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How To Choose A Pet Photographer

Updated: Sep 23, 2023

6 Things You Must Know when Choosing the Perfect Pet Photographer

When it comes to finding the right pet photographer for you and your pet, do your research to locate one who will capture your loving relationship. Your pet is a member of your family, and a great pet photographer will capture that in their work. Here are the six most important factors to consider:

1. Experience

When it comes to working with animals, nothing beats experience. The greatest method for a photographer to establish a stress-free atmosphere is to have a thorough understanding of animal behaviour. Someone with experience will be at ease around animals and will know how to get the most out of them while also assisting them in looking their best.

2. Flexibility

Pet photographers must be able to anticipate the unexpected, as pets can be unpredictable. The ideal way for them to do this is to be well-organized, but flexible and able to use a variety of ways to hold the pets' attention. They should have a few tricks up their sleeves for not just getting your pet into the appropriate position, but also keeping them there.

3. Patience

Patience is a quality that you should seek in any pet photographer you hire. When a frisky puppy wants to run away or an uncooperative cat wants to hide, they'll need to keep their calm. Your pet photographer will have a higher chance of taking amazing photos if they have patience.

4. Fun

The most crucial quality to look for in a pet photographer is one that will make the session enjoyable. Pets can be a handful, but they are also a joy to be around. If your photographer is jumped on, peed on, or licked in the face, they should be able to laugh about it. That is, after all, what a skilled pet photographer does, and it produces the best results.

5. Specializes in Pets

Not every photographer is adept at working with animals. Some people are even terrified of dogs or cats, so be sure your photographer is experienced with animals. Although many photographers excel at photographing weddings, photographing pets necessitates a completely other set of skills and equipment.

6. Style

Look for a photographer who has a similar style to yours. Someone who will create photographs that are unique and imaginative, as opposed to those that you could take yourself. Having a one-of-a-kind portrait of your pet will be a great investment because your pet photographs will be a precious treasure for many years to come.


Life moves too quickly. We can't stop time, but we can capture the moments that fill our hearts and tell our stories through photos. I am a Winnipeg photographer who specializes in family photography and pet photography, who assists families in documenting their stories and capturing some of life's most memorable moments.

For the most recent projects, follow Teri Moore at TAG Photography on Facebook and Instagram.

If you are interested in booking or know more about my pet photography experience, please don't hesitate to contact me. Also check out my pet photography gallery.



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