That classic adage 'Never work with children or animals' doesn't really apply when
you work for a parenting magazine.
Well, not the children part anyway. We know how to get the best giggles from
babies for the camera, and how to keep a toddler entertained just long enough to get
the right shot. This issue we upped the ante and worked with children and animals. It
went surprisingly well. Pipi the boxer was a star for our cover shot, although she did
go through several bags of doggie treats as we encouraged her to stay still for as long
as possible. However the kittens in the story on page 14 weren't so easily distracted –
they had better things to do than pose for the camera!
One thing that was very obvious when we photographed children and their pets
together, was that they shared a very special bond. The pets were clearly an important
part of the family dynamic.
That's something my own children beg to experience nearly every single day. It's
my daughter's birthday in a few weeks and a rabbit is top of her wish list – for the sixth
year in a row! We'll see... As always, I’d love to hear your thoughts and ideas on Parenting. Drop me a line at email@example.com