Friday, July 30, 2010

The 5 Super Dogs!

So generally, sessions of all the great dogs out there take place in the studio. 
Or at times out in the world... Generally it's one, maybe two pups... Or at times more, such as the greyhound shoot with 4. 

Recently I was lucky enough to shoot a family of 5 pups! The newest hasn't even been introduced to the others yet, or at least not at the time of the session. But 5 sessions of the pups on their own turf in their own home made for a fun session! Each with their own great energy that they bring to the world and to their human companions...

And now some random shots are now out to the world below....

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Never ever never never....

Never ever never never - will one be gone... 

Their soul always remains. The memories always will remain. Pieces of them always will remain. Though none of that ever takes the pain away when you lose a being that was and still is close to you. 

As many of you know, or have read, a short few months ago I lost my unconditional friend Pippin, to be completely honest and maybe a little too blunt about it. Well, IT SUCKS!

Well, I just received an e-mail from one of my awesome'est of awesome clients... From the engagement shoot to the wedding and even just the first e-mail chain that started. It was obvious that they were great peeps! Well, I was lucky enough to not only shoot them, but also shoot their pup Jake.... Well, the e-mail I just received was about Jake. And how he is no longer with us... It's funny how attached you can become to a furry friend that isn't even yours. It brings tears to my eyes, makes me feel a bit raw. Maybe some of it comes from the loss of Pippin not that long ago. Though I don't think that plays much into this all... I dug Jake! He was much like his human friends... He had this great thing going for him. And it's that "thing" that we should never let go of. It's that "thing" he had that should be pulled closer and held tight, because that "thing" is what we have to remember him. 

So while I'm sure many of you know, it's a hard thing to deal with and all I want to ask is that you keep thoughts of Jake, Pippin and any of your own furry friends that may have been lost close to heart. Think about those moments where they may have really just ticked you off, only minutes later making you laugh. Not knowing they did anything in the first place... Or those moments where you just needed a cuddle, a lick or a nuzzle. Or those moments where you were in hurt, and they came forth to quietly just put their heads on your lap... The ball being brought back, the bone being chewed or the tail knocking that drink over... Keep those moments near by!

Here's to you Jake!!! (we're sending positive vibes to you as well Nic & Billy!)

As always, as hard as it may be....

Shine on!

Dogs have given us their absolute all.  We are the center of their universe.  We are the focus of their love and faith and trust.  They serve us in return for scraps.  It is without a doubt the best deal man has ever made.  ~Roger Caras

Wednesday, July 7, 2010