To prepare for your session, it helps if you can send a picture of your animal, but this is not necessary. The animal can be living or Living in Spirit, and it doesn’t matter how current the picture is.
It helps if you can be in a quiet place during your session, and keep an open mind. Your animal may surprise you. Also, you may want to have a few questions ready to ask your animal. And, have a pad of paper & pen handy to take notes. Sessions are interactive and tend to be very informative.