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We all know by now that having your dog in your wedding is ridiculously adorable, fun, and unique. If you need to be convinced, check out our previous blog, Your Dog’s Best Day Ever, or take a look at our Instagram for inspiration.
Without a doubt, wedding photography is crucial for documenting your special day. Chances are, you already have a Pinterest board of the different photos you want your photographer to capture. If you are including your dog in your wedding, you may ask yourself, “What type of wedding day photo poses can I do with my dog?”.
Dogs come in different shapes, sizes, and personalities like humans. Some may be very great at taking a photo. But, on the other hand, some may have more difficulty posing or staying still. Furever Us helps you and your photographer get the pawtastic shot with your furbaby by knowing all the tricks and secrets for their cooperation.
If you are including your dog in your wedding and have doubts about their ability to “sit, stay, or come,” then revisit some training before the wedding. If you are too busy, don’t worry! Furever Us can help with training. Otherwise, getting them back into the habit of listening to your commands and being rewarded with a treat, or kisses, will help them be more attentive to commands for your wedding photos.
As previously stated, all dogs are different. Only you will know how much training they need before your wedding photos.
You know your dog best. We all know their favorite snacks will help motivate them to follow every command. Plus, it makes them want to try harder to get into just the right position.
Something we all know is that our dogs are the best. Despite requiring more time, patience, and tricks to get the photo you want. That’s precisely why we always say to give a little extra cushion of time for wedding photos with your furbaby.
We can all agree that time flies, especially on your wedding day. That’s why the shots are important, but more importantly, your enjoyment throughout the process. Take a deep breath and remember why you are there. Without a doubt, it is a stressful day, but full of love. Take some extra time to give kisses to your furbaby and fiance. You regret it.
Ensure your dog’s wedding pawtner gives the canine plenty of exercise before photos. This is a must if they are energetic and have difficulty staying still.
Everyone gets dressed up for the big day. Why should your dog miss out? Pick an outfit that matches their personality. Get inspired with the different outfits your dog could wear to your wedding.
Also, don’t forget to tell your photographer that you want your canine to be a part of the photos. In addition, choose the types of poses you will wish to do beforehand and share this with your photographer.
We know this sounds like a lot to think of, and it is; we won’t lie. But including your dog in your wedding doesn’t have to be when you hire a company like Furever Us. Leave the logistics and organization up to us as we help you and your photographer get plenty of pup-tastic photos. While at the same time spoiling them and treating them like royalty.
This is a great wedding pose to do with big dogs, especially those that are a little rambunctious. You can always hold the leash right behind their head for more control. You can look forward or sideways.
We all know that your dogs and cats are your favorite ‘people’. They literally are you babies. This cute pose (usually done with small dogs or cats)- reminds us that dogs are like small kids and some love to be held and cuddled.
This position is great when you have a small mellow dog. It allows the photographer to focus on the faces and allows them to get a great angle. Plus-point dogs love it and it helps them calm down being so close to their parents.
This pose is great for larger dogs and dogs with a little bit more energy. It keeps furmom’s makeup on and avoids dad’s boutonnierre to be eaten. It can also work for medium dogs that want to be the center of attention.
The groom, bride or both kneel down next to their pawsome dog. This is great for big and small dogs. You are sure to see a smile on their faces when they see you are at their level. This pose might not be great for the high energy doggies-especially if they love to give kisses.
Couples that have a big wedding party often enjoy more candid pictures and the group walk is so fun and light. It really shows how happy everyone is. Including any size dogs with any type of energy in this shot is a definetely worth it!
Can we say pawsome?!
No words are needed for this one. It is one of our most common photo poses as it requires little to no training. It is great for those with puppers that have a hard time sitting still.
We love when photographers catch the fur-child mid walking or sitting in front of the couple. It’s an opportunity to catch more of the background and allow mom and dad to focus on each other.
This pose can be done by the bride or groom. We do suggest to do it with smaller dogs and only those that we can ascertain they will not wiggle themselves out of mom’s or dad’s hands.
We believe this is a must-have for all those couples that choose to have their dog at their wedding. Without a doubt, this picture will be a staple in your wedding album. Your dog knows they look good from all angles and will be happy to show off their special outfit. This is the moment where those treats we mentioned before come in very handy, and all those years of training pay off.
Having both partners kneel down and kiss and look at each other with your dog in the middle is another one of those must have photos especially with your larger four-legged babies. It allows you to hold your dog in a way that the camera doesn’t catch it, while at he same time look natural. This calls for a round of applause.
Kissing your dog on the head or snout is a personal preference. Of course, we think nothing is cuter, but we understand this may not be for everyone. Consider the size of your dog and if your make-up artist is close at hand- just in case you get some extra kisses from your special one. For larger furbabies, photos like these are best done right after the ceremony and portraits before your reception.
Nothing sweeter than the love between a pawrent and their beloved dog. We know including them in your wedding will take a lot of thought, but if you get photos like these, it will be well worth it. Your wedding day is a once-in-a-lifetime event so make sure you make it as personal as you want it to be. A picture is worth a thousand words, and knowing what wedding day photo poses you want with your dog ahead of time will help you and your photographer capture what we can only describe as works of art. Happy Planning to all our couples out there! Of course, candid shots are beautiful. But, you will also want photos of your dog looking directly at the camera. This is the reason is also why hiring the perfect, and pet-friendly, photographer is so important.
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