The old adage that a picture is worth a thousand words is something that every pet owner can relate to and it seems that getting a photo-shoot with our favorite furry friends is becoming more and more popular. Thanks to websites of animal lovers can now enjoy a day with a difference with their pampered pooch or feline companion and end up with a selection of sentimental snaps.
Keen to capture a few priceless photos of your pet and ensure they look the part as well? Then read on…
Dress to impress
Regular visitors to 4-legged will know that there’s a wide range of dog clothes, and other pet accessories (designer collars and charms or party pet accessories just to mention few) to help your four-legged friends really stand out from the crowd and what better way to produce extremely personal pictures than by decking them out in all matter of fun outfits. You could even have a series of different pictures taken in different dog outfits that are 20% off now, and then go a stage further by enlisting the help of the many companies offering personalized items such as calendars and give them to friends at family in time for the start of 2012. Or get your cat or dog printed on the side of a coffee mug or on a t-shirt for you to wear. Even better, why not get your picture printed on a t-shirt for your pet to wear and then their picture put on a t-shirt for you to don? Cool or what?
Visit a photo studio
Specialist photographers will know all about how to produce high-quality images of your pet and their behaviour habits so approach a few to get a selection of quotes and see what type of service they offer. Some will have studio facilities that you can visit, while others will prefer to get more ‘natural’ shots. Also be sure to check out examples of a particular snapper’s work for a bit of inspiration and to see what works well. Should you be really pleased with the end result, how about entering the pictures into an animal photography competition? There are plenty online and you may just end up winning a prize as well as making your pet a star. If money is an issue, though, remember you can always take the pictures yourself and you’ll be surprised at how good they can turn out even with a cheap digital camera.
Frame those perfect pictures
With the help of companies like SmileBooks, you can get a professionally-bound book of your animal snaps with page after page of memories neatly stored all in one place. It’s a simple yet effective way of putting together a collection of pictures that’ll have huge sentimental value both now and for years to come. Take the pictures yourself, download the software off the website, put the book together exactly how you want to and then wait for the real thing to arrive through the post. Or you can get a ‘professional designer’ from SmileBooks to do it all for you and then you sign off the finished product once you’re completely happy with it. A personalized pet-related canvas print is another possible idea if you fancy having a picture or two dotted around your home