Here at Happy Paws, we work with dogs and their owners from all walks of life, and love having diverse conversations to get to know you!

That said, we often receive very similar enquiries in the early stages of our booking process, and we thought we might compile some answers to help save you a little time. Read on to discover some frequently asked questions on animal portraits, the pet photography session itself, gift vouchers, and everything in between!

What is Pet Photography?

Pet photography is a specialised genre of photography focusing on capturing images of pets, ranging from dogs, cats, birds, and other animal companions you may welcome into your life.

It involves taking high-quality, creative photographs that showcase the personality, emotions, and unique characteristics of your pets.

Pet photography can occur in various settings, including professional studios, outdoor environments, or at the pet’s home, and it often requires a photographer skilled in working with animals to capture them in comfortable and natural poses.

The purpose of pet photography? To create lasting memories of the pet for their loving owners, often resulting in beautiful prints, albums, or digital images that can be cherished for years to come.

At Happy Paws studio, we specialise in dog portrait photography, and operate from a studio in Forest Lake, Brisbane.

Why Should I Invest in a Puppy Portrait?

Investing in a puppy portrait is a wonderful way to capture and preserve the precious early moments of your puppy’s life. Puppies grow and change so rapidly, and a professional portrait allows you to immortalise their youthful appearance, playful spirit, and endearing expressions that might otherwise fade over time.

By investing in a professional dog photography experience, you will receive:
  • Quality and Expertise: Professional photographers have the skills, equipment, and expertise to capture high-quality images that truly showcase your puppy’s character in ways that amateur photography could not achieve.
  • Memorable Keepsakes: These portraits become cherished keepsakes, allowing you to look back on and cherish your pet’s youth as they grow older.
  • Emotional Value: A puppy portrait is a celebration of your bond with your pet, capturing the love and connection you share in a tangible form.
  • Artistic Expression: Professional photography offers creative and artistic interpretations of your pet, often using lighting, backgrounds, and poses to create a unique piece of art.
  • Personalised Sessions: Experienced pet photographers can tailor the session to suit your puppy’s personality, ensuring a comfortable and enjoyable experience for both you and your pet.
  • Home Decor: These portraits are not just photos; they can be a beautiful addition to your home decor, adding a personal touch to your living space.
  • Great Gifts: Puppy portraits make for thoughtful and unique gifts for family and friends who may also have a special bond with your pet.

What is the Puppy Portrait Process?

At Happy Paws, your pet photography experience will start with a consultation over the phone. Your photographer will ask about the distinctive qualities of your beloved furry friend, including what sets them apart and your aspirations for the session in our studio.

Once you arrive, we will take some time for your dog to acclimate to the studio environment, ensuring they are comfortable and ready to shine in their photo shoot, even allowing them to play with their favourite toys. The photographer will then focus on capturing your dog’s individuality and endearing traits.

After all the shots are taken, we adjourn to give your pup some time to relax, and then move to our cinema room for a spectacular viewing of the wonderful portraits of your fur baby.

To craft the perfect artwork for you, we believe meticulous planning and collaboration are crucial at each process stage!

How Long Will the Dog Photoshoot Take?

The photography session for your dog will last approximately 2 to 3 hours at our Brisbane studio. We allocate sufficient time for your dog to become comfortable with the studio environment, ensuring they shine during their photo shoot.

After the session concludes, there will be a 15-minute interval for your dog to relax or enjoy some playtime, before we move to the viewing stage.

Can We Bring Multiple Pets to Our Pet Photography Session?

Accommodating multiple furry family members is a joy for us, but we can only welcome a maximum of two dogs from the same household in your pet photography studio session.

Please bring only the pets that are scheduled. If you’d like to include more pets than initially planned, make sure to confirm our availability before your appointment. In cases where adding extra pets isn’t feasible due to time constraints or other factors, and with adequate notice, we’ll propose an alternative time and date for the session (charges for additional pets will be applied).

We always encourage human family members to join in our family pet portraits, too! After all, you are their world, and their love for you surpasses everything.

How Long Will It Take to Receive My Personalised Pet Portrait?

Your order will be ready for delivery, mailing, or collection in 4 to 6 weeks from the date of order placement. It is essential that you examine the order upon collection or receipt to confirm it meets your expectations.

Please be cautious when handling wall art pieces, as they are susceptible to damage. Any harm caused by incorrect handling or mounting falls under the client’s responsibility.

Can I Give a Dog Photoshoot as a Gift?

Yes, you definitely can! With our gift voucher special, you can gift a dog lover in your life with personalised portraits of their fur babies, including:

  • A studio photo session for up to two pets from the same household
  • $100 credit to use for prints, products, and digital files Prints, products, and digital files are additional
  • The value of the voucher is set at over $295, but available for just $195!

Speak with Our Friendly Team Today to Learn More on Our Animal Portraits at Happy

Have further questions? Contact us at Happy Paws today and we would be more than happy to provide all of the information you need.