I've been taking animal pictures for about 15 years now, even longer if you count the days I used film cameras. I used to have three chihuahuas, but in 2015, I suddenly lost two of them due to illness and old age, three days apart. I was a bit of a wreck for a while after losing my beloved senior dogs.
Since I was already a pet photographer and had tons of cool photos of my own dogs, I decided to give joy to others, free of charge. I began a journey of photographing senior family pets and called it "Paw it Forward." I photographed many cute animals on their last day on earth.
I think it really helps people to be able to look at these photos and remember their precious furry friends. Recently, I have moved in a slightly new direction with my photoshoot ideas, 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 three 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 cute photos, most already have crossed over the rainbow bridge, but they live on in their photos!
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