In my life working as a family photographer I am often asked if it’s ok for families to bring along their dog to the shoot – and my answer is always a massive yes!! I know from experience that dogs are part of the family – we have a gorgeous little dog ourselves and there’s no way I would leave her out of any family portraits we were having taken.
So earlier this year I met up with this lovely family in their home for a relaxed photography session, to capture some fun moments as well as portraits of the parents with their two daughters and beloved dog.
We started off taking photos in various rooms of their very stylish London home, as well as in their garden. And I’m very pleased to say that their extremely well-behaved family pet made it into nearly all of the photos, apart from when the sisters had a huge lightsaber fight (the younger girl is a huge Star Wars fan!) at which point the dog rapidly retreated to a place of safety.
After capturing some natural family portraits in their home, we headed off to the local park to get some outside shots, of course with their well-trained dog trotting along behind us. One of my favourite shots of the day if where the dog is holding up his paw to earn a treat, which is held high by the younger daughter. It’s one of the favourite things my children like to do with our little dog – it does always look extremely cute but I’m sure she ends up with way too many treats this way J
I loved this family and dog photography session so much and I was delighted to hear the family were overjoyed with the photos too. If you’d like your family and pet photographed – (it doesn’t have to be a dog, I’m happy to include any pets, within reason!) please do get in touch so we can arrange a fun photo session for your whole family.