Do you have a dog? How is your dog (or dogs) regarded in your family? Do they sleep outside in a dog house, played with only on the weekends? Do they sleep with your kids and eat under the kitchen table? Or do they sleep on your bed and literally follow you around all day long?
Around my house, our dogs are just like us. They follow orders really well but they are a major part of everything we do. They sleep with us, they go with us places and they serve as lovable additions to our family. Having worked in the veterinary business for 11 years, I love most animals. But dogs hold a special place in my heart. I am drawn to families with dogs.
You are in good company if you love your dogs like I love mine. I am always willing to help make them a part of the session one way or another because it’s my belief that they need to be remembered just like every part of your life. Every dog has a personality all its own and I will never think any different. If your dog doesn’t bite me, we will be great friends forever and for always.
People tell me that I need to just photograph dogs and I tell them, no. I need to photograph dogs that are part of people’s families. Well, because they ARE family.