I've been doing pet photography for about 15 years now, even longer if you count the days I used film cameras. I used to have 3 chihuahuas but in 2015 I suddenly lost two of them due to illness and old age, 3 days apart. I was a bit of a wreck for a while.
Since I was already a pet photographer and had tons of photos of my own dogs, I decided to give a joy to others, free of charge. I began a journey of photographing senior pets and called it "Paw it Forward". I photographed many pets on their last day on earth.
I think it really helps people to be able to look at those photos and remember their precious furry friends. Recently, I have moved in a slightly new direction with my pet photography but I still do senior portraits. They are the ones that mean the most to me!
Just a while ago, I adopted a senior chihuahua and still have my other old friend. This new guy has maybe 3 teeth and a heart murmur. He just saw a cardiologist and started a lifelong medication but he is spunky and so so so sweet! He had already been in front of the camera and is truly a champ!
Below are just a few of the seniors, most already have crossed over rainbow bridge but they live on in their photos!
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