I arrived with my camera, tripod, flash and this time I brought a light with a softbox to diffuse the light from the flash and a backdrop. The quilt I used for a backdrop had bright stitching on it which wasn't ideal but it was a nice blue color which I knew would set off Laney's whitish coat and Dylan's brownish-red coat.
|Laney and Dylan|
|Dylan and Laney|
If I try this again, I will bring a better backdrop. I'll dial down my light sources. Lastly, I will have Bill stand behind me so that I can get him to direct their attention to him and get a full on gaze in the camera, for as brief as it might be.