Including a pet into a photo session can be difficult. Make sure you tell the photographer that you want to include the pet when you schedule your session. If the session is not at your home or a studio, the location may not allow pets (even dogs on a leash). Example, Yates Mill Pond is an animal sanctuary and does not allow pets of any type onto the property. Of course, you do need to consider your pet's personality. Will they be willing to sit for a photo? I am not confident our dog would sit for the picture. The dog in this photo was amazing - he was so gentle and cooperative.