Maternity photos with golden retriever

Maternity photos with a golden retriever?  Yes please!! When Meredith first contacted me about maternity photos, she mentioned wanting to include her one year old dog in some of the photos, and I was all for it.  I absolutely love it when clients include pets for their sessions!  I have a big soft spot for dogs in particular, and I was so excited to hear that she’d be bringing Clover with for her session.

Clover was very well behaved, but as a one year old puppy, she still had a lot of energy.  There wasn’t a lot of snuggling with Meredith’s belly, but she did love the treats that were brought with, and that was enough for her to sit still for some photos.

Meredith chose a Free People dress and an ASOS dress from my studio wardrobe collection, and they both looked absolutely beautiful on her!  We did photos with and without Clover, and I love how they turned out.


A few helpful tips for those who would like to bring their furry family members along for photos:

1). A good long walk beforehand is always a great start.  Dogs (and kids!) can sometimes get overly excited when they’re in a new place, so having them worn out a bit beforehand will help things go smoothly.

2). Bring along your pup’s favorite treats – something that will help your pet listen and cooperate for photos.

3). If you have a squeaky toy, bring that along as well.  I like to hold it while photographing your pet, so I can squeeze it and quickly take their photo while I have their attention.


Here are some favorites from my session with Meredith and Clover:


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I am a custom portrait photographer in Lino Lakes, Minnesota specializing in maternity, newborn, baby, and family photography. Serving the general Twin Cities area, including (but not limited to) Minneapolis, St. Paul, Anoka, Andover, Apple Valley, Blaine, Brooklyn Park, Burnsville, Coon Rapids, Eagan, Edina, Forest Lake, Hugo, Lino Lakes, Maple Grove, Maplewood, Minnetonka, New Brighton, North Oaks, Richfield, Roseville, Shoreview, Stillwater, Vadnais Heights, Wayzata, White Bear Lake, and more.


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