Kelsey from Norwich, Ontario, contacted me, saying she found one of my cards at Canadian Canine College. She wanted to have beautiful family and pet portraits since she had two senior dogs, one with cancer. She expressed her concern before it was too late.
I replied to the email immediately; hours later, we were doing our consultation for her photography session and booked our date.
Two days later, I unfortunately received an email saying they had to say goodbye to Cheena. But they still wanted to go through with Sasha's photoshoot.
During Our Photoshoot
Kelsey chose one of my favourite locations for an End-of-life Pet Photography Session.
As a pet photographer, here are three reasons why I love this park:
- This beautiful park's lighting is soft and helps me create stunning portraits.
- It's flat, making it better for your dog when walking.
- You don't have to walk very much to get a variety of backdrops in your photos
This beautiful 12-year-old lady is deaf, so I had a few tricks to get her attention to look at the camera.
- Waving stick above my lens
- I was having her smelling treats and walking away from her. Of course, I rewarded her after.
- Showing her toys
They talked about how they missed Cheena. Laughter and tears were also shared in this session. I asked them what made Cheena so special, and Maverick, the enthusiastic little girl, replied how smart and fluffy Cheena was.
There is no doubt Cheena is missed.
I captured lots of stunning portraits of Sasha. Images of the whole family together and each one of them with Sasha. Just like we discussed during our consultation.
I knew at one point I was losing her. Kids tend to get bored quickly, so I try to include them, making them feel important by asking them to be my little helper.
I asked Maverick to wave the sick above my camera, and if she cooperated, I would give her cupcakes when I delivered the products. Cupcakes work like a charm every time. I haven't had one kid who has not cooperated in a photoshoot when I mention cupcakes.
When is the best time to get your End Of Life Pet Photography Session?
Let me start by saying I call my End Of Life Photoshoot, Rainbow Bridge. I like the sound of it better.
There is nothing like taking your family and pet photos like the present moment.
I have had Rainbow Bridge Sessions, from a two-year-old with heart issues to senior dogs.
Unfortunately, we don't know how long we have with our pets, and they play such a significant role in our lives, bringing us joy, being a great companion and giving us unconditional love.
Pets are family!
Don't wait until it's too late or an emergency arises to capture these precious moments with your beloved pets.
Book your session Now, and let's create memories you will cherish forever!
"Sharon was fantastic! She was very patient, both with my 7 year old daughter, and with my senior, deaf dog who would rather wander around and sniff things than stop and look at the camera. I'm surprised she was able to get all the amazing pictures she did! Thank you so much Sharon, we will cherish these pictures forever ❤️ "