Dogs are our best friends, our fur-children. They are our constant companions, protectors and cuddle cushions. Just like our children, they hold a special place in our hearts, and having solid reminders of their life, is as important as documenting our human children’s life’s.
As our pets get older, we become aware of their mortality, and realise that they won’t live forever – that’s usually when owners want their beloved four legged friends captured.
Take AnnMarie & Henry, for example.
Henry had a condition that meant he struggled to walk when he got older, he eventually got his very own wheels! Henry was the most loved dog on this earth, and his owner was wise enough to invest in professional photos throughout his life. Thankfully as he got older, I was said photographer, and I just loved capturing the bond between woman & dog!
Henry (or Henners as we was affectionately known!) passed quite suddenly last year, a few short months after his last photo session. He may be gone, but AnnMarie’s walls and shelf’s contain constant, beautiful reminders of her boy!
Then there’s good old Robbie, Jennifer’s child-hood pup! She knew he was getting on in his life, and wanted to have natural, professional photographs of her boy that she could gaze at every day, keeping the memories alive.
The bond between a dog and their human is so unique, that only they understand it.
Honour your fur-children, and your relationship with them, by making sure they are forever captured in all their beautiful glory. Don’t wait until they’re in their later years, or you may forget what their youngest, and best years, were like!
A dog is the only thing on this earth that loves you more than he loves himself.