Preparing Your Dog For Photos


If you are ever in doubt the answer is always- YES! Bring your fur baby with you to your session. Here are my top tips to help make sure your session is a success!

Preparing Your Dog For Photos

Family Photos with Dogs

Ashley Newman Photography

“Love is, in fact, an intensification of life, a completeness, a fullness, a wholeness of life.” – Thomas Merton

More rad couples, more adventures, and always more fur babies to join in the fun.
Having your dogs join you at a photo session can add another layer of personality and tell more of your story. If your animals are like mine, they are a huge part of your family and who you are.
When this darling couple came to me, they knew they wanted their babies included because one was older…they weren’t sure how much longer they would have her and wanted to document their connection.

So clear is their love and commitment. So beautiful is their relationship and dedication. Hold on to that excitement and passion for one another- it radiates from within and brightens your path.

Here are my tips for bringing your dog to you photo session:

  • Bring a leash or a stake (plan to have your dog temporarily and safely tied to a fence/tree while we do individual pictures)

  • Plan to come early to let your dog smell things, use the restroom and get used to the area

  • Ask your photographer if they have private locations to minimize distractions

  • Load up on treats and patiences

  • Bring a favorite toy- one that makes noise is great for getting their attention

  • Your dog doesn’t have to be perfectly trained for success, embrace the fun and plan to play and roll around with your dog

  • Relax and just go with the flow- if your dog doesn’t want to participate, that’s totally fine! We can be flexible, try again or change what we are photographing

It’s not hard to include your family pet, and after all, what is family without them? Keep scrolling for more from this lovely engagement session.

It's time to connect

I want to get to know you are the incredible journey you are on.

Let's grab a cup of coffee and talk about what you are looking for.

Hi, I'm Ashley!


About the Artist

Ashley Newman Photography is a Woodlands Family Photographer and Storyteller specializing in outdoor family photography. In addition to lifestyle family portraits, Ashley and her award-winning team offer day-in-the-life legacy sessions, outdoor maternity sessions, fresh 48 hospital portraits and in-home newborn photography. Ashley Newman Photography serves Montgomery county, North-Houston areas: The Woodlands, Spring, Conroe, Houston and Magnolia.

You might