Usually I include a few photos from each month’s sessions. While I had several wonderful dogs I worked with in May, there was one session that really stood out for me: a legacy session for a pet with a terminal diagnosis. Although the three other family dogs were included, the focus was Sandy and his relationship with his dog-ma. Simply put, they are beautiful together.
When we have pets in our lives, documenting their journey with us is incredibly important. Maybe you have shared countless adventures or life milestones; maybe you have had this companion since they were very young and they are now a senior; or maybe you started with a shy pet and a chronology of photos over time will tell a story of transformation and trust. Chances are we are going to outlive our pets. Many people underestimate the comfort that photos can bring long after they have said goodbye.
I’ll continue sending positive thoughts to Sandy and will hope for the rest of his life that he enjoys all the love he can possibly bear.