November is a time when we Americans traditionally reflect on things we are thankful for. This handsome dog, Tristan, was adopted from a rescue as a puppy and has spent his life with someone who clearly loves him and treasures him. I’m confident that Maya is thankful for every day she gets to spend with Tristan. Melissa and Kristen from Tangled Lilac Photography did a wonderful job capturing the special bond Tristan and Maya share.
From Melissa: “To say that we loved this session would be a profound understatement. I’ve noticed that sometimes when life gets busy, the universe has a way of slowing me down and making me stop to appreciate all of life, and it’s joys and loving moments, and this photo session was that and more.
This photography session is one that Kristen and I donated to Flagstaff Arts and Leadership Academy, a public charter middle and high school here in Flagstaff specializing in college preparatory, performing and visual arts. I have lots of friends who have children attending this school and a friend that is the Executive Director. So, even though I don’t have children of my own, I feel a strong connection to its development and success. When asked by my friend at Fizz Bath Shop, about donating a service for their silent auction fundraiser, I was more than happy to donate this Pet and Family Photography Session. About a week after the fundraiser, we got a call from Maya, who was excited for us to meet her aging rescue dog, Tristan. Maya and Tristan have a deep connection, are two of the sweetest and most genuine souls we’ve ever met, and you can really feel the love in all of the photos. Maya’s had Tristan since he was a puppy and as he enters his golden years, she wanted to get some photos of him and her to have for years to come. We really loved getting to know both of them so much and are looking forward to working with Maya more. “
This last picture is my favorite. It is so simple, and yet so full of emotion. On my Pinterest board there is a pin that says “It took a long time to get this sweet.” Remember if you’re thinking about a adopting a dog that senior dogs make excellent pets!
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About Tangled Lilac Photography: Melissa and Kristen are wedding and portrait photographers serving Flagstaff, Sedona, and the greater Phoenix, Arizona area.