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Duchess & Painted Lady

Above is the beautiful and loving Duchess. I am sad to say this is my first client dog that has passed away. Duchess’s mom contacted me to set up a session with her two black labs, telling me they were 11 years old – but in good health, we then scheduled a session 2 weeks from that day. A few days later I received a call from a very upset mom, she told me that Duchess had been diagnosed with bone cancer and was scheduled to have her leg amputated to keep the cancer from spreading. We moved the session up immediately and took Duchess and her sister, Painted Lady, to their favorite park. The surgery was preformed a few days after our session and was a great success. Duchess was busy getting used to her new life, when she fell ill from infection and in a few short days it was her time to leave here and head off to her home in the sky.

I am so glad that I got to meet beautiful Duchess and be a very small part of her life. It means so much to me that I was able to capture her spirit before she was gone. My thoughts go out to her family. From what Duchess’s mom has told me, she and her sister had an incredible life: growing up together, playing in beautiful parks, and getting special treats.

I don’t want this entire post to be sad because Duchess was a very happy pup – we had so much fun at the photo session playing and exploring, their gallery shows how happy they are. I hope it brings a smile to their family! They look very much alike – that is Duchess on the left and Painted Lady on the right.

Duchess enjoying the tall grass and warm sun.

Painted Lady looking lovely.

Duchess on the left and Painted lady on the right.

Painted Lady smiled the entire session!

I know that Duchess will be greatly missed by all who met her.

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Laguna My Love

I’ve been dying to post photos from my photo shoot with beautiful Laguna – but we were part of a covert mission for a surprise gift. A wedding gift! But now since the knot has been tied, and the cat’s out of the bag :) I can finally share Laguna with you.

Miss Laguna is a 4 year old black lab who loves life. Happy to meet everyone. Greeting me with hugs and kisses she won my heart over pretty fast!

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