Engagement photos Kirkland WaterfrontRyan and I understand pets are family, so we are more than happy to include them during the engagement session. We have found a few tricks to be helpful when photographing pets. First, dogs are like children, in that they have short attention spans and are usually hyper when you want them to be cooperative. We ask the couple to have someone tire the dog out by walking or running him for a little while before being brought to the session. A small bag of treats are great attention getters and rewards for a job well done! And having the expectation of about 30 minutes photographing with the pets during the session is about the limit of what they can handle. They then need to be in someone else's care so Ryan and I can continue the engagement session with our couple. Keywords: Kirkland (21), Kirkland Waterfront (18), Waterfront (93).