Photographer Puts Dogs In A Special Photobooth And Captures Their Reactions (36 Pics)

When you are photographing animals, you never know for sure what pictures you’re gonna get. But that’s part of the charm.

Combining her love for dogs and everything vintage, photographer Lynn Terry has invited a colorful pack to pose in her custom-made photo booth.

“I had these old curtains that looked like old photo booth curtains [so] I tested the idea out while working on a calendar for the local rescue featuring their pit bulls,” Terry told Bored Panda. “I wasn’t sure it would work sort of boxing them in. So my first plan was to take the photos and apply a vintage look with some antique frames that I had.”

The first two pups who modeled for her were living together and were comfortable being in each other’s “dog space.” During the shoot, they spontaneously started kissing and it immediately rolled out into a sequence where Terry could see their little thought bubbles: “First let’s look at the camera and smile, then let’s look at each other, ok, now quick, make out!”

The photographer absolutely loved it, so she kept playing around with the concept. Eventually, the images went viral and she even published a book called Tails from the Booth.

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Grumble O’Pug10 hours ago

Sneaking a kiss in 3!!2ReplyView more comments

You could say Terry’s journey toward this project started a while ago. After graduating college, she got a Fine Arts degree with a photography emphasis. After that, she got a job at a commercial/advertising photography studio to start off her career.

“I didn’t have pets as a child,” Terry said. “I was given a dog for my birthday in college. I started using my pet as my subject a lot. I was so smitten with her and wanted to start doing more for rescue dogs. I began fostering for a small local rescue group and taking photos. This was back when neither taking photos for rescue groups nor iPhones were a thing.”#2 

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VeryBoredPanda10 hours ago

It went from calm to crazy…. the third one says, halp me hooman!!!1ReplyView more comments#3 

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“They saw the uptick in adoptions with the help of the photos. It slowly evolved into people asking me to take photos of their dogs. It was a slow climb into a full-fledged business. Back then, people laughed often at people spending money to take photos of their pets. When clients would reach out, it was almost with a whispered request and a ‘please don’t laugh at me.’ I am thrilled that the general acceptance of including and valuing our pets as family has changed over the years.”#4 

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AWWWWW THEY’RE SOO CUTE1ReplyView more comments

Once Terry started the book, she was trying to focus on all the different breeds, as well as mutts. At this point she had been working with animal rescue and was able to make casting calls and get lots of volunteers. “I tried to work with siblings who lived in the same home. It’s sort of a big ask to put two strangers in a space together—human or four-legged,” Terry explained. “Most often if I tried that, there was no real chemistry.”

A typical photo session of one group would take about an hour or so. Terry started by putting them in the booth and rewarding them. If they were like “OK, this is cool,” she might’ve started taking photos right away. But if the dogs were confused, they got more treats and were able to sniff around and calm themselves down. Then, Terry would try again.#6 

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Grumble O’Pug10 hours ago

Smooches!!!!!0ReplyView more comments#7 

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Grumble O’Pug10 hours ago

Excellent side-eye in number 2!!!7ReplyView more comments#8 

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“I would do this until they thought ‘OK, this is fun, I get a treat each time I am here.’ Most dog photo sessions are training exercises. Set them up for success. If a dog isn’t having it, don’t force it.”

Once on set, Terry would do three or four rounds. First, she tried to achieve a shot of the dogs smiling at the camera. Then, after a break, the dogs might’ve made a funny face (usually seen as an outtake or mistake shot because they aren’t that flattering). Another break. During round three, Terry tried something different. Like a serious or skeptical look. “I might make noises that confuse them to get this,” she said. One more break. Round four. Maybe the dog has a special talent? What about if Terry breaks out the peanut butter or throws treats and tries to get kissing images or crazy faces? Success? Finished!#9 

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Angela B7 hours ago

Can you do THIS? Yup, I can do THIS!5ReplyView more comments#10 

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Zena Marsh7 hours ago

“Think we’ll get a reward for doing this?”1Reply#11 

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Jill6 hours ago

Sharpeeeiiii!1ReplyView more comments#12 

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Grumble O’Pug10 hours ago

Sweethearts!!!!0ReplyView more comments#13 

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Puppy Lover9 hours ago

staring contest.1ReplyView more comments#14 

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Zena Marsh6 hours ago

“What do human mean by smile?”0ReplyView more comments#15 

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Zena Marsh6 hours ago

Lovely colour combination2Reply#16 

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Puppy Lover9 hours ago

The middle puppies like… i do exist!!5ReplyView more comments#17 

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Zena Marsh6 hours ago

4th photo: “I’m outta here.”2Reply#18 

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Puppy Lover9 hours ago

Awwww ROTTIES!!!! I love rottweilers. As dogo’s they often get a bad rep, but they’re total sweethearts! You can tell just by their expressions and eyes that these are good puppa’s!!!3ReplyView more comments#19 

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Zena Marsh6 hours ago

3rd Photo: “Don’t do that again”2ReplyView more comments#20 

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Angela B6 hours ago

Made me laugh out loud! Thank you!1ReplyView more comments#21 

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Zena Marsh6 hours ago

Bottom left; Howling at the Moon0ReplyView more comments#22 

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Angela B6 hours ago

Frenchies (and Bostons) are total clowns…. love it!0ReplyView more comments#23 

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Zena Marsh6 hours ago

Love the expressions2ReplyView more comments#24 

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Blake Ingram8 hours ago

Australian Cattle Herders (I think that’s the name, though, if I’m mistaken, correct me, please) are the best. My sister has 2 of them.1ReplyView more comments#25 

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Zena Marsh6 hours ago

Lovely trio0ReplyView more comments#26 

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Weim Central5 hours ago

Nice smiles!0Reply#27 

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Angela B6 hours ago

He said what? Really? And then she said? ROFL!!!!!0ReplyView more comments#28 

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Zena Marsh6 hours ago

“Which one’s going on our passports?”1ReplyView More Replies…View more comments#29 

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Puppy Lover9 hours ago

Gymnasts and models in the making.1ReplyView more comments#30 

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Zena Marsh6 hours ago

“Human has a camera…..”0ReplyView more comments#31 

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Zena Marsh6 hours ago

Bottom right: “that never happened, right?”1Reply#32 

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Susan Green3 hours ago

My earz is special!0Reply#33 

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ThatOneCrazyFanGirl10 hours ago

Rockin those Glasses 😎🐶0ReplyView more comments#34 

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ThatOneCrazyFanGirl10 hours ago

F L O O F2ReplyView more comments#35 

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Susan Green3 hours ago

Oh my! This is cute!0Reply#36 

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Why the clipped ears?0Reply

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Rokas is a writer at Bored Panda with a BA in Communication. After working for a sculptor, he fell in love with visual storytelling and enjoys covering everything from TV shows (any Sopranos fans out there?) to photography. Throughout his years in Bored Panda, over 235 million people have read the posts he’s written, which is probably more than he could count to. Read more »

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