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We hear it all the time, usually delivered with a mix of jealousy and suspicion:
“So you take pictures of pets for a living? That must be the best job ever!”
Yes, yes we do (at least for some of our living)…and yes, it is.
But we aren’t just taking pictures…we (humbly aspire to) do more.
What we’re really hoping to achieve with our little endeavor here is to help people capture a permanent sliver of the dog (or cat…or rat…or horse…) they love more than anything…and whose life is entirely too short.
It’s their only fault–isn’t it–that they don’t live forever?
We hope to freeze all of the details–the tufts of fur, the silly freckles, the dirty paws wrapped around a neck–in time so that when time runs out, the humans left behind have something to hold.
A photo isn’t much, we realize, when facing the abyss of grief for our lost pets…but we hope that it can be something. We hope that maybe…just maybe…a photo we take can offer comfort to a grieving family when nothing else is able to.
And for the pets who haven’t found their families yet, well…we hope a photo we take will be their break. We hope that our photo will free them from the bars and the cold cement and never-ending sounds of distress and constant looming of death.
We don’t sell photos; we (hopefully) help preserve legacies. And if we’re really lucky, we help start new ones.
We’re about to embark on a new chapter of our journey. Our book is due out in a matter of weeks (less in some markets), and we hope to help even more people and animals with it. And no matter what happens and where this takes us, we will always stay true to our original mission: to get images in their rightful hands. All of our sessions include prints and digital files. Always have, always will. So that you can always have YOUR photos. YOUR memories. YOUR legacies. Cuz when it’s all said and done, we hope to make a difference in someone’s (or many someones’) life. And that’s really how we hope to make a living.