Yes! I can photograph reactive dogs.

Every dog deserves their moment in the spotlight, but for those with reactive tendencies, traditional photography sessions can be daunting. As a dog photographer with personal experience navigating the unique challenges of both having and photographing reactive dogs, I understand the importance of creating a safe and comfortable environment for you and especially your dog. My own beloved companion, Tyra, was dog reactive, and through our journey together, I learned invaluable lessons on how to make photography sessions more enjoyable and less stressful for everyone involved.

Every Session Starts with a Consultation:

Before we book your session we will connect with a phone/zoom call where you can tell me about your dog. I want to know everything! What they like, what they don't like, challenges they may have, their lifestyle, anything and everything that is important to know. Knowing these things help me set your dog up for success during their session.

Choose the Right Location:

Selecting the appropriate location is important to a successful photoshoot with a reactive dog. If your dog is reactive to noise or other dogs we can pick a quiet place where your pup feels most comfortable. This can be your home, a quiet park or other place they love to be and feel comfortable. There are many options.


Flexibility is key when working with reactive dogs. I am always prepared to accommodate your dog's needs and comfort level throughout the session. It may take them some time to adjust to being around me or at our location if it is new to them and that's okay. We will go with the flow and do what's best for your pup. The bottom line is capturing the perfect shot is important to me, but not at the expense of your pup's well-being.

Reactivity to People:

If your dog is reactive to people I can usually work with that too and just use a different lens to be further away during the session.

Getting Ready for the Session:

Once you book your session I will send you my session prep guide that has lots of tips and tricks to help you get ready for our session. I cover what to wear, what to do before a session, the ordering appointment and more. You will have everything you need to feel confident and prepared for your session. Of course if you have other questions you can always reach out and ask me, I am happy to help you!

Photographing a reactive dog may present its challenges, but with patience, understanding, and the right approach, it's absolutely possible to capture beautiful moments that you'll cherish for years to come.

Ready to book your session?