Last week I had the wonderful opportunity to photograph a very lovely and gracious lady in her home.  As we were having a delicious cup of coffee, we chatted about fun stuff as well as  poses and  areas of the house where the lighting would be attractive for her.  As I was unpacking my gear, her little dog was very interested in all my “things”  but was very polite albeit interested.  When I started this shoot in the living room, she sat unobtrusively for a while and simply observed.  Then, to the surprise of both of us, she decided on her own that she would be part of the photo.  She posed herself and I snapped.

Always  let the photo evolve.  Yes, you have to have a vision, but never overlook an unexpected opportunity by being too focused. 

Dogs are so amazing . . . but I’ll leave that for another post!