. . . the one you have with you!
The quiet moments together, when your pets are completely comfortable, are some of the times you'll always want to remember. Often, they won't do those same behaviors with someone else around, so even the best professional pet photographer wouldn't be able to really capture those intimate moments.
Taking your own memorable photographs couldn't be easier these days; if your phone is on the coffee table and your dog is being adorable next to you, you can reach over and snap a picture without disturbing him.
If your cat is sitting on your chest, inches from your face, you can capture your exact point of view in that moment. No one else can do that!
Even professional pet photographers with fancy cameras still love to take pictures of their own pets with anything that might be close by. I've asked some of our photographer members to share photos they love, taken with "everyday" equipment:
Christine Geschwill - iPhone 8
Blue Grace Photography
This is my oldest, Grace, my Therapy Dog, who has been working tirelessly the past 2 weeks in the aftermath of the school shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland. This picture was taken on Wednesday, the students first day back to school. Grace was chilling out during Yoga Class. These students are amazing.
Jennifer McClain Singleton - iPhone 6
The Single Frame
Here’s one of our 3 cats. He’s in one of his favorite lounging spots, on the back of the rocking chair, and I love that he still sleeps here (or tries to; he barely fits), as this was one of the first sleeping spots he found when he came home from the shelter as a 4 month old kitten.
Sue Lax - Samsung Galaxy s6
Star Paws Photography
This is a phone pic of Millie, one of our two Bedlington Terriers, having a cuddle with her ‘Gran’ (my 80 year old mum). I love it simply because Millie is so happy and relaxed - as is my mum! They completely adore each other and always snuggle up like this when we visit.
Sarah Ernhart - Pentax film camera
Sarah Beth Photography
This picture brings back so many memories! I had just gotten Simon from the Humane Society; it was my last year of college, in my first apartment on my own. He's less than a year old here, and he LOVED sitting in this weird crocheted basket thing I found at a thrift store. I'd swing him back and forth in it, and he'd play with this plastic necklace tied to the top. Now that he's nearly 15, it's nice to look back and remember how silly and active he used to be.