One of the reasons I started this blog was to encourage people to get professional photos of their pets. And while saying goodbye to your dog is one of the hardest things a person can do, I think end-of-life sessions are some of the most beautiful. The photos can help remind you of happier moments and the love you shared. This end-of-life session from Bri Burkhart Photography captures the bond between Baloo the dog and his favorite person, Kelly. No matter how old your pup is, I hope you’ll get some professional photos of him.
“I loved you your whole life, and I’ll miss you for the rest of mine.”
From Bri: “I received a text asking if I could do a last-minute Celebration of Life session for a friend’s coworker and her sweet old boy Baloo. I’ve thought a lot about offering this session for a while, and after having to put down my own family dog earlier that month, I had to do it. This is officially one of the most meaningful shoots I’ve ever done and a beautiful reminder of why I fell in love with photography in the first place. My heart goes out to Kelly & everyone that has to go through the loss of their beloved fur babies. Saying goodbye is never easy. But I hope these photos bring back sweet memories of their time together. Baloo celebrated his 13th birthday on the day of our shoot and was given lots of love, cuddles, and chicken nuggets during his last days.
From Kelly: “Everyone loved Baloo- even people who were not fans of dogs. He was always welcomed to join any and everywhere. He was just a kind and gentle soul with fluff and four paws. It was an honor to be his dog mom.
I am forever grateful to have this moment captured with my Baloo Bear. He was still his happy and noble self. I’ll have his memory and these photos forever.”
About Bri Burkhart Photography: Based in Lakeland, Florida, Bri specializes in wedding and portrait photography.