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Six Tips for Posing with Your Pet in a Family Portrait

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Six Tips for Posing with Your Pet in a Family Portrait

How to make sure your furry friend doesn’t completely upstage you.

Last week, we offered five helpful pointers for dads-to-be who want to pose memorably in maternity portraits — and, this week, we continue our series of family portrait suggestions with six tips for making sure your pet doesn’t completely upstage you in your family portrait.

1.  Never underestimate the importance of positioning.

2.  Remember the old saying, “No cat can compete with a naked man in a Christmas tree.”

3.  Think to yourself, WWKD?  (What would the Kardashians do?)

4.  Don’t be afraid to bare your, um, personality.

5.  Family portrait rule of thumb:  You can never go wrong with a nifty laser background and even niftier mullet.

Actually, it’s pretty much impossible to not get upstaged by animals.  (Same rule applies to posing with babies, pregnant bellies and Angelina Jolie.)

6.  So if you can’t outshine ’em, join ’em.

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Candy Kirby is the founder of The Laughing Stork and a professional fun-maker who will never stop chasing her lifelong dream: to find the Pomeranian or porn star after whom her parents must have named her. A humor columnist for Disney, Nickelodeon, Scary Mommy, Reductress and Redbook, she also used to be a staff writer for the soap opera, The Bold and the Beautiful, where she penned many scripts featuring prolonged heated stares and countless “Who’s the Daddy?” story lines. Candy lives in Los Angeles with her husband, two young kids and three rescue Persian cats, the latter of whom are the real brains behind this operation (so send all complaints to them).

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