1. Depending on the weather, you might like to give your furry friend a bath and a good brush so they look their best. Even if it's been raining we might be able to keep their attention for a few minutes before they go racing through muddy puddles!
2. You can also take them for a short walk before the session. This can help to calm them down, just make sure they're not too tired if you want some awesome action shots.
3. Bring along a favourite toy or some treats. We can use these to attract your pets attention and to make sure the session is as fun as possible.
4. Relax! This is the one absolute essential. Don't worry about whether your pet will co-operate or misbehave. The aim of the session is to capture your pet's personality and if you're nervous then they'll pick up on that.
So relax, have fun and let me take care of the rest!
1. Since almost all photoshoots will take place indoors, make sure your cat is kept indoors on the day. Recently I had a photoshoot with Billy (on the right). His owner had let him out because he always came back when called, except this time he didn't!
We had to wait around for him to return, which significantly cut into our session time. Luckily, he did come back in time but not all cats will.
2. Try to avoid anything that might stress them out e.g hoovering. They'll probably be a little nervous when the camera comes out anyway, which is why I bring Dreamies along.