I'm what you call a "dog person." I'm not sure when this officially became an adjective for me, I'm guessing some time in my childhood. During the hardest moments of my life, I've had my dog at my side. The presence of a good pup can be very therapeutic. So, when people ask if they can bring there dog to a photography session, I always say, "YES!" Dogs bring their family comfort, they make kids laugh and I find everyone is a little more relaxed.
So, can you bring your pooch to your session? Please do! :)
I read this in Kinfolk a few years back and it really sums my love for animals:
"Few relationships are as available and helpful to our well-being as the relationship between humans and animals. The bond that is created brings value and meaning to our lives in a unexplainable, innate way. Although there is debate over whether or not a dog is really "man's best friend," the significance of a relationship between man and dog cannot be denied. Selflessness, loyalty, devotedness, unconditional love–qualities that are commonly found in companionship with a dog–are not often found elsewhere. Something special exists in this space. A comfort. A constant. A friend."
Yetton, Elise. "Austin & Desmond" Kinfolk: Volume Three