If you have more than one dog you most likely want a portrait not only of each alone but one with all of them together. We do a lot of portraits with two dogs together. But sometimes we get requests for more dogs in the same portrait.
This is where a good pre-session consultation/planning session comes into play. It’s always great to get your dog into the studio before your session for a quick meet and greet. Then when it’s session time and you return there is much less stress for them as they will be coming to a place they know.
Now sometimes it’s just not possible to come in with a few dogs let alone many dogs to check out the space. If this is the case we recommend allowing plenty of time for the dogs to roam the studio and get comfortable. Some dogs, even if they’ve been here before are just stressed. But we can work with them as well.
We have done session with as many as 5 smaller dogs and three very large dogs (like the Newfoundlands above). There is no limit on number or even an increase in session fee for more than one dog. We just ask that you be patient and let the session unfold on the dogs timing and not yours. When the owner is stressed the dogs pick up on that and it will stress them out as well.
Usually when there are more than 3 large dogs and 4 small dogs we like to have a owner in the portrait if possible. It’s not always the case but be prepared just in case. Again that’s where a good planning session comes into play.
We offer several product options that feature multiple dogs. SO if you have multiple dogs—bring them on in and we’ll capture a great portrait for you to remember them.