I have done a fair amount of pet portraits over the years, dogs are often treated as another member of the family so when it comes to family portraits its always a must to include the family pet.  My mother recently took on Dora a rescue dog from the Dogs Trust in Kenilworth, Dora is my niece Isabella's new best friend, so I decided to take some photographs of Dora for Isabella's birthday. 

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They do say never work with children or animals but with a bit of patience its possible to capture the different expressions that animals have, above I have used different coloured backgrounds to make Dora stand out and add a bit of fun to the image. I think the pink one works best but I decided to make a small montage and then have it printed on canvas for Isabella's wall.