Photography ideas to capture love with dogs

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Idea 1: Spotlight on your dog (difficulty level: 2 out of 5)

Execution: Have the furry child to be the focus and humans to take up a supporting role. However it doesn’t mean to become just another dog portrait. The romance between a human couple comes through even they fall into the background when they hold hands, tip toe to kiss or stroke gently on one’s body.

Challenge: Sit or stand still is required. If your dog tends to be bounding with energy, it’d be a good idea to make sure the dog gets sufficient exercises and keep his or her energy level in control before the shoot.

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Image credit: Emin Kuliyev

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Idea 2. Family-like outing (difficulty level: 2 out of 5)

Execution: Couples stroll hand in hand with their furry pets, showing an intimate family moment true to their characters. Outfit choices can be causal, for example, both wearing the same color shade, pastel shades with dark black accents. Whether the nature or urban street setting doesn’t matter, simply pick according to your lifestyle. It’s about being real.

Challenge: Photographer needs to be a master at capturing light and able to hold the dogs’ attention in a distracting outdoor environment.

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Idea 3. Love for your furry child (difficulty level: 3 out of 5)

Execution: Show love towards the pet by inducing interaction between humans and their canines e.g. rubbing stomach, a sign of trust.

Challenge: Getting the dog comfortable enough to be ready. Patience is what you and your photographer need really.

Image credit: Ragamuffin Pet Photography


Idea 4. Story-telling (difficulty level: 4 out of 5)

Execution: The objective is to tell a unique story of your dog and you. It is highly subjective to reflect your preferred style and your dog’s personality. Hope you feel inspired by the below examples.

Challenge: Most difficult but yet it can be most rewarding. It involves planning ahead what story and style you want to achieve, and then discuss with your photographer possible visual compositions, the pose for each participant to achieve the result.

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