Can my dog be on a leash for a pet photoshoot?
To leash or not to leash, that is the question. Actually, it’s not really a question in my mind. It’s a pretty simple answer…..yes! I have a lot of experience with dogs on leash photography, as you can see from the examples below.
One of the concerns that many people have before booking a pet portrait session is that their dog needs to stay on a leash at all times. They are afraid that all the images will have the leash in them or that they can’t get the type of images that they see on pet photography websites.
I have good news for you. Your dog absolutely does not need to be off leash to get amazing images. In fact, I would prefer that your pup stays on a leash unless we are in a fenced-in area.
I know some people are very comfortable with their dogs being off leash. But some other considerations are other dogs or wildlife that may be in the area, even well-trained dogs are not perfect, and the fact that it is a state law to have your dog on leash. So you can actually get a ticket/fine for not having your dog on leash.
My preference is always better safe than sorry, but especially when it comes to our pets.
Here’s how it works. I can give you some simple instructions on how to hold the leash to minimize its appearance in an image. I even have some special leashes that we can use. Then I do some photoshop magic to remove the leash in my editing process. Viola, safe dog and happy pet parents 🙂
So, please don’t let the fact that your dog needs to be on a leash prevent you from having gorgeous images of you and your pet. As part of our pre-session call we will discuss locations and behaviors so that we get exactly what you want without any risk.
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So to conclude, yes, your dog can be on a leash during our pet photoshoot and you’ll still get gorgeous images to display in your home for years.