The day I learnt a valuable life lesson…
We absolutely adored our Moe. He was our youngest, fittest and healthiest retired greyhound. He loved playing with his rugby ball around our property and lived knee deep in life at full speed. He was striking to look at and I had great idea’s about how I was going to do his portrait session - it was going to be super creative and completely out of the box. I was excited to take him into the studio and recreate some of my lighting techniques from back in my photo school days.
I got the call from my husband while away photographing for a week. Moe had passed away peacefully in his kennel. He was 4 years old.
The dread and utter sadness that ran through my body was indescribable. To not be with him when he passed, quite simply, cut me to the bone. It was doubled by the fact that we had no photo’s of him (with the exception of a couple of blurry phone shots). Life got busy and I was always “going to get around to it”. I never got off my butt and did his portrait session. To say I was gutted is an absolute under statement.
Very recently we had to say goodbye to Flynn, MG and TC all within 3 months and I can tell you that we have portraits of each one of them. Their fine art pieces are at the printer as I type this and will be hanging in our home as soon as they arrive.
Don’t be like me and have to learn this lesson. It is a bitter pill to swallow and I would hate for it to happen to you. Call us, especially if your beloved animal is old or ill - we will turn ourselves inside out to ensure you have your sweet memories to hang on your wall. It’s never too late and we make sure to clear the books if time is of the essence. Even if we are not your photographer of choice (but we hope we are), make sure you do this.
DON’T BE LIKE ME. PLEASE.