Here are some tips from Patrick McGough (my son and photographer) for capturing the best pictures of your dog. Patrick has been shooting his dog George, a Weimaraner, since he was a puppy, so he’s gotten quite used to being in front of the camera. Pixel, the adorable Pomeranian (shown below in her Santa suit) has been in front of the camera her whole life, too. Pixel’s mom, Traci, says that Pixel automatically strikes a pose when the camera comes out because she just knows there’s going to be a treat involved. Before you start shooting, pull out the camera or smart-phone and randomly take pictures of your pet. This will get him used to that foreign object in your hand, and he’ll be much more agreeable when it comes time for the annual holiday photo shoot. The pets in my Christmas card shoots were much better behaved than my boys!
Treats are key.