After photographing Toronto's families for close to 20+ years, I know how much fun it is to involve a pet in the family portraits. Child photography ideas blossom in these sessions. It's great for kids portraits outside. When a child plays and his dog plays along, it just melts my heart. It also makes for a great photograph. Amongst my 'bag of tricks' for photographing easily distracted little ones - I have solid, well-practised ideas for gaining the attention of our four-legged friends. Who is easier to professionally photograph you may ask? The answer is in patience and play - both are necessary for great child photography ideas.