There are so many different dogs that are at different stages of their lives. We all know the saying, "in dog years," is much more than ours because their lives are excel orated in comparison to ours. Am I right? It's like what my mom always says, "they grow up so fast!" well any fur-parent knows this feeling.
The way I see it there are PUPPY YEARS, TEENAGE YEARS, ADULT YEARS, and SENIOR YEARS in a dogs life. For this session I got to meet the most precious Senior Dog and her beautiful owner. When I first saw Stella when I walked in I noticed she had little booties on to help with her arthritis. After asking her fur parent Holly, "do you want the booties visible or not in the photos?" she simply replied "it's a part of her. Of course photograph them." I instantly felt so silly. Every session is different and I want to make sure I am capturing the best parts of anyone and every pet so I thought asking this question was relevant. But after realizing that this shoot was going to be the authentic, true, raw and beautiful story of Stella I really took the rest of this session on as a blessing.
As a pet photographer, there is no higher calling than senior pet photography. It’s a responsibility I am grateful for, because I get the chance to not only meet these amazing animals and their families, but create images that will last forever. Especially for seniors that have may not have years ahead of them but maybe ONE good one left, I know that these photos may be the last professional ones ever taken of them. And that is truly an honour.
Below you will see the untouchable friendship of Holly and Stella. Enjoy!
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