I am so excited to offer water photography for the first time this summer. Many of my clients are intrigued about it, but as with anything new, there are always a ton of Qs. Here’s the low-down on getting your furbabies’ water session at Paws and Claws Photography.
Why Water Photography?
I was recently inspired by Seth Casteel’s book Underwater Dogs – the images were amazing and I just fell in LOVE with the art. After thinking about it for a few months, I felt pretty strongly that I wanted to offer this water photography sessions to my clients. As luck would have it, when we bought our first house, it came with a pool. I took this as a God-wink that water photography was meant to be! I threw caution to the wind, and invested in the equipment. It works out really well because summer tends to be a slower time of year for family portraits – it’s usually hot and appointments tend to be inside or very early morning or evenings. I’m really excited about being able to offer this creative portrait session – and it keeps those pups cool!
Where do we shoot?
If you have a pool, we can use yours, if not, you can certainly come over to my house and use mine.
How does it actually work?
In a simple 3-step process I schedule a pre-consultation, personal session and proof meeting. During the pre-consultation, I will view the location and pool (if not at my house), meet your fur babies, go over what is expected during the session, answer questions and view ideal locations within your home to display your artwork. This will make the photography session flawless. During the session FUN is a must! I let the pup decide what he or she wants to do. Some pups like to swim around while others like to continually get in and out of the pool, splashing around and retrieving balls. I go with the flow and let them decide. I don’t force them to do anything. I’d rather capture their true personality whatever that may be. When I return for your proof meeting I will display your images for you to view and walk you through the ordering process. I have signature art pieces that I can share along with different framing options as well.
Do I have to get wet?
Only if you want too. I will stay in the pool with your pup capturing all the fun. If your pup needs help, my husband, Corey, is right there to assist in any way.
What’s your favorite thing about water photography?
I LOVE the carefree nature that all pets have, especially in the pool. Pets don’t worry if they look fat if their hair is a mess. To them, it’s all about having fun and living in the moment. I wish we could all live that carefree.