A few weeks ago, I scheduled a client at the last minute because she had some sad news - her beloved dog Loppy had been diagnosed with nasal cancer and she wasn’t sure how long she had to live. So I took a drive down to Newport Beach to meet sweet Loppy and her mom and dad.
Yes, shooting dogs with terminal illnesses is always incredibly heart breaking. It takes great effort not to break down in tears. But at the same time, our photoshoot was such a fun celebration of Loppy and the amazing time she’s had with her family. Loppy’s sweet strength and incredible joy for life is almost tangible in these photos. She looked great and felt great, and we had a wonderful time hanging out at her favorite places with her 2 favorite people.
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What has 4 legs, orange fur, and drives Loppy craaaaaazy? PS: Loppy’s mama is a professional dancer. Look at those perfect dancer toes. : )
Shooting at the beach right before sunset is heavenly.
Best buddies for life:
Guess who loves splashing around in the ocean?
Melanie and Chris, it was an honor photographing you and Loppy. I’m so glad we had the chance to meet. I hope these photos bring you some comfort and healing. Wishing you guys all the best. Loppy, you were so loved and were so lucky to have had a great life with your mom and dad. Hope you are happy and running free on a beach over the rainbow bridge.