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Tips To Prepping Your Pet For Their Big Photoshoot

Pet photography is all about celebrating the moments with your pet that matter the most to you. It is a way to enjoy your pet now, as well as holding onto those special memories with your most hairy family member later. Anne Lord, as an avid pet lover herself, enjoys capturing those moments and unique relationship between pet and family member. Bringing you and your family a special way to honor your love for your special pet through her photography. 

So maybe it’s your first time having a pet professionally photographed. Maybe you’ve had it done before and loved the photos so much you wanted more. Whatever the situation, the day is quickly approaching for your pet’s big photoshoot! Here are 4 quick tips to help prepare your pet for the camera.

Tip #1  Gauge your pet’s energy

If you have a high energy furry friend getting some exercise is especially important. Taking them out for playtime, or a walk before your session can help your pet be more relaxed and focused during their photo session. However, if your pet is an older one, they may need some extra rest, maybe even a little nap, before their big moment. You know your 4-legged friend best and what would help them feel relaxed, so you can plan accordingly. 

Tip #2  A few of their favorite things

Prior to your pet’s photoshoot, take the time to collect a few of their favorite treats and toys. Some various treats to help direct your animal’s attention when posing is immensely helpful! Pick out some of their favorite toys, and maybe pick out some new ones in a color that would pop. Toys can always help encourage your pet to make some of their adorable or playful expressions in front of the camera. It might also be a good idea to bring a long your furry friends brush for grooming, waste bags (just in case) and anything else that you think best for your pet!

Tip #3  Grooming needs

Depending on your pet’s breed, grooming needs can vary. Whether you groom your furry friend at home or take your pet to a groomer, plan ahead to have your pet groomed and trimmed before your photo session. For example, if you pet has that scruffy look with hair that can cover the eyes, a trim will help frame their face, and make it easier to capture their facial expressions when hair is not in the way. 

Tip #4  Most of all have fun! 

The most important tip is to have fun with your pet! This allows to get those great shots of expression of love and joy between you and your pet. To capture your unique and special relationship with your furry friend in images that will last a lifetime!

Choose Anne Lord for your photography needs today

If you are interested in pet photography in the Leesburg, Virginia area, would like high quality photograph as well as a great experience capturing special moments with your pet, then let’s start a discussion. Call (703) 435-5292 or email Anne@annelordphotography.com for more information on pet portrait sessions.

Entrust Your Family and Pet Photography to Anne Lord. Now located in Leesburg, Virginia!

Over 20 years ago Anne Lord started her career as a photographer and throughout her career has captured all stages life – weddings, new babies, growing families, career development, people enjoying life with other people and with their pets, too. She has made countless connections with clients— whether through her avid love of pet photography through capturing the unique and special personalities of animals, or snapping portraits of the whole family, learning their stories, and producing beautiful images and memories that will last a lifetime.

Recently, Anne has moved from Leesburg, Virginia to Leesburg, Virginia and is excited to learn the area and meet new families and their pets. If you have the need for a photographer, be it professional business headshots, family photography, a session for your pet, or a corporate event, Anne has the technical expertise as well as the ability to bring out the best in clients during a photo session. 

Family and Pet Photography

As a pet enthusiast, Anne doesn’t forget the furry members of the family! She enjoys photographing pets and capturing their relationship with their two-legged family members and their special quirks as well. Choosing to invest in a family portrait that you can display as art as well as a reminder to you and your family of your memories is important. Anne’s technical expertise and ability to make anyone (including those four-legged family members) feel comfortable in front of the camera is how she produces priceless one-of-a-kind images.

Corporate and Professional Photography

Anne uses her love of meeting and interacting with people to help put subjects at ease and produce complimentary, brand empowering, and professional images of CEO’s, partners, and everyone involved with the team. She is proficient in taking headshots that reflect the personality and professionalism of the individual or group. For information and samples of corporate images for your company, your resume, and everything in-between, view Anne Lord’s Corporate Photography page

Choose Anne Lord for your photography needs today

If you would like high quality photographs and a great experience for your photography needs, let’s start a discussion of what you have in mind. For more information, contact Anne via email – Anne@annelordphotography.com – or by calling (703) 435-5292. 

4 Reasons A Pet’s Portrait Can Warm Your Heart This Winter

Man has wanted to capture a portrait of their furry best friend since the time of cave drawings. Today we have state-of-the-art cameras and imaging software. There are many ways to bring a photograph or image to life. Custom pet portraits are a sentimental possession that will outlive both your pets and humans. Make a memory this winter that will last a lifetime. 

