As a family and dog photographer in Elburn, IL, I LOVE summer photo sessions! Sunset is later, everyone is thrilled to be outside in flip flops and shorts, and school is out. So therefore kids are, well, incredibly happy! When this awesome mom contacted me to do their family photos, one of her biggest concerns was that their dog was approaching the senior dog years. And as a dog owner, I know that means. It means that we definitely need to include our canine family members in family photos!

This family is lucky to have friends with a gorgeous farm in Elburn, Illinois. It was the most perfect location for their photo session. This was perfect for their Boxer, who just wanted to be with her people. I truly love and appreciate when others open their farms and properties for us to use for photo sessions. The atmosphere is quiet, and families can be themselves and relax,. Additionally, we get to soak in the incredible beauty of our location. Ahhhh!

When senior pets are part of our summer photo sessions, we definitely want to bring water, a water bowl, ice chips, and anything else that might make them feel comfortable. We take our time, sit with them, and give some extra hugs. This sweet senior pup was definitely surprised to see barn kitties. Nevertheless, the reactions that the kids gave watching this all shake out were priceless!

In conclusion, I’m so glad I was able to spend an incredible summer evening getting to know this family and their senior dog. It was an honor to capture all of them together. Likewise, as a family and dog photographer from Elburn, I loved photographing some of my favorite kinds of subjects, in my hometown! Til next time!

xoxo

~Laura

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Family and Dog Photography Sessions

If you’re interested in scheduling a personalized family and/or dog portrait session, contact me! I do sessions year-round and would love to chat and answer any questions you have! And for more awesome photos, make sure to follow us on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook!