A couple of days before leaving for California I had a studio consult with Shelby and June’s parents. You guys remember the sweet girls I photographed at Greenlake? Their parents informed me that Shelby passed away on September 11th.
But the good news is she died of old age- living to be 15 years old, after having a very rough start early on in life. She was such a special soul and will be dearly missed by her parents. And I know I will never forget her.
I want to take this opportunity to encourage everyone who has an elderly dog to get some good pictures taken of them. It doesn’t have to be with a professional- grab your camera, or a friend’s camera, or even commission a photography student, and some yummy treats, and head outside in natural light, and spend an hour with your sweet pooch snapping lots of pictures of them. With dogs there are no second chances, and I can’t tell you how meaningful those images become once your best friend is gone. I promise this is something you will never regret. 🙂