Your Top Tips for Perfect Pet Photographs at Image Exclusive Photography

At Image Exclusive Photography, we specialise in capturing the unique bond between you and your beloved pets. As pet lovers ourselves, we understand the joy and challenge of getting that perfect pet portrait. That’s why we’re excited to share our top tips to ensure your pet photography session is a resounding success.

Be Part of the Picture

One of the best ways to enhance your pet photoshoot is by including yourself in the frame. Not only does this strengthen the emotional connection in the photograph, but it also creates a beautiful memory for you and your furry family member to cherish. So, don’t hesitate to cuddle up with your pet and strike a pose together!


Treats, Treats and More Treats

Treats are a photographer’s secret weapon when it comes to capturing the attention and cooperation of pets during a photo session. Bring along your pet’s favourite treats to reward them for good behaviour and encourage them to stay in position or focused on the camera. This positive reinforcement will help to ensure that your pet remains engaged throughout the shoot.


Pre-Session Prep

For energetic dogs, going for a walk before the photo session can work wonders in helping them burn off excess energy and calm down. A tired pup is more likely to sit still during the shoot, resulting in better photographs.

Additionally, grooming your pet beforehand ensures they look their best in front of the camera, so be sure to brush their fur, trim their nails, and bathe them if needed.

Familiarity = Comfort

Bringing along familiar toys or blankets can help your pet feel more at ease in the studio environment. These familiar items provide comfort and reassurance to your pet, making them more relaxed and cooperative during the photo session.

Also, if your pet has any specific triggers or fears, be sure to communicate them with our photographers so we can accommodate their needs accordingly.


Patience is Key

Finally, patience is essential when photographing pets. Understand that pets can be unpredictable, and it may take some time for them to warm up to the camera and surroundings. Luckily our photographers are experienced in working with pets of all temperaments and will take the time of your session to ensure your pet feels comfortable and relaxed before capturing that perfect shot.


As our past photographs show, we’re dedicated to capturing the unique personality and bond between you and your pet. By following these tips, you can help ensure that your photography session with us at Image Exclusive is a fun and memorable experience for both you and your furry friend.

Contact us today at 01832 720 700 or email us at info@imageexclusive.co.uk to schedule your family and pet portrait session and let us help you create lasting memories that you’ll cherish for years to come.