We said goodbye to our sweet fur grandma Reis. After almost sixteen years, it’s our first National Pet Day without our feisty little fur Lover. I knew it would hurt losing her, but I didn’t realize it would physically hurt. After all we have been through, the day we said goodbye to her a month ago, was my lowest point of all. But the good news, is that she is no longer suffering and I’m convinced that it will only look up from here.
She was my side kick wherever I went. From our bike rides along Lakefront Trail in Chicago. To making loops around White Rock Lake in Dallas. Exploring all around Austin and Texas. To glaciers and fishing on the Kenai River in Alaska. To Big Sur and walks along the beach in Half Moon Bay. And finally to Texas, with countless vacation adventures in between. This fur child traveled like a pro and loved every moment being by her momma’s side.
For weeks, I racked my brain as to how I could honor and celebrate her spunky little life. When I get sad, overwhelmed, bored (anything really), I look back on photos to cheer myself up or pass the time. After our sad goodbye, I looked back over the countless photos I have of her and it came to me last week… everyone should have beautiful photos of their fur children. People usually have professional photos taken of themselves and their children, but why not hang beautiful artwork of their fur babes on the walls also?!
In honor of my first child, Reis, and National Pet Day on April 11th, I am offering Petite Pet Portrait Sessions for the remaining two weekends in April.
Reis was always my test model. Anytime I got a new phone, camera, lens or sometimes even photography props, she was my gal. She alway worked her way into any photo she could (just check out her sisters newborn session here). Even though there is a huge hole in my heart, it makes me happy looking back on all her photos. I have dreaded writing this blog, but I want to make sure other people have the same when their pet’s time comes. It makes perfect sense to relaunching my company here in Austin doing photo sessions in her name.
This morning I had the pleasure of photographing one of my past clients new spunky fur Lover in my brand new outdoor studio. Can we just focus on how PRECIOUS her sweet Emmy is!? Talk about puppy eyes! She had so much energy, loves all the treats, and did awesome for her first modeling session. ;-)
Other animals are most certainly welcome also. Whatever it is that may fill the space in your heart, I would love to photograph your pet. If you are interested in signing your pet up for one of Savvy Images’ limited Fine Art mini sessions, please contact me right away.