Get the kids ready…comb everyone’s hair…hope they smile! That is just part of the preparation required for a family photo shoot. But if you have four legged friends do not forget to bring them along for the shoot! If your family dog(s) or cat(s) are a vital part of your family, speak to your family photographer about including them in your photo shoot. Why? Because they provide years of laughter and unconditional love and become a part of our family. Here are just a couple of reasons to keep your pets in mind when scheduling your family photo session.

PETS ARE PART OF OUR FAMILY

For many of us, our pets were our first kids. They were the “test run” to see if we could care for another living being. The bonds that we have with our pets are strong and run deep. Just about anyone that had family pets growing up can remember great details about them. Their favorite toy, where they liked to be scratched, so on and so forth. Including them in our family photos solidifies their place in our history. Capturing their special qualities makes family photos even more special.

THEIR LIVES ARE SHORT BUT THEIR IMPACT IS LONG LASTING

Pet ownership, especially dogs, has many physical and psychological benefits that are easily overlooked. Puppies have been shown to improve childhood cognitive, social and motor development. Even a small improvement at the right time in any of these areas will make an enormous difference years later.

The American Kennel Club (AKC) points out that scientific research has proven that dogs are important to our long-term happiness and health. The AKC says that dogs relieve stress, make us happy and more social just to name a few of the more important benefits. Why not include them in family photos?

TRUST A LOCAL BOISE FAMILY PHOTOGRAPHER

Experience means a lot, especially when it comes to saving time and getting the images you want. The more subjects in the photo, the more important experience becomes. Small children and pets can be difficult to control in the best of times, let alone when trying to capture a memory! Call a Boise family photographer that has a proven track record of dealing with large families. What they have learned over the years will make your session go much smoother while giving you the finished products you want!