Dogs have a distinct personality- a lot like people. We respond in different ways to various people we meet so it shouldn’t be too surprising that your dog might do this as well. There are times when you meet someone that rubs you the wrong way —maybe just at first but you pick up on a certain vibe about a person. So it’s not all that surprising that dog react similar to humans and “like” certain people while not others.
Dogs are pretty sensitive to the emotions we exhibit. For example if I’m in a bad mood my dog picks up on this—If I get upset with myself over something I’ve done my big 70 pound dog slinks away to the other room thinking I’m mad at her. They’re just sensitive to how we act and react. Read More
It’s been said that having a dog is like having a permanent two year old. With some breeds that are smarter and more trainable it might be more like a for or five year old. Add a child of about that age to the mix and things can get pretty interesting. First of all if you want a portrait of your child with your dog determine a few things. Read More
Capturing a pet and owner can be difficult. Especially when the pet is a cat. We have been doing more and more cat portraits. Cats have their own sense of timing and decide things on their own terms—much more than dogs do. One of the keys to a great portrait—in addition to subject, lighting and posing- is color harmony. Having the subject wear an outfit that matches the background.
It’s so important for humans to prepare for a portrait session and even more so for your pet. We like to do a pre session consultation at our studio before a portrait session to discuss the style of the portrait, wardrobe, what type of end product is desired etc. With people we can do this over the phone if we have to. Same thing for pet owners but it is so beneficial for the pet owner and pet to visit the studio before hand. Why is this? Read More