Now some people will say during a photoshoot that “pets are not allowed in the studio”, for me however it’s always an option to do something else, because let’s be honest in the end it’s most of the times “model”, “background”, “lights”, “smile/or not” and there we go….
I’m a strong believer in the fact that we can do so much more with a session by adding some props, however never add a prop that doesn’t make any sense. In the case of pets you can have a unique selling point for your customer however, it’s like with children, the images from the client themselves they often like but don’t buy, however if you shoot their children (or pets) they want them all….. so take advantage of this. Now for model/fashion/beauty photography I think adding a pet/animal can lift the shot to a next level. Over the years I’ve shot with snakes, dogs, cats, chickens (yeah really) etc. but when Lenaa asked me if she could bring her “dog” with her during a workshop because the babysitter was not able to sit I never expected her to bring the perfect model.