Have you ever wondered if a photographer has a “favorite shot” that they love to get during a photo session? To be honest, I guess every shot of a dog during a photo session could be considered a “favorite” – haha! I do admit to having one – especially if a client shows up to the session with some adorable kickass boots. I call it my “barks and boots” shot (thanks to the Abalos family for giving it a name!). This image is simply the dog in a sit, stand, or down wedged in between the owner’s boots. This isn’t for all dogs. We try it.. but if the dog needs that “bubble of space” (like my own husky), we move on.
I’ve had clients ask during phone consultations, “can we get the picture with the boots?” Also, “What kind of boots should I wear?”
This post is going to address MY top 3 boot styles to wear for our outdoor photo session!
You can’t go wrong with a tall, stylish boot! These can be worn all year around, but best for autumn. I love a tall brown leather boot to complement rich, autumn colors. They also work great with rustic backdrops like barn doors.
Puddles! Gotta love them! There’s nothing better than pops of fun colors that rain boots offer. They work for the beach, backyard, just about anywhere! No rain needed to enjoy the results. Rain boots are perfect for spring and summer sessions. Do you have a favorite color? Hunter boots seem to be the most common!
I LOVE boots on the kiddos! The colors are so much fun!
Winter boots, SNOW boots! Perfect for snow, cold AND even the beach on those chilly days! That little puppy, Archie, that you see? He’s now 3 times the size and his mom is the one who gave me the “barks and boots” name that has stuck with me!
What style is YOU favorite? Coment below – I’d love to know! Do the winter boots twist your arm to schedule a snow session? If so, click below to fill out an inquiry! Get your cute boots on an let’s have some fun with your pup!
This post is part of a blog circle featuring professional pet photographers from around the world! Click on the link at the end of each post and follow along. Next up in our circle Nicole Hrustyk of Pawtraits by Nicole explains what to wear for your dog’s portrait session. I can’t wait to read what Nicole shares! Enjoy!
Love the colors of the rain boots and Ivy’s snow boots photo.
I love all these colorful boots! I’m feeling a little jealous that we don’t need anything but flip-flops here. haha
Oh my knee-high burgundy Dr. Marten boots, that have become a year-round staple in my wardrobe, are just begging for a shoot like this! Love seeing all the different styles within this theme!
I love this blog post! Boots are so versatile and so full of character and personality! I’m so happy to know a fellow boot fanatic. Your images are gorgeous, as always. =)