6 Fun and Creative Angles for Your Pet Photography

It comes to pass that our animals love getting into weird positions and angles, and some of these can be our favourite family snaps!

When we think about professional photography, however, sometimes it can feel a bit formal, like a stiff portraiture of old, but I’m going to show you a few quirky angles that my clients have loved!


1. The Tongue

Have you ever searched for #TongueOutTuesday on Instagram? I urge you to give it a go, at least once in your life!

There’s something about a dog’s tongue that makes everyone smile, and you’d be surprised how willing most are to pose! In the studio, we use a variety of techniques to get this little pink slobbery thing to come out and say hello, from a bit of excited squeaky ball-play to a strategically placed bit of (xylitol free) peanut butter!

What do you think of this contender for Tounge Out Tuesday?



2. The Nose

Did you know, a dog’s nose is as individual to them as our fingerprints are to us? How amazing is that! There are a few tricks to capturing that perfect nose shot. It can, however, be a bit tricky! Sometimes its definitely down to luck, but I think this picture gives you a great insight into how cute these photos can look! Perfect to share for Nose-ember!



3. The Ears

Sticking with the months theme, for now, Septembears is always a popular one! Whether it’s dogs, cats, or even hamsters, there’s something about a set of ears that can convey so much emotion and personality.

One of my favourite photos I’ve ever taken of my sister’s dog, Nucky, is actually the back of her head! We were on holiday and Fee (my sister) had run across the beach, Nucky stuck her ears up to watch her and the light perfectly caught them, most people might look at a photo like that and think, why take a photo of the back of her head? We look at it and know exactly what she was thinking and feeling at that moment. It’s a great reminder that the family knows their pet the best.

4. The Eyes

They say that the eyes are the window to the soul, and with pets, that’s no different. Whilst we may not be able to speak the same “language” as our pets, there’s something about capturing their beautiful expressions that speak to us on a deeper level.

5. The Expression

Have you ever said “he’s thinking about…” or “look, she feels…”. We know what our pets are thinking and what they mean from just a look or a tilt of the head. When having your pet’s photograph taken, I always do my best to get that special expression from them, whether that’s an “I love you” expression or “I want that treat!”.

6. The Trickster

Is your cat a feind for that bit of ribbon? Does your dog give a high five or play dead? Whatever the trick is, it can be great to capture them on camera! From action shots of agility training to a high five with a shy pup. Capture these special moments to keep you smiling forever!





Now it’s over to you, What was your favourite quirky shot? Do you have your own shots you’d love to share? I can’t wait to see them!

If you haven’t managed to get a creative angle shot of your pets yet, drop me a message and we can have a chat!

New pet photography studio and halloween with dylan the rescue dog tall composit image with 4 dog photos

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