Pets are our extended family, so it is only natural if you want to include your pet at wedding. However, you need to be careful as not every pet loves being among many strangers, and thus can behave in an unpredictable manner. To help you craft timeless memories with your fur baby for your Chicago wedding photography, I have prepared 3 essential tips!
It is always a great idea to let your guest know in advance that you will include your pet. You can provide this information on the save the date cards, invitation, and even on the website. In this way, you will show your care for anyone dealing with fears or allergies, so they know what to expect.
Your pet will look cute in a tux or a bow tie but make sure it fits properly and your pet is comfortable to enjoy the day. I would recommend you keep the accessories simple to avoid any pitfalls. Double-check if any of the accessories are a hazard to your pet.
In addition, make sure your fur baby is comfortable in larger crowds. If this causes your pet anxiety, you can have it brought only for your Chicago wedding photography portraits. I will make sure to capture the best candid shots of you three!
Moreover, I always recommend couples bring their pets to their chosen Chicago wedding venues, so they can get to know the area.
It’s lovely to have your beloved pet celebrate and enjoy your day, but it’s equally important to allow yourself time to relax. So to enjoy yourself comfortably, you can hire a pet sitter who can be responsible for taking care of the pet throughout the day.
As an optional bonus tip – one of the best ways to include your pet as part of the day is by booking an engagement session. You can bring your fur baby and see how it goes – look at it as a test drive. Don’t hesitate to connect if you are looking for professional Chicago wedding photography. I would love to be part of your celebrations and joy.