How many pictures do you take of your kids (furry and human) every day? Come on, admit it! We all do it. We catch them doing something adorable, or mischievous, and we pull out our phone a snap away. Then you proudly post it on social media, beam with pride as you watch all of the likes and comments roll in, and then move on with your day. Wait, now what? That picture gets pushed down into the black hole of your wall or profile or whatever it is. You might happen upon it someday and feel the warm and fuzzies again for a second, or maybe you'll never see that picture again. What if instead of all that you had an amazing portrait...or even better... a piece of art that portrays your buddy's personality perfectly, hanging proudly on the wall. Then you can feel those warm fuzzies every day when you walk by! And think of all the real comments you'll get when friends and family come over! Here's how I see it... cell phone pictures are snapshots to document snippets of every day life. Professional portraits are artistic representations meant to be displayed and cherished forever. See the difference? And another thing, don't underestimate the value of professional photography! We invest a lot in our education, experience, equipment, and even the shoot itself (The consultation, session, editing time, and so on). Families change, kids grow fast, and our pets are only with us for a short time. Please don't let that time slip away! If you're contemplating hiring a professional photographer to capture the special bond you have with your fur kids, go for it! Trust me, it's totally worth it!