I’m quite pleased with the images from this shoot and I’m not sure if it’s that they’re actually good, or that the subject matter is so close to heart.
You see, when I first met Geoff and his kids, I was smitten…mainly with Wesley to tell you the truth. That little brown nose and that little sweet face…Ruby and Geoff were cute too but Wesley had it goin’ on. Then Geoff asked if I’d take pictures for Wesley’s birthday and I immediately agreed to a pet portrait session trade (Geoff’s a video editor, so stay tuned for a new promo video coming soon!).
So we did the shoot, got some fab images and then I kinda fell in love. With all three of them…but Wesley has lost the lead. So I’ve put off posting this sesh on the blog because I haven’t quite known what to say.
I’m a lover. And some people have tried to dismiss my love as it’s so free flowing, wide ranged and seemingly (to some), watered down. But this little family has become very dear to me indeed and I just have to make it known. I couldn’t have posted this session w out highlighting my love for this trio.
Some loving points to consider:
-Wesley is grumpy at times, but he’s straight 15 lbs of unconditional love. Even if you made him grumpy 5 seconds ago, he’ll turn around and love you the same again (I love this about dogs).
-Ruby is the biggest little love emission source I’ve ever seen. Touch her and love oozes out. Smell her and your nose is full of it.
-Geoff has become a beautiful backbone of love and support to me as our relationship has grown. He’s been a best friend to me lately as I’ve been struggling through some rough times and I’m thankful he’s on my team.
So this trio means a lot to me, and even though we weren’t as close when this session was shot, I hope you can see the loveliness in each image.
Michelle - These pictures brought tears to my eyes. We never booked our planned dog session with you; unfortunately, the first dog I had adopted on my own, and had seen me through the most harsh of times, fell ill the week of my (supposed to be awesome 40th leap year birthday) and we had to make the gracious choice of letting him move on to a peaceful place without pain. Randy thought to call you last minute, but I felt it was too late. Please feel free to share this with anyone, dog lover or not. We are now blessed with our second rescue from SBACC who is a Chocolate Min Pin like the little guy on your photos. I will be calling you within a short time to set up a “sesh.”
Thank you for your inspiring photos and courageous, skill- building words.