Even if you have a million photos of your pet on your phone, it is still a great idea to hire a professional photographer to get family photos. Jen and Blair hired Crystal from Chase Magic Photography to take their family photos. In addition to being a Calgary pet photographer, Crystal is also a gallery designer specializing in wall portraits of people and their pets. As you’ll see, the toughest part might be narrowing down the pictures to display.
From Crystal: “My clients Jen and Blair were so easy going and happy. At their consultation, they joked around about the Friends episode where Chandler and Monica were getting portraits done, and Chandler could NOT make a genuine smile. They didn’t want their photos to look like that, and I don’t blame them! Luckily telling them to give me their best Chandler smiles was enough to get a couple of good laughs! They included their dogs, Nemo and Jasper. Nemo (the thin white and tan dog “fox terrier”) is a rescue from our Humane Association in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.
As for their session, we were worried Nemo would freak out about the light rain, as his mom said he hates even spitting rain. But as you can see from the wet spots on his nose, it did rain, and he still impressed me! Having his dog dad nearby eased any nervousness Nemo had. He gazed into my eyes, lovingly as I took his photos. He was so wonderful.
Jasper had a ton of excitement that we had to reign in with lots of treats. As I took photos of Nemo, Jasper barked at us, almost telling me that HE wanted to be in front of the camera! He was hilarious!”
From Jen: “Jasper (the black and white dog) is just hilarious and has so many facial expressions! (eye roll, unimpressed, quintessential puppy dog eyes) and will sometimes nose at your non-petting hand, as if to say: ‘Don’t be lazy!‘ He will give you extra kisses if he knows you’re feeling down.
Nemo is such a sweet dog. He worships Blair and gives the greatest hugs/cuddles. Two crazy things: Nemo sleeps at Blair’s feet in the winter, UNDER the covers, until he comes out gasping for breath/cool air. And he is dead weight. Once Nemo lays down, you can’t move him! He also has us sleeping almost off the bed some nights!”
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Check our Pet-Friendly Photographer Guide to find a photographer near you. There are plenty of pet photographers who are willing to travel to photograph your pets, so don’t be afraid to reach out to them.
About Chase Magic Photography, based in Calgary, Alberta, Crystal specializes in pet photography.
robin rue says
This is just the cutest thing. I never would have thought to include our dog in our family portraits, but what a fun idea.
It was wonderful to learn about this family and their fur babies. All of their photos are stunning.
oh my goodness what a cute little pair these pups are! so so so loving their personalities on camera.
Lisa Favre says
Look at those little faces! They make for the cutest pair. And I love the fact that they’re in Calgary – I’m a fellow Canadian too! Hey there, pups! All the way from Montreal 🙂
Jenn @ EngineerMommy says
These are such adorable pictures. I’m sure this family will treasure these images for a long time. Jasper is so photogenic!
Terri Steffes says
What handsome dogs. I love how they sit so regally. I saw the movie The Art of Racing in the Rain and now all I can think about is if this dog will get to be human next time.
Jamie H says
What adorable family pictures! I would love to get pictures with my kids and all our critters!
I hope you can get some soon!
Denay DeGuzman says
Oh my gosh! What cute pups. I’m especially drawn to Jasper. His adorable personality just leaps off the page!
Ruth I says
I consider spending time with my dogs are therapy. They just enlighten you at all times. The pictures are simply amazing.
Karen Morse says
What a fun photoshoot! I love their names too, so adorable. Looks like Jasper has a lot of energy and you can see that shining through the photos. Nemo’s such a cutie as well.
Such adorable pictures. I am always fond of dogs like Jasper. I love the long hair. Super cute just like the dogs we have in my hometown. 🙂
These dogs are adorable. You can see how much personality they have in the single shots of them. They couple is cute too.
Farrah Less says
Dogs will always have a place in my heart. They are loyal and great companion and worth keeping for.
Amber Killmon says
They are just too cute for words. I’m definitely a dog lover.
What a cute photoshoot. Those dogs are just adorable and how fun to put together a shoot with dogs and their owners.
Amy H says
These pups take the perfect photos! Wow! I love them.
These pups are so adorable! They look happy together! The photos look perfect, they seemed to enjoy the photo session.
Barbies Beauty Bits says
Love idea of a pet friendly photographer. Those photos were great. Love one of our kitties, but people already think I’m a crazy cat lady, so I’m not sure, lol!!!