Barley was a beautiful dog we met this summer under sad circumstances. This beautiful lab was diagnosed with serious illness and we called out to photograph him before his time came. I have a love/hate relationship with these pet sessions. On the one hand I am deeple honored to be able to provide this service for my clients, on the other I normally struggle not to leave tears. Its a tough situation but we can say we really understand how these owners feel. Many times I can honestly say that I have sat and thought that I wish I’d had better photos of some of our lost loved ones before they passed.
Happily Barley was feeling pretty good the day we arrived and we made a point not to do anything that would tire him out too much so we shot the session in his owners very pretty yard. He was very happy to go along from spot to spot and gave us the cutest smiles the entire time. Can I say I LOVE doggies who smile! He really didn’t act sick but we knew better and yet we were glad he enjoyed himself and had a nice afternoon. Below are some photos from this sweet boy who had to go to over the rainbow that next week. That’s about all I have to say about that for now because even though it was just an afternoon that we knew him we still hurt for him and owners. Sometimes things just aren’t fair, but Barley shined on right through to the end of his journey here. Sweet boy.