This is the cover of Urban Paws Magazine for July/August. Our studio session was at the last minute switched to an outdoor “on location” shoot. At first, I thought this was going to be a terrible day for all of us, as it was noon, in Houston, in June. Are you kidding me?! BUT I absolutely loved the images that we captured with this pair! So precious, and fabulous colors and textures downtown! Shooting urban settings has definitely trained my eye a bit more to look for things like this… and I love the result every time! More pictures from this shoot coming soon!
It’s been a year and a few days since Bailey’s passing… and this quote on Dog Photographer Erin Vey’s Blog really struck a chord with me. Though I just got around to reading it today, the blog was posted the morning after she passed (a year ago).
“Dogs’ lives are too short. Their only fault, really.” -Agnes Sligh Turnbull
Bailey was “my” first dog. She spent the last couple years of college with me, and the 4 years that came after. She made it through a couple break-ups, several moves, and the roommates that came with those moves. Through all of that, she was the one constant that I could count on to be there too lick away the tears, brighten my day after a long day at work, and enjoy a long drive when all I wanted to do was drive. My favorite memories of her: teaching her to swim in the ocean, going trail running (she was the leader but never got out of sight), going camping in Luckenbach and watching her make friends with anyone who would play with her, morning time when she would lay her head on my stomach… There are too many to name.
I now have another sweet angel in my life, Harper. Harper is the polar opposite of Bailey, who was the obvious 90 lb. alpha female. Harper’s about half the size, and rolls over at the slightest hint of conflict. I have a feeling they would’ve gotten along beautifully, and they have, in my dreams. 🙂 Rest in peace, my little girl, and please keep coming back to visit in my dreams.