If you have had pets you realize each one has a distinct personality, and, tragically, their time with us is short. Portraits of your cherished friend is one way to keep their memory alive. It allows you time travel, so to speak, to moments of joy and laughter you experienced with your pet.
I transitioned to pet photography when my Great Dane Floyd died in 2018. It was a heart breaking loss made even more so because I had only images of him on Instagram, and FB and other social media platforms. Don't get me wrong they serve a purpose but they are certainly not memories worthy of adoring on my walls or a keepsake on my desk. That moment was when I realized the importance of portraits as art. Pieces that immortalized my boy Floyd for years to come. My family is my pets, and I have them hanging on my walls now, particularly when I added my girl Honey to the mix. I swore I would not go without having some amazing images of her to hang in my home. In fact I have a collage on my wall, of her and her step brother Fred, and every time I look at them I feel a warm glow and a smile.
Portraits are a luxury - yes, absolutely, however you don't realize how priceless they are in your home until you lose your best fur friend. So in 2021, consider portraits be it with your family or just of your fur baby, gift a session to someone, or yourself and enjoy the keepsake for years. Trust me.
Kim is a pet and people photographer who likes to think of herself as someone who can give you the opportunity to time travel through portraits. The blogs are of sessions, tips, tricks, and behind the scene video's to get to know more about what she does and how.