If your bedroom has good light, take photos of your pets on the bed. Pets feel safe and relaxed on the bed - it's a great place to capture some very endearing and intimate moments. Some of my favorite photos of my pets are of them sleeping. I caught my cat, Peg, sleeping on the bed with one paw over the top of her head. My camera was tucked away in a camera bag in another room. I didn’t want to lose the moment, so I grabbed my cell phone and took this photo of Peg.
As the saying goes - the best camera is the one you have with you, and often that will be your cell phone. Always seize the moment. You may never get a second chance.
That doesn’t mean you can’t prepare or prep the space ahead of time. It really is all about the light. Avoid direct sunlight. Bright sunlight streaming through a window will be harsh and contrasty. Make sure the bed is not being illuminated by direct sunlight but rather diffused light. You can see and feel beautiful/diffused light in real time. It floats in and illuminates the space seamlessly. You can place sheers in front of a window to diffuse/soften the light. I have ivory colored sheers covering my bedroom window. The sheers turn the window into a giant soft box. Invest in some window sheers, work the light and be ready when your pet gives you something special.