This year has been photography-fantastic for so many reasons and I want to take a moment to touch on one of my favorite ones. You see, I’m a pet-lover. Always have been… probably because I grew up without any. There was that one time that my older brother had one of those ‘fighting’ fish. You know – the beta fish? I had no attachment to it (I think it only made it a week in our house) and really couldn’t even tell you what it looked like. I remember the day it died, though, because it’s the same day I accidentally shut his hand in the car door. It was winter and he was wearing gloves, but still. Hand. Car door. Bad idea.
We never had pets, so naturally I got my first one as soon as I lived on my own (those college dorm pet rules are ‘soft’ rules, right?). And now, many years later, I know what it’s like to have furry family members. I know what it’s like to love them like they’re your best friend, your child… your family.
So as the family sessions have been coming in this year, I could not be more thrilled that more and more of my clients are requesting to include their pets in their sessions. My answer is always HECK, YES!!! and I know just how much these images and sessions mean now… and later on when these deary-dears are only with us in memory.
Naturally, when I headed out to Virginia (traveling Indianapolis photographer, remember? 😉 ) a couple of weeks ago for a weekend of adventuring, I had to get in some family photos of one of my favorite people (and faces) of this photography journey I’m on. We planned on an amazing outdoor family sessions with all three pups, but were rained out… repeatedly. It never stopped raining while we were there!
A little rain never hurt anyone, though, so we made do with an indoor lifestyle-type session on a rainy Sunday morning and managed to get 4 of 6 pets (yes, six!!) into this adorable mini-shoot. I adore how these images turned out and look forward to a non-rainy time where we can get outside and get this family a proper session!
My absolute favorite shot. Check out what I said about it here. <3
LOVELOVELOVE this in black and white. I’ve been editing my black and whites a bit differently lately and I am DIGGING them!! Also, photographer’s insight here… this was shot at ISO 4000 (I told you it was rainy and gloomy) and I don’t mind it one tiny bit. <3
casey and her camera is an Indianapolis Photographer specializing in couple, lifestyle, senior, wedding and family photography for Indianapolis, Indiana and the surrounding areas.