraits in your home or yard, go read this post titled, “Your yard does not have to be pretty to be beautiful.” I wrote it about photographing my own dog in our very unexciting yard in every season of the year.
So, if not knowing where to have your pet’s portrait session has been holding you back from booking, let’s talk. I can show you more examples of pets happy at home, and then we can get started on capturing your pet’s story.
As always, I look forward to learning your pet’s story soon!