This family was the absolute sweetest! I photographed their oldest child when he was a newborn and his is already five years old, how does time fly by so fast! I work with this family every year, and every year gets better and better! Their smiles all speak volumes, I just love their families bond. This session was a little bit different than all of our sessions together thus far, for their sweet lab, Blanco, was given one week to live. Though heart broken, they felt there was no better way to honor their fur-child than to include him in these family photos. Blanco spent his last week doing all sorts of fun things with his family, the people that he loved more than anything in the world. A dogs love is unique in that it is 100% unconditional, what an honor for me to document their last days together.
The day we shot was a typical hot Texas summer day, the boys were so excited and we harnessed their high energy to create these fun images! The image of one of their boys leaning onto Blanco pulls on my heartstrings in such a special way. Though it is never easy to say goodbye to a beloved pet, I sincerely hope that these beautiful images of them together will help to ease the pain over the years. A gentle reminder to everyone to take photos at every stage of your life.