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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#1 Sipa - Crossed

Sipa - Crossed

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Aileen 3 months ago

I love how his eyes almost match the butterfly.

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#2 Lilli - Crossed

Lilli - Crossed

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glowworm2 3 months ago

I love this little dog--she's got doggles!

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#3 Sassy - Crossed

Sassy - Crossed

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HoffLensMetalHedLovesAnimalsUK 3 months ago

I just want to cuddle her and give her belly rubs all day, so beautiful.

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#4 Foo (Aka) Buddha - Crossed

Foo (Aka) Buddha - Crossed

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Pretty Pangolin 3 months ago

Pugs are awesome! (pawsome?)

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#5 Bonnie - Crossed

Bonnie - Crossed

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Sabienn 3 months ago

This dog made me think of the dog I've had for most of my life... He passes away about a week ago, he was 15,5 years old. He had the same kind of floppy ears as this dog, the same colours and almost the same sweet face.

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#6 Chopper - 14 Years Old

Chopper - 14 Years Old

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Char Char 3 months ago

I got it! I got it! Nope, I do not got it...

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#7 Guy - Crossed

Guy - Crossed

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Aileen 3 months ago

Me every morning.

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#8 Mathilde - 15 Years Old

Mathilde - 15 Years Old

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Night Owl 3 months ago

😚 💋

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#9 Hercules - Crossed

Hercules - Crossed

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Mother Mary Helen 3 months ago

Hercules! Hercules!

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#10 Dazy - 14 Years Old

Dazy - 14 Years Old

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Pretty Pangolin 3 months ago

Look at that side-eye - I see mischief!

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#11 Dainichi - 11 Years Old

Dainichi - 11 Years Old

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Maria Gorbacheva 3 months ago

This photo is stunning!

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#12 Molly - 14 Years Old

Molly - 14 Years Old

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Mother Mary Helen 3 months ago

There's no need to fear, Underdog is here!

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#13 Zepplin - Unsure

Zepplin - Unsure

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Night Owl 3 months ago

Another one wearing doggles! <3

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#14 Otto - 14 Years Old

Otto - 14 Years Old

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HoffLensMetalHedLovesAnimalsUK 3 months ago

He is looking at her how my dog looks at me, with obvious love, i just want to go home and hug my dog now but i'm at work on night shift, only 4 hours to go.

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#15 Lex - Crossed

Lex - Crossed

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Mother Mary Helen 3 months ago

A king.

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#16 Emmett - Approximately 10-12 Years Old

Emmett - Approximately 10-12 Years Old

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Lyrica Silvan 3 months ago

Tiny but Mighty. <3

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#17 Rumor - 10 Years Old

Rumor - 10 Years Old

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Rebekah 3 months ago

Cute!

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#18 Sadie - Crossed

Sadie - Crossed

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#19 Lucky - Crossed

Lucky - Crossed

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Luis Milian 3 months ago

the only cat in the mix....Lucky!

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#20 Dante - 14 Years Old

Dante - 14 Years Old

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Patti Brock 3 months ago

Love this

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#21 Lucy - Crossed

Lucy - Crossed

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Patti Brock 3 months ago

I love Lucy!

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#22 Spider - 12 Years Old

Spider - 12 Years Old

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Night Owl 3 months ago (edited)

I want to see Spider playing with a spider

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#23 Maddi - Crossed

Maddi - Crossed

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Lyrica Silvan 3 months ago

Scruffy baby! I ADORE scruffy dogs!

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#24 Seamus - Crossed

Seamus - Crossed

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HoffLensMetalHedLovesAnimalsUK 3 months ago

Hah, love labs, my families favourite dog too, we always had labs when i was growing up, such amazing, greedy dogs.

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#25 Molly - Crossed

Molly - Crossed

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Brooke Wagner 3 months ago

Wonder what I'm going to do today!

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#26 Roxie - 10 Years Old

Roxie - 10 Years Old

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Brodie 3 months ago

Awh my god I love you puppy❤️

#27 Chuie - Crossed

Chuie - Crossed

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Pretty Pangolin 3 months ago

What a soulful face.

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#28 Xander - Crossed

Xander - Crossed

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Patti Brock 3 months ago

Great picture!

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#29 Sage - Crossed

Sage - Crossed

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Cherie O 3 months ago

Derping!!

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#30 Rogue - 9 Years Old

Rogue - 9 Years Old

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Heidi Matsumoto 3 months ago

Awwww those eyes..... <3

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