My husband humored me in going along with a quick photo shoot the other evening. And I even got the dogs to cooperate. Slightly. I won't tell you how many photos I actually took of the three of them to get this ONE decent one.
That big black dog. She does not like the camera. She does like her ball. Don't even try to take it away from her. Oh my.
Anyway...one of the best tips I've ever read on photography: take a TON-O shots. This has proven to be true so many times. I get a handful of good ones out of every 45-60 photos I take. I delete ALOT. But, that is one of the perks of digital photography :-)