1) Pets are a part of your family

First, and most importantly, pets are not just some furry animals. These creatures live with you, love you and trust you. They give you all their energy and share their special and quirky personality. They provide your family with so much joy and unconditional love that is unparalleled. Just like you enjoy going through old pictures of your family, giving them gifts, making them feel special,  a pet portrait can capture those everlasting memories.

2) Capture memories of your pet forever

As mentioned earlier, pet portraits can be a means of making memories with your pets. With experienced pet photographer Anne Lord, even the process of taking a portrait of  your furry friend—outside or in studio—is fun! Anne is able to highlight your pet’s personality as well as showcasing the relation between you both in images that you can carry with you forever.

3) Customize your house with a pet portrait

Liven up your home with custom pet photography and add a personalized touch to your house. Every family has a portrait of their family hanging up in a place of honor, so why not add a portrait of man’s best friend as well? Perhaps have a beautiful portrait of your furry family member from each year lining your hallway, or a black and white portrait on your mantle, the creative options are endless. Allow the perfect pet portrait to reflect your special friend’s love and the joy they bring you each day.

4) Give the gift of pet portraits

‘Tis the season of gifts. With New Year’s Day and Valentine’s day just around the corner, what better way to spread cheer than by giving the gift of a special portrait of a loved one’s pet? There are so many options now to have a portrait printed on—a key chain, a digital frame that showcases all the images of a pet, a mug, a collage throw blanket. Another option is the gift of a pet photo session given to loved ones and friends.

Choose Anne Lord For Your Pet Photography Needs Today! 

All in all, pet portraits can prove to be a worthy and wonderful gift and addition to your decor. Leesburg, Virginia pet photographer Anne Lord enjoys capturing people with their pets as well as getting a pets’ unique personality to come through her images. Please contact Anne at anne@annelordphotography.com or 703-435-5292.

Have A Fun, Creative, And Professional Photo Session With Your Special Pet This New Year!

We all like to get professional photos taken with loved ones –  spouses or families. So why not also capture your beloved pet with a quality shoot as well! Our pets enrich our lives with their wagging tails and fun personalities. Whether you just got the most precious gift of a pet for the holidays or are ready to capture some new memories with a pet that has been by your side for a while, having professional portraits done of your beloved pets will be a memory you can keep forever.


If you received a new pet this holiday season, why not get a new photo shoot done with your pet every couple of years? Like yearly baby photos, it is a fun way to always have those precious moments from every phase of your pet’s life.

When we feel nostalgic, we like to return to our photos. Memories are priceless. They tell the story of our lives, and our animals are a part of our lives. Animals don’t last forever, no matter how much we wish they did. It is great to be able to get photo opportunities while we have these special family members with us and are able to see their special personalities shining through.


Just like getting a family portrait, you can get creative and have fun with your animals photography session. Decide what kind of images you want; do you want casual outdoor photos? Would you like studio photos that will sit nicely with the kids’ school photos? Maybe you want to surprise a loved one with fun pictures of their pet dressed up for a holiday like Valentine’s day or St. Patrick’s day. Or you just want some fun action shots of your pet playing games or interacting with your family. Leesburg, Virginia pet photographer, Anne Lord, is an avid pet lover able to capture images of pets and their special personalities.


With professional family photos that include your special pet, or portraits of just your four-legged friend, you can have unique and personalized decor for your home. There is no store-bought photo that can mean more than having a custom-made piece of art that is your cat or dog.

Another benefit of having a professional take your pet portrait, is if you are usually the one taking the pictures of your pet. Having a pet photographer lets you be in the picture and your relationship with your pet be the focus.

A professional photographer will also have the training, equipment, and experience to produce gallery quality portraits. With an experienced pet photographer, such as Anne Lord, local to the Leesburg, Virginia area, you can expect images with great lighting, details, and softness. By using an experienced photographer for your pet portraits, you can get finely tuned, high end, striking images that display you and your pets personality and bond.

Anne Lord Photography for a fun, creative, professional pet portrait session

You will always want to take your own photos of your pets in the moment, but for the purpose of creating important keepsakes or immortalizing your special furry family member, only a Leesburg, Virginia professional pet photographer can bring you the quality you desire. Anne is scheduling outdoor, seasonal, and fun photo sessions for January and February. To learn more about your pet photography options, please contact anne@annelordphotography.com or o703-435-5292.