Vallejo, California, US
i have a studio dog who is always at my shoots. she is an english bulldog that is just a cuddle bunny! she is the third bully i have had and she is just a great damn dog! i have a house above my commercial space below which is my studio. it is a huge building so she doesn't get in the way or she goes outside in the yard to lay in the sun. all my clients love her.
Nov 05 12 08:30 pm Link
Middle Island, New York, US
As with all things, you ASK. I would say you use common sense and ask, but most people dont have that or enough respect for one another as humans enough to simply ask a question they dont know the answer to.
There are a number of reasons why you could and couldnt. Its not always about you, being the model or photographer. There are other people involved that you have to consider. This goes for anything in a shoot. It should be spoken about beforehand and put in writing and discussed.
Allergies could ruin a shoot.
So could fear.
Nov 05 12 08:50 pm Link
Brooklyn, New York, US
There was a thread last year about model who was attacked by a "friendly" dog at a shoot.
She was bitten on her face..needed surgery afterwards I believe.
Nov 05 12 09:30 pm Link
Houston, Texas, US
I actually have a potential client wanting to bring dogs as part of a shoot. The only reason this is being discussed is that fact that I'd be getting paid. The dogs are still a source of concern though as I don't know what's going to be done about them for the parts of the shoot that they aren't going to be in. I've considered splitting the shoot so that the dogs would only be present when they were desired.
There was one point were a puppy was discussed as part of a pin-up shoot, but again, the animal is there for the shoot.
But a model just bringing a dog? Very unlikely.
I showed up at a model's place to do a shoot and the roommate's HUGE dog just about tried to kill me (dogs usually like me). I didn't stay long.
Nov 05 12 10:07 pm Link
Chicago, Illinois, US
Matt Knowles wrote:
This. From someone who shops, walks, eats, sleeps and pisses with her dog; you do not need to shoot with your dog.
Nov 05 12 10:26 pm Link
Portland, Oregon, US
As with any other job, you should not bring anything superfluous without prior, specific permission from the photographer.
Nov 05 12 10:32 pm Link
Windsor, Ontario, Canada
Bob the bulldog goes everywhere I go. If I'm in 1st Class, Bob is next to me.
Nov 05 12 11:03 pm Link
Plymouth, England, United Kingdom
Personally I wouldn't be taking a pet along to any shoot. Whether my dog was friendly or not, it would not be coming to work with me...
Nov 06 12 11:25 am Link
Denver, Colorado, US
I spent about six months traveling non-stop for modeling. My dog traveled with me. Most of the time, she stayed where I was staying while I went to shoots. I did have a few shoots that were between major markets though, and therefore weren't places that I was actually staying over night.
There were about a half dozen or so times when Jitterbug was going to need somewhere to go while I was shooting. In those cases, I checked with the photographer very early into the negotiations and planning- they all said it was okay to bring her along. I set up her crate (it takes about 30 seconds), she went right in, and snoozed away through the shoots. It was pretty simple, all in all.
I still get asked about her from time to time by photographers or couchsurfing hosts that have met her.
Nov 06 12 08:24 pm Link
Los Angeles, California, US
I unfortunately have to ask everyone if they have cats or animals with fur at their studio.
I'm not allergic to them but my mom is and often times my stuff that I bring to/from is put with my mom's stuff at her place and so fur is a no-no.
Just be safe and ask the photographer in question.
Nov 06 12 09:56 pm Link
Rīga, Rīga, Latvia
I've seen dogs in studio few times.. well, it could turn out as a disaster or it could turn out nice. It depends on dog and people in studio. As I'm cat person I would prefer to leave dogs outside
Nov 07 12 03:37 am Link
Dunwoody, Georgia, US
I like animals better than I like most people. I'd probably opt to shoot with the dog instead of the model.
Nov 07 12 04:14 am Link
Haddon Heights, New Jersey, US
If I had to choose between a model bringing an escort or a dog to a shoot, the dog wins.
Nov 07 12 04:26 am Link
Orlando, Florida, US
So long as you don't mind puppies . . . my "boy" Jake is VERY friendly . . .
Nov 07 12 11:41 am Link
Newport, Wales, United Kingdom
As oi said 'if it is well behaved' ie no pissing and shutting lol so thats irrilavent , I took him too my shoot in the iow and he did nothing but lie on the floor sleeping so hes really not as bad as some people class pets as on here , also I would tell/ask the photographer before hand , most people want too shoot him anyway as he is a husky and very beautiful and stays still for photos !
And I see someone made a point about boarding costs especially if you are away from the house for more than 12 hours that would have to be something to consider, he doesnt come everythime as if im away from my house for more than 1t hours ill give the person a option to either me bring him or for him to cover the board.
