It isn't often that families bring their pets to sessions but I actually encourage it! Dogs, cats and other animals are a part of the family after all so why not incorporate them into your lifestyle session? This photo in particular was taken during a family fall session at Smithville Park in Mount Holly by South Jersey portrait photographer Noreen Turner. I love the fall leaves and how the girls' outfits work so well with the foliage and color. We brought the dog in after doing a few posed photos and I just love how the youngest daughter snuggles in with their beloved pup! This ended up being one of my favorites from their session after all, lifestyle and candid photos tend to always be my favorite. If you are planning on bringing an animal to your photo session please make sure your photographer is aware and that they are ok with it. Some photographers might be allergic or might not be comfortable photographing animals. Also, just like when you are working with children, it is always a good idea to bring some treats along! I always ask mom and dad if it is alright to bribe their kids in exchange for a few smiles and it is definitely worth it to bring some bribes for your pup too!
Location: 803 Smithville Road, Mt. Holly, NJ 08060.