I love taking family portraits. No two families are ever the same, and that certainly keeps my job interesting! And perhaps because my own little furry babies are such an integral part of my family, I am always excited when a client wants to include his or her pets as part of a family session.
I recently met Ms. A, who was fostering three sweet puppies for POODLE RESCUE HOUSTON until they were old enough to be adopted. She asked me to do a photo session for her so she would have pictures of her foster pups as well as her own dogs; and I was more than happy to oblige! So, I traveled to her home where I took both posed and candid photos. These are a few of my favorites:
First, we have the "family portrait" where I managed to get everyone to look at me at the same time - no small feat!
Here are a couple of photos of the adorable foster pups, who have since been adopted and are now living in their forever homes:
This is little Monique, who is clearly the independent one of the trio!
And here are roly-poly Christopher and sweet Chanelle. Aren't they adorable?!
Next up are a couple of photos of Ms. A and her "grown-up" babies:
We wanted to include casual, every day photos. So Ms. A. sat down and played with her four-legged family members while I took pictures. I love the results!
Look at the love and devotion on this girl's face for her human mama!
Remember, a family doesn't have to be human. Families are not just made up of people related to you by blood or marriage. Families are comprised of those you love, who love you back. To me, that includes pets and lifelong friends. When is the last time you had family pictures made?