Tips for Including Your Dog at Your Wedding / Engagement Session

At Heartfelt Studio, we specialize in wedding photography and cinematography on Long Island, and we are passionate about capturing every aspect of your big day, including your furry family members. As pet lovers (especially Josephine who we often cannot get to stop talking about her dog) we understand that pets are an important part of your lives, and incorporating them into your engagement photos or wedding day can add a unique and personal touch to your photos.

As experienced wedding photographers who have been capturing couples’ special moments for over a decade, we’ve learned a thing or two about working with pets. Here are some tips to help you get the perfect shot:

Bring a helping hand: It’s always a good idea to bring a friend or family member along to your engagement session or wedding day to help manage your pet when they’re not in the photo with you. This person can hold onto the leash, give treats, or just keep your pet occupied while you take your photos.

Bring treats and toys: To capture your pet’s attention and get them to look directly at the camera, bring along their favorite treats or toys. These can help keep them focused and make the photo session a more enjoyable experience for everyone involved.

Be patient: Pets, like people, can get nervous or anxious in front of the camera. It’s important to give them time to get comfortable and adjust to their surroundings. If your pet is feeling stressed, take a break and let them relax before trying again.

When it comes to including your pets in your wedding photos, there are plenty of creative ways to showcase your furry friend. You could have them walk down the aisle as a ring bearer, or include them in your wedding party photos. Whatever you choose, we’ll work with you to make sure your pet is comfortable and happy throughout the day.

As Long Island wedding photographers and cinematographers, we know how important it is to capture every special moment of your wedding day, including those with your pets. Let us help you create lasting memories that you’ll cherish for years to come.



Tips for Including Your Dog at Your Wedding / Engagement Session

April 15, 2023

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