Family portraits should always include your pets; if you consider them part of your family, then so do I! So when this Fort Worth family contacted me for family portraits, including their 4 dogs, I said "yep, no problem". They were dubious, and I'm not going to lie, it did take a bit of Photoshop magic to get 7 people and 4 dogs to all look at the camera at the same time, but we got there in the end and everyone was thrilled with the resulting images.
This family was a delight and it was fun getting to know them as this niece wanted a picture with her aunt and the sisters wanted a picture with one another, etc. We were blessed with a gorgeous day for photographing along the Trinity River and even the dogs got in on the action. I don't charge extra for the inclusion of pets in your family portrait and while it might take a few minutes longer to capture that grand image, it's always worth it.
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Everyone ordered something different; Grandma couldn't choose so she selected my "Session in a Box" option which is a custom image box wrapped with the large family portrait and inside is a 5x7 print of every proof image she saw at her reveal. No choosing required, she got everything! Her sister wanted a story print, so scroll down to see that and the daughter wanted a large portrait of her heart dog to hang over her fireplace.
At home, above the mantle
Story Prints are for People Too!
There's no need to choose just one image to hang on your wall, I love designing custom story prints made up of your favorite images from your session as I did here.
Tracy Allard of Penny Whistle Photography is a Certified Professional Photographer with the organization Professional Photographers of America; a designation held by fewer than 2,500 photographers nationwide and a hallmark of consistency, technical skill, artistry and professionalism. Penny Whistle specializes in both on-location and studio photography providing pet, equine, couple & engagement, family and high school senior portraits as well as corporate headshots and commercial and editorial photography services in her studio located in historic downtown Carrollton as well as on location in Coppell, Grapevine, Southlake, Flower Mound and surrounding communities in Dallas – Fort Worth, Texas.