DENAY + BAILEY | PET PORTRAITS

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When we go through difficult times, there are many things that help pull us through. We confide in our family and closest friends, hold tight to prayer, and let "time heals all wounds" take effect. But during life's greatest trials, there is a separate peace that comes from the love of a dog. Denay and her ten year old, chocolate lab pup Bailey have an unbreakable bond; a cherished friendship. Bailey has been by Denay's side through countless hardships and has always been a source of comfort and home. 

When Denay found that Bailey wasn't eating often or acting her normal self, she took her to the vet and discovered that Bailey had Osteosarcoma (bone cancer). The doctor advised that Bailey didn't have too much longer, a month or two at best. That's when Denay decided she wanted treasured memories of her best friend to hold onto long after she was gone. We got together for portraits in Denay's own backyard and even though we were worried Bailey would have some trouble outside, she became so excited in front of the camera that she ran, snuggled, even smiled for us! You could tell she was having the time of her life and enjoying all the love (and treats!) while outside hearing the birds, watching the squirrels and smelling the fresh air. Since we've photographed this, Bailey girl went home to Doggy Heaven, but we are so thankful to have met and played with her; to capture her on such a great day. Thank you to Denay, we're praying for you love. 

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