I love selecting just the right prop for our pet photography session. It needs to compliment both your pup and the surrounding landscape. I don’t want it to take the focus away from the subject, but it should add in another texture as a supporting layer.
Furniture props have multiple roles – they can raise a pet off the ground, provide a clean backdrop for your pet, make a nice spot for humans to sit, and sometimes it helps contain the pups in one spot for a quick second (which is all I need).
Sometimes we just want a little pop of color, or a touch of elegance. I have a selection of bowties and collar flowers in a variety of colors. No offense, but I’m not a fan of bandanas and I usually recommend leaving them off. But if you have a bandana you love we can take some images with it and then a variety of poses without it.
Or maybe you have a unique or personal accessory and you want to show it off? One of my clients had a collection of Mickey Mouse ears she wanted to incorporate and since I love anything Disney I was completely on board!
Toy props for pet photos can include things like my vintage red wagon (always popular with the kids), squeaky toys, or even a bubble machine.
My Christmas tree farm sessions are some of my favorite artisan sessions. I pretty much take over the tree farm with all my props! That way everyone has a variety of images and I swap them out from year to year to keep the Christmas cards looking fresh!