Part of yesterday’s shoot was the family dog. Boots is a 16 year old terrier complete with grey hairs and a fiercely protective nature. Having photos of the family pet can be just as important to some people as having photographs of their children, so it is essential to ensure the family pet is in some of the family groups.
It can be difficult to organise the children and the dog and still get a balanced photo but in the end it is just a case of doing your best and hoping that you have something that will make the family happy when they view it. When we were finished taking the family shots I took some time to get some individual shots of the family pet that they could treasure for years to come.