Much has been said in this blog over the years about the importance of taking your dogs portrait before it’s too late. What do we mean by too late? Not necessarily before your dog has passed away but as your dog ages their eyesight and hearing can go and walking gets difficult.
You might not necessarily want to remember your dog old, blind, and hunched over so it’s best to get them in for a portrait before then if at all possible. The dog above at left is amazing- he is 18 years old and could still focus on the camera and noises in the room. He had difficulty walking but still had his wits about him. The owners friend wanted to surprise them with a portrait of his two dogs and we gladly agreed, especially since this is probably that dogs last good portrait.
When should your dog be photographed? Well in a perfect world as a puppy then maybe mid life and finally before they get too elderly. However if you don’t have one any portrait is a great idea at the present time for your dog. You never know when something tragic might happen to your dog and it would be terrible if you didn’t have a great way to remember your furry friend. A great portrait can help you remember the laughter, the tears and all the joys you had with your canine companion.
So what’s holding you back? Especially if your dog is aging. Now might be the time to schedule that portrait of your dog and maybe with you or other family in the portrait as well. We have a great space at the studio for dogs to roam before and after their session but we also will come to you on location especially if you have an elderly dog that can’t make it in to the studio. So plan your dog’s portrait session now—you’ll be glad you did.