Double the Fun: A Tail-Wagging Australian Shepherd Family Photoshoot

At a craft show earlier this year, "Pawsitivilely" in Brantford, I had the pleasure of meeting quite a few dog lovers and Rob, being one of them.  He stopped by my booth to inquire about my pet photography business. We chatted for a bit, I answered all his questions and an hour later, he returned, eager to purchase a session to surprise his wife for her upcoming birthday.

Our Consultation

In our consultation, I inquired about Rob's dogs. It's important for me to understand if they have any fears or food allergies or if they are on a special diet. 

I also took the time to learn what kinda of backdrop Rob had in mind. He expressed how he wanted water for some of the photos and I just had the perfect location for that in Mississauga to fulfill that vision.

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Ivy posing beautiful in her photoshoot session, in Mississauga.

Our Photoshoot

We met at a beautiful park in Mississauga, one I knew had plenty of greenery and water, just as Rob had asked for.

Rob had mentioned to me that Ivy could be easily distracted, but I came prepared with squeaky toys, treats, and various noises to grab Ivy's attention and get her to look at the camera. 

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Ivy rocking her dog photoshoot in Mississauga.

Both of their dogs were absolute rockstars during the photoshoot! I kept their leashes on throughout the photoshoot for safety, but I edited them out in photoshop. Safety always comes first! 

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These two lovely Aussie Shepard poses for the camera

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Safety is always first!

I took some pictures of Ivy and Hazel together, along with individual shots of each of them, and, of course, a family portrait with all four. They truly make a beautiful family!

Rob, Latasha, and their two Australian Shepherd were so much fun to photograph. 

The Order

They ended up getting a storyboard for themselves, and four matted prints to gift their families.

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If you are interested in chatting about your own family and dog photoshoot, please feel free to get in touch so we can schedule your complimentary consultation.

About the Author Sharon

Professional Pet & Family Photographer, Certified Pet Grief Specialist, & Professional Stunt Woman

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  • It’s so important to choose the right photographer for Family and Pet Photography! It has to be someone who is well versed in handling both people AND PETS! Hamilton is lucky to have one of the best!

  • I am loving that story board and I bet Hamilton family’s will, too! What a beautiful location to offer your clients in your area as a pet photographer. Beautiful pictures!

  • What a lovely gift to give someone, a photo session with Hamilton’s best family and pet photographer! I love the storyboard and all of the images are incredible.

  • Wow, these photos are absolutely stunning! The bond between this couple and their Australian Shepherds shines through in every portrait. You did such a beautiful job capturing moments filled with love and connection. They’re so lucky to have these memories captured by Hamilton’s most talented pet and family photographer.

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