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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.

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.