We all love our pets and want to remember them, right? The majority of pet sessions are one of two types—you just got a new puppy or rescued a dog and want a great portrait to enjoy or your pet is aging and you’d like a portrait to remember them by.
Most people prefer to wait until their pet is older then come in for a portrait. But by waiting you might just miss the chance to get this done. Sometimes life gets in the way and before you know it your dog is elderly and has trouble, walking, seeing and hearing. Do you want to remember them this way? We’ve had calls trying to get in a terminally ill animal before it’s too late and we will absolutely make room in the schedule to get your animal in in such circumstances. But why wait?
What if by waiting something tragic happened to your pet before you were able to get a good portrait created? I hear numerous stories from clients telling me that they should have had their previous pet’s portrait made but are now getting their new pet’s portrait taken to ensure they’ll have a good memory of their dog. Case in point—the beautiful shepherd above. My friend lost him due to a unexpected illness; he died very suddenly. He was older but still had many good years left, or so she thought. She is grateful that she took the time to get a great portrait created of him so she could remember him for years to come.
Like people dogs can suddenly die by illness or tragic accident. And because they live much shorter lives than most people it takes a conscious effort to get a good portrait created to remember them by. I have few images of my previous dog (I didn’t begin photographing dogs until he was quite old) but my current dog has two portraits and hopefully I’ll get around to creating another one before she is gone.
So what’s stopping you?