Preparing your pampered pet for a photoshoot may seem intimidating, but in fact can be a fun bonding experience! We highly recommend grooming your pet before photos to help them look their very best. Some clients prefer to groom their pet themselves, while others seek a professional groomer for a perfect finishing touch!



Going to the grooming salon can be expensive, so an at-home spa day for puppy may be a good option. Although dogs prefer to be bathed in warm water, the garden hose is an easy way to get the job done quickly without making a mess in the bathroom. Gently trickle water over your dog until she’s comfortable with the situation. Make sure to give her lots of praise and pats. When puppy is completely wet, lather in a pet-friendly shampoo and conditioner and follow any directions on the bottle. Rinse again carefully, avoiding any soap in the eyes. When all shampoo has been washed off, pat dry with a thick towel and allow the pooch to relax somewhere warm. Human hair dryers are too hot to be used on our canine friends, so a towel and air dry is recommended.



For dogs with long coats, we recommend thoroughly brushing your pet with a doggy hair brush to remove any dead hairs, mats, and tangles. Brushing your dog after a bath as well as the day of the photoshoot will help your furry friend look his finest!



A tired pet is a behaved pet, so make sure to take pooch for a walk or let him out for a good romp before the session. It’s also a good idea to feed Fido less at least a few hours before the shoot to help keep energy levels manageable and encourage good behaviour! When a dog is a little hungry, they will be more inclined to behave for treats.




Beautiful collars, toys, and props can add a lot of personality to your session and help to tell the story of your beloved pet. Leather, brightly coloured classic toys (such as red balls, rope toys, tennis balls for larger dogs, and bone-shaped treats), sparkly name tags, and cute accessories look great on camera. Some even go as far as to paint pooch’s nails! Please feel free to ask us for advice and tips on what would help your doggy to look absolutely woof-derful!

Just in case your pooch makes a whoopsie at the park - please bring poop bags! It may also be a good idea to bring a water bowl and fresh water so our beloved friend doesn't get thirsty!

I'll bring the doggy treats!


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Brisbane Pet Photographer, Jodie from Pawtrait Purrfection, specialises in stunning pet portraits of your much loved fur family.

Specialist Brisbane Pet Photographer, Pawtrait Purrfection, services Brisbane, Ipswich and Toowoomba.