Pet Photography and creating that memory of a loved fur baby

February 14, 2024  •  Leave a Comment

Maybe its just because I am older, softer, and more open to simply loving an animal, but something I can't stress enough is the need to go to a shelter and look for an adoptable pet there before buying from a breeder.

I know this sounds bleeding heart, but I have never had a dog screw me over the way humans beings have, and I guess that's part of the reason I like dogs and other animals more than I like most people. The saying, that a dog is the only creature on earth that will love you more than it loves itself is an absolute truth, and to be honest if you have not experienced this, than you are missing out on one of life's simple pleasures. 

Pet PhotographyPet PhotographyShelter pets are in need. Before you buy a puppy, please check your area shelters. Dogs are the only creature that will love you more than themselves

Having some time on my hands I decided to do some edits on images that I passed over. Miscues on shutter release often times leads me to pass on an image as I try very hard to only put the best images out there after a shoot, but in this day and age, where its more about volume than quality, I have to sometimes reconsider an image that I may have felt was not up to a standard I was maintaining. I also realized that sometimes the picture just tells enough of a story that the viewer can determine the emotion within the image. I think this image is a pretty solid example of that implication. 

My point of all this is pretty straight forward. Some of us have pets, and accept them as part of our family. Loving them just comes natural as the personalities of each individual creature shines, when embraced as part of a family. Having some regrets in my own personal experience with a beloved pet, I wish I would have taken more portraits of my dogs so I would always have the memory. With that said, just do it. If you have a pet that you consider a part of your family, get portraits. You wont regret it, because in reality, they are only in our lives for a short time, but in their world, we are their entire world. Ask yourself this. When you come home after a long day of work, who is the first to greet you at the door, and no matter your mood, who is just excited to see you? If your guessed your dog, your right. 

In closing, Your dog is the only creature on Earth that will love you more than itself. One photo will bring back memories, and after they leave us, you will want those memories. Reach out if this sounds like something you would like to do. 

As always, Thank you for taking a minute and reading my post. I welcome your thoughts, and would like to know what you think of the image posted here. 

Best to all, 

Sarg


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