My dog Mustang was my son. Last year he suddenly passed away. My husband wanted us to get another pet so that our daughter doesn't feel the loneliness we were all feeling in our hearts. But I couldn't bring myself to loving another pet like I loved Mustang. We were obsessed with him. He was our life and suddenly with him gone, I felt like no one could understand the pain and loss I felt as a mother.
When Mustang was alive, often my clients would come home with their newborn babies and request that I could take one shot of their baby with him. He was such an adorable dog, everyone loved him.
So when he went away, I started to photograph babies with other furry creatures... it was my way to deal with my loss... or tell myself that in some form, he is still around.
Taking these images have helped me heal and we are soon going to bring home two wonderful puppies and one of them... we will name Mustang.
That is Mustang in the picture. One of my clients came home once and requested that I photograph their baby with Mustang cos she fell in love with Mustang when she met him.