Nov 08 12 09:09 am Link
Oxnard, California, US
My dog-pony is to big for that nonsense.....
Nov 08 12 10:00 am Link
Los Angeles, California, US
I mind. I really really mind.
Nov 08 12 10:12 am Link
Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
DavidCoward Photography wrote:
Got into trouble with a model when I did opt to shoot her Dobe puppy instead of her.
Nov 08 12 10:13 am Link
Madison, Alabama, US
Unless an animal is part of the shoot than why in the world would anyone (model, photographer, MUA, etc) want an animal at a shoot?
I would never allow any animal including a dog at a shoot unless that animal was part of the shoot. My liability insurance only covers animals that are part of the photographic process so it is not a risk I am willing to take unless the animal is part of a the shoot.
Nov 08 12 10:36 am Link
Richmond, Indiana, US
Sure if it's your seeing eye dog; if you walked.
If you drove with just you and the dog, then your seeing-eye-dog is REALLY welcome!
... other wise a mature reasonably intelligent person shouldn't have to ask.
Nov 13 12 06:16 pm Link
Vineland, New Jersey, US
Dogs are some of my favorite animals. I'll always take time to pet them, rub their stomachs, etc etc if they aren't the kind of dog that will try eating me just for being in their presence. I certainly wouldn't go out of my way to hurt a dog.
That said ... I wouldn't bring my dog to any other job unless it was part of my job (IE K9 cop, seeing eye dog, etc). I certainly wouldn't tell my doctor that the dog is well behaved so they shouldn't have a problem with a dog in their office.
Nov 13 12 06:28 pm Link
Toledo, Ohio, US
I've had dogs in on several portrait shoots. Not counting when I was shooting at the model's home, I've had the model's dog there for 2 shoots. One, she asked to bring them (2 dogs) and one posed with her.
http://www.modelbrigade.com/index.php?p … §ion=view
Nov 15 12 10:37 am Link
Newcastle upon Tyne, England, United Kingdom
i usually drive the model to the location...there's no way the dogs getting in my car!
Nov 15 12 05:03 pm Link
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
I love dogs.
Always had them at home since childhood.
"Never work with animals or children." W.C. Fields
Nov 15 12 11:57 pm Link
Los Angeles, California, US
Doubt anyone would want to shoot my dog...
On a more serious note, I'd never take a pet to a shoot unless it was specifically discussed and that concept is welcomed by all parties involved. I'd also be very hesitant to ask under most circumstances as I've noticed pet concepts can be a real hit or miss.
Nov 16 12 12:27 am Link
Paris, Île-de-France, France
Everyone will be different. I love dogs and live in Paris. So here you can. Although I usually leave the dogs on the balcony as one of my kids is allergic and my studio is a live in atelier d'artiste.
Nov 16 12 12:34 am Link
Quakertown, Pennsylvania, US
I really don't see why one would need to bring a dog. I guess there's cases where they are emotional support? I forget the legitimate term for them, but it is possible to register animals as one's "emotional support", but I think that's used more if you want to bring your pet to a restaurant or something.
The one photographer I worked with did have pets in her home, but they were of little nuisance. The cats stayed in the basement, the dog stayed in the other room, except for when a family member let it outside to do its business. Pretty huge dog too.
Nov 16 12 05:46 am Link
Chino Hills, California, US
Great as long as it gets along with mine lol. If it's a very small production, I'd encourage it if the dog is well-behaved.
A big production with stylists, MUA's and assistants in a lovely mansion, you might want to pass.
Only you know if its going to wee in a nice studio, knock over $$$$ equipment, bug you...etc....But if he/she is mellow, I personally like it.
I can understand other people's concerns and experiences though. And if I was still modeling, I'd ask. Matter of fact, I ask the model if its okay with him/her for me to bring Petie (the chihuahua).
p.s. A great studio I use has a 'studio dog'...gets along with everyone. Had a blast with Petie...they encouraged me to bring him. I absolutely wasn't going to take him to a studio until I learned from my friend that there's a dog there...so when I confirmed the time slot I asked the owner.
Nov 24 12 12:34 am Link
Las Vegas, Nevada, US
Me and my dog on one shoot, she came with me to a few......
http://www.fargosisters.com/serendipity … riend.html
Nov 24 12 02:21 am Link
Bristol, England, United Kingdom
I have used dogs for two reasons.
1. Security on set. Two huge stormtrooper security types with two huge dogs. Useful in some city fashion shooting at night, no-one dares harass the models or steals equipment etc. Useful in music industry environment etc.
2. Jewellery/accessories models.
Nov 24 12 04:28 am Link
New York, New York, US
I love dogs.
That is all.
Nov 24 12 06:27 am Link