The first year we were married, I completely spaced on holiday cards. Once we started to receive them from our friends and family, it felt almost too late to get it done. Next year, I told myself. So the hubby and I were adamant about sending out cards. I wanted it to include a family portrait, including our pup, Hunter. If we were still living in Maryland, we would have called over a friend to take some pictures. But with our recent move to Connecticut and too early to call silly favors from our friends, we thought we’d give this whole self-timer thing a try.
I highly recommend against self-timer with a pet, and here’s why: you need someone behind the camera trying to get the dog’s attention. They could hold a treat or call out to the dog, or any number of ways to get him/her to look at towards the camera. Without that person there, the dog will never look at the camera. Never. No matter how many times you point, it. will. not. happen.
Luckily our pup Hunter is a very low-energy dog that was willing to sit with us for quite a while, and Stephen was being a great sport about the whole thing, so we eventually snapped a few pictures to choose from. Did I mention it was drizzling during our photoshoot?
(Hunter’s thoughts in italics)
…uhhh so what do we do now?
You guys want to play fetch?
I can’t keep my eyes open. any. longer!
wait, I should be looking… where?
GQ. bam. done.