During a portrait session after I take all the solo portraits of the dog I alway like to take (with the loving dog parents OK) some of them together, in this case the woman and her dog. With her white dog, her black clothing was a perfect choice for her dog to stand out and also her smiling face, too. If she had worn long sleeves it would be even a stronger portrait.
Her dog is so handsome and agreeable to having his portrait taken. It was easy for her to hug him and the ‘icing on the cake’ was when he draped his front paw over her arm. When something like this happens during a portrait session I like to take a number of poses often giving the subject subtle directions to improve the pose.