How to Take Ridiculously Cute Holiday Photos of Your PeT

December 29, 2021
By: Adriana Valle
How to Take Ridiculously Cute Holiday Photos of Your PeT

Lights, Camera, Action Ooopsies!

We know we’re not alone when it comes to the potential frustration and chaos of taking holiday photos with pets!

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Either they choose that specific time to be a ball of energy, or when we finally get a photo in, they end up looking demonic—because the flash was on!

But, worry not. If you wish to take some “ridiculously good looking” cute photos of your pet this holiday season, we’ve got some tips for you.

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Shoot early in the day or just before dark – These are the best times for lighting! The harsh sun in the middle of the day can make things tricky. Choose a place they are comfortable with, too. Maybe the beach, in the driveway in front of the garage, in the open backyard. The options are endless!

Use squeaky toys – This trick is to help grab and keep their attention! Sometimes having an extra set of hands helps with this one. One person does the picture taking, and one person does the squeaking! Be ready, you know as soon as you squeak that toy those toothy smiles are going to shine.

Give treats – Of course we want to reward good behavior! It’s the least we can do while trying to parade them around to capture that Instagram worthy snapshot. More treats, more smiles!

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Have patience & take breaks – Pets are just like kids. Their attention spans are SHORT and they will need the breaks. You will need the patience! A quick little break to get some zoomies out or maybe chance to some new scenery can make all the difference in capturing what you’re after in your little photoshoot.

Remember, sometimes it might not work exactly how you’re hoping, and that’s OKAY. Have fun with it, and let your pet feel all the love the holiday brings. We’d love to see what you can come up be! Be sure to tag us on social media if you post. Happy Holidays!

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By Adriana Valle

Adriana is the owner and Chief Pet-Loving Officer at Shoreline Happy Paws. She has been a Professional Pet Sitter for over 10 years.

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