Approximately 44% of American households have pets. Now more than ever are our pets bigger parts of our family. Though they are here for a shorter amount of time they are no less important. Capturing photos of our non-human babies helps preserve their life and the memories we have of them while they are here. More people are opting for their pets to be included in family portraits, and why shouldn't they be? If we consider them apart of the family they should absolutely be included in family portraits.