Tips on choosing the best photographs for your portrait...
Lighting and Color
Pose and Personality
One of the most important things is to choose a pose that depicts the personality you want represented in your pet's portrait. The "pose" includes the expression on your dog's face.
Other Pets and Toys
If you want your pet's portrait to include another animal or a favorite toy, I will need photos of all the subjects (dogs, toys, etc.) together so I can see what size they are in proportion to one another. They do not need to be in their "final" portrait pose in these photos.