The old saying goes, “Never work with children or animals,” but photos including both usually end up being the best images in a shoot and I just love including them in a session.
Pets are a big part of the family so it’s a great opportunity to make memories for you and your children to cherish forever. I recommend bringing your pets in towards the end of a shoot, when everybody is a bit more relaxed. Plus, leaving it to the end means your carefully planned outfits stay clean and tidy!
It’s evident in the photos you can create, that animals bring such joy to children. I like to let them just have fun with the kids as it draws out their personalities. An added benefit is that it’s a natural way for more shy children to relax and forget the camera.
Dogs are of course are the most popular choice to include in your photos, but you could also include ponies, cats, rabbits, guinea pigs, birds, turtles, rats, bearded dragons or any other pet you have at home.