Pose your pup on top of something to add visual interest. P.S. if you're using your iPhone to take photos, portrait mode will give you a beautiful soft background while keeping your pup in sharp focus.
Photos by: @Laurendobish. Shop the Aspen Plaid Bandana and Sunflower Bow Tie Collar.
Tip #3: Use a Prop
Pumpkin patches offer more than just lots and lots of pumpkins. They're usually filled with other fun props like hay bales, corn mazes, scarecrows and more. We love the idea of putting your pup in a a rustic vehicle like a cute red wagon, pickup truck or tractor to get a different perspective and stay true to the farm vibes.
Photo by: @sumothegoldendoodle. Shop the Black Windowpane Bandana.
Photo by: @captainandtony. Shop the Dusty Blue Windowpane Bandana.
Photo by: @sweetboysodo. Shop the Pumpkin Spice Bandana.
Tip #4: Personalized Pumpkin
Pose with a custom jack-o-lantern! All dogs deserve their own pumpkin carving and we can't think of a better way to greet trick-or-treaters on Halloween night. Making a custom carving of your dog is easy thanks to these printable dog breed stencils
from BHG (and best of all, they're free!). A total of 24 breeds are represented including Dachshund, Labrador Retriever, Boxer, Pug, Beagle, Boston Terrier, and others. If you have a mixed-breed dog, you may need to get more creative and personalize your dog pumpkin carving stencil by changing the shape or adding little details like shaded patches of fur, or whiskers. Or, you can download vector art of your dog's face (like this doodle drawing
) and create your own stencil with an X-acto knife.
Photo by: @ollieismybestie. Shop the Pumpkin Spice Bandana.
Tip #5: Wow Factor
Go big with a statement-making backdrop like this one by @novathegoldengal taken at Pier 17
in New York City. If you don't have an amazing giant pumpkin arch like this near you, many local pumpkin patches are filled with photo ops. Some, like Craven Farm in Washington state, even have special days
where they welcome you to bring your dogs.
Photo by: @novathegoldengal. Shop the Pumpkin Spice Bandana.
Tip #6: Pawty Time
fur-riends together in coordinating outfits. We love how the Golden pups in @golden_hall_of_fame_hof's mixed it up with a second coordinating print that also incorporated the color orange. Bonus points if you all look at the camera!
Photo by: @golden_hall_of_fame_hof. Shop the Valencia Natural Bandana.
Tip #7: Color Block
Find a fun painted wall (or doorway) to add a splash of color that coordinates with your dog's Fall outfit. This vibrant orange wall in Santa Barbara adds a modern, minimalist color block effect to this photo of Eli in our Pumpkin Spice flannel bandana, a seasonal favorite.
Photo by: @veilstailsphoto. Shop the Pumpkin Spice Bandana.
We hope you have fun with all of your Fall photo ops, and happy Howl-o-ween!