What I can tell you is this: YOU CAN NEVER HAVE ENOUGH PHOTOS OF YOUR PETS!
I realized something a few years ago--we did not have enough photos of several of our cats and dogs. Back in the days of film camera, getting rolls of film developed may have been put off, followed by misplacing or not storing photos well enough to guard against deterioration. Change "film camera" to "cell phone" and you have the same problem. How many of you print out your cell phone photos?
In the meantime, we have ONLY our memories to sustain us in terms of our cats Cleo, Muffin and Emma, all passing before 2011. No photos exist today of these three lovely kitties that graced our lives.
I made up my mind in 2011 to be mindful of capturing good images of all our pets from that point on, and began turning my hobby into a profession.
It's why I offer Loving Memories sessions to pet owners. Whether they have received news of a pet's health deteriorating, or simply want a good portrait as wall art, these sessions are geared to capturing the relationship between the owner and their pet partner.
Whether in studio:
There are many times I will travel to a client's location, so that their pet can remain comfortable in their own environment. With cats, especially, it is best for them to be in their own homes, where I can almost always find a spot to capture a memory, and the kitty is happy and cooperative. Below a simple traveling backdrop and a favorite footrest were all that was needed to settle this beautiful kitty into a nice pose.
Today, August 28, is Rainbow Bridge Remembrance Day. I hope all of you have a lovely memory not only in your minds and hearts, but on your wall.
The blog circle is ahead. Start this week with Linda Perdue of VPShoots Photography, remembering all those furry companions. Stay safe out there!