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Portraits for dogs

Alaska Dog Photographer: Terrier Mix Breed

So I'm not 100% sure of the breeds that make up this sweet guy. But, according to Chewy's human, he's got some Terrier in him for sure, and probably some Dachshund.

Regardless of his mix, one thing is certain... Chewy is downright ADORABLE.

I don't know what it is about the furry ones, but my heart melts when they come through my studio doors. And with Chewy, I just fell head over heels as soon as he and I met.

Chewy waltzed into my studio, ready to roll. He was confident and not the least bit nervous about being in a new place. He and I spent some time getting to know each other while I offered cheesy treats and he sniffed all my studio props and backdrops.

It's so important for dogs to feel comfortable and at home in the studio. Portrait photography can be overwhelming for even the most trained dog. It's my job to make sure they all have a positive experience.

The session started out with some simple close ups of this Terrier Mix Breed dog on my table. He LOVED the treats I had and was eager to work for the cheese. I used his food motivation to my advantage and worked with Chewy to do "sits," and "downs" on the table.

Once it was clear this handsome dog was a photography rock star, we moved to the antique chair I have in my studio. This chair is one of my most favorite props. And when a dog will hang out on the chair, well the portraits are ALWAYS lovely.

Chewy loved the chair and quickly made himself at home as he rested on the seat. Chewy's human and I share the favorite portrait of the session. It's the one with Chewy on the chair as the chair back looks like his crown on top of his head. Just perfect!