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7 Holiday Dog Photo Ideas For the Camera Shy Pup (actually for anyone!)

It can be hard to find dog holiday photoshoot ideas for those perfect dog holiday pictures. This is especially true with a camera shy pup!

It may be tempting to put on a holiday dog outfit and point that camera and shoot away but if your dog is anything like mine they will not turn out like the @mensweardog, the most stylish and the most talented outfit posing dog in the world, or @dougthepug, where each outfit is full of personality.

No, he will instead look shamed with ears flat and sad humiliated eyes not worthy of a dog holiday themed photo.

With these dog holiday photoshoot ideas that can all change and you can have some great dog holiday photos to not only preserve memories but put on cards and season up that feed all while keeping the camera shy pup happy.

Play up the Background

Instead of dressing up your dog focus on a holiday-themed background.  Simply take a natural shot of your dog in front of a holiday background to add seasonal flare to your dog holiday photoshoot.

If you do not have a holiday-themed background take a photo in front of white space and use background remover and add on in Canva.  Steal this dog holiday photo idea from us.

Add Small Holiday Outfit Touches

A great dog holiday photo idea is to use small Holiday touches in your dog photos like a dog bandana or collar.

This small touch may be all that you need to make that Holiday themed card scream happy holidays.

We see a lot of Santa and antlers out there but for our camera shy pups those still don’t pass non-humiliation test and we still get a sad-looking puppy shot.

With small holiday outfits your dog can wear them throughout the holidays and you can get a candid shot without going through the struggle of making them pose.

Get Close

Who doesn’t love a good close-up of a doggy toe or nose? #boop

One of my favorite dog holiday photo ideas is to get that close-up you love and then throw in a present to add to the holiday dog theme.

Worried about the camera shy pup?  Use treats to add curiosity.

Dog photo Idea #4 Adjust the Frame

 Habits are hard to break but for a fun dog photo idea try adjusting your dog’s placement in the camera lens frame.

By adjusting the camera frame you can focus on some cute dog eyes and get a better peak into your dog’s personality.  You can bring a Holiday theme in many ways like a holiday themed collar, background, or bow tie.

Play With Perspective

For a fun dog photo idea try looking down or up at your pup with the camera.

So often we take photos where it is convenient for us.  Adjust your position or your dogs position to get that great shot.

 If you are looking down at your pup you can add holiday themed frames to your photos like wreaths and lights.

Take it Outdoors

Getting that perfect holiday shot indoors can be difficult.  Christmas lights are hard to calibrate. Actually, any unnatural light for that matter is difficult to get right in a dog photoshoot.

Take your photoshoot outdoors for some fun shots in the winter weather, in nature and near an outdoor Christmas tree.

Our favorite dog holiday photo ideas include dogs that show their personality and most times that is far easier to do outside.

Play Up Prop Placement

A regular cute dog photo can turn into a Holiday shot with some handy holiday props.

The Holidays are filled with props, like a present, a bow, a wreath, and more.

Use props for some fresh dog photo ideas instead of a dressed-up dog to get that Dog Holiday shot.

Have some more dog photo ideas for the holidays?  Let us know in the comments below and of course, share your holiday photos with us by tagging us @popularpetpals

Once your done preserving those memories with the perfect dog holiday photoshoot don’t forget to share them on Instagram with our holiday Instagram and hashtag tips here.

Check out our Fun Discussion on Everything Dog Media with more dog photo ideas and tips in our bookMotherpuppin’ Adorable: What to do when your dog is better than everyone else’swhere we discuss everything dog in a fun way!

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