They are more than just animals....
There just aren’t too many things you can buy today that will be guaranteed to be worth more to you in 15 years than they are today. A beautiful portrait of your family pet will never go out of style.
(Spoiler Alert: Sad Story...)
This is a portrait of my beautiful Basset Hound, Daisy. One bored Saturday afternoon, I decided I wanted to experiment with lighting. "Daisy, wanna go play with me?!" She could sense the excitement in my voice and smell the treats in my pocket. She was at my heels before I could finish the question. Off we went, to the studio! She sat patiently while I played with buttons and adjusted the lights. Flash after flash, treat after treat, eventually she got bored.
That summer, my wife and I went on vacation. Before we left, my wife said something didn't seem right with Daisy. She was just a bit more lethargic than normal. (At the time, we had another Basset, Roscoe, that would literally sleep 15-18 hours a day! No joke!) Daisy would nap, but was generally awake when we were.
When we came home from our vacation, Daisy and Roscoe were both there to greet us, thankfully. After getting in the door and spending a few minutes at home, we realized something was definitely wrong with Daisy. She had barely moved from the spot she was in. She had no strength and wouldn't eat or drink a thing, not even treats. Now I KNEW something was wrong. My wife and I took her to the emergency vet, not knowing what to do or what was wrong. We were still on a "high" from just getting back from vacation. We figured a shot of some magic potion and some antibiotics and she'd be good as new.
Miss Daisy did not come home with us. It was one of the most devastating nights of our lives.
I am SO grateful that I got to know her and I think of her daily. Her poster-sized canvas hangs in our bedroom. To me, its priceless. You don't have enough money to buy that from me. Only pet lovers know how strong this emotional connection is. Even as a photographer, I never gave much thought to taking my own pets' portraits, shame on me. It was at this point in my photography career that I decided to switch my business to pet photography.
Let me help you capture the beauty of your pets and hang them on your walls.