Since many of my 2020 weddings have rescheduled to next year, I’ve been spending my time with other industry creatives doing social-distancing friendly photoshoots. I have always enjoyed photographing people’s pets, and those portraits usually happen during an at-home family photoshoot, like Melissa and Marc’s. However for this special shoot with Blooms Design House, my sister brought over her 3 month old Holland lop bunny, Marshmallow for some adorable photos in the vignettes that we set up.
Similar to photographing newborns (human newborns!), it’s best to photograph pets during the time of day that they are more calm. For example, Marshmallow was calm and mostly asleep during these photos. Props are always great to have as well. For smaller animals like this bunny, we used an adorable rattan fishing creel stuffed with risers and a soft blanket to give Marshmallow height and comfort. If you don’t have a fishing creel on hand, you can use a rattan basket with a lid, like this Nantucket bike basket.
Just like the time it takes to photograph babies and kids, patience is key when photographing pets. I find that I’m usually able to snap photos for just a few minutes before the pet needs a break, but I don’t mind. These photos were worth the wait!
If you're in the San Diego area and are looking for a photographer for your wedding, then look no further than Mirelle Carmichael Photography! With just about 12 years of full time experience, you are sure to have the most beautiful photos of your wedding day! Mirelle also travels all over California and the world to photograph weddings, including Hawaii, Mexico, and Italy.