Birthdays and Gotcha days should be celebrated! Louis, the Shih Tzu, celebrated his first birthday with a Barkday shoot with Vanility Photography. It is one of the cutest birthday celebrations I’ve seen!
Not only does is Louis adorable, but I love all the accessories, including a dog-friendly cake from The R&B Treatlist.
Sara (the photographer at Vanility) named her studio after her Labrador Retriever, Vanilla.
From Sara: “There aren’t many places, except for dog parks, where you can take your pets to play and enjoy together. The Vanility Studio has been specifically designed for pets and their parents in mind, making the perfect place to spend time out together as a family, creating hilarious and loving memories out of moments.
We have lots of fun design props and clothing props for humans and pets. Shannen (The R&B Treatlist) is our go-to for Barkday cakes for Vanility Photoshoots.
From Liah: “Louis is a social butterfly with paws. He exhibits the most friendly and likable personality. Many people told me that this characteristic would be diluted once he is out of the puppy phase. However, that has not happened in the slightest. Being our first family dog, we were quite nervous at the beginning about how to transition into a pet-friendly home.
We soon found that Louis has been the best source of happiness in our lives as he continually elevates our mood on a daily basis and unknowingly helped our mental health while we were struggling. Every single morning he greets our family members as if it is the first time he has seen them. Whenever Louis encounters new people or any animals – he starts to grin widely and moves his tail uncontrollably. He cannot contain his excitement, and he jumps up and down and around in circles with happiness. It is impossible not to fall in love with him at first sight. Both friends and family members (and sometimes strangers on the street) tell me that they became animal lovers upon meeting Louis. His warmth radiates out of him. He loves every race, gender, age, human, or animal. We should all strive to be like Louis.
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Check out this dog cake recipe if you don’t have a dog bakery near you.
About Vanility Photography: Based in Toronto, Ontario, Sara specializes in studio photography.