When you  think about portrait photography, what sort of images come to mind? High school senior pictures? A family portrait? Or maybe a photo of a really cute kid?

But what about family pets? Venture out to any local park or even downtown Olympia and you can’t help but notice all the people out enjoying the day with their dogs.

As an avid dog lover, I understand the bond people share with their pets. Dogs have individual personalities and I love when I capture that in a photo. Some are silly, others stoic and serious. But our pets bring us unconditional love and at my house, a good laugh or two. They really are a special member of the family, aren’t they?