One of the easiest things to do is fall in love with a pet, and one of the hardest is to say goodbye. I urge you to get some professional pet portraits of your dogs, preferably at multiple times in their lives. Pet photographer Mandy Whitley took these photos of English Bulldogs Walter and Dumplin’ and their family.
Dumplin was six and a half, and Walter was three and a half years old when these photos were taken. Unfortunately, Dumplin had cancer and crossed the rainbow bridge a few months ago.
Although I know the family is sad to have lost Dumplin’ they have been through this before. When the Vreeland family lost their bulldog Rufus, they wrote a book “Dumplin Can Play” to help their son, William.
From Mandy: “When I asked how they came up with their names Mary said, ‘as soon as we met Dumplin’ (when he was six weeks old) it was the first name that came to me – based on his looks.’
And Walter’s name is actually Mary’s maiden name – how fun! Mary loves the breed because they are loyal companions. Mary described them as ‘essentially 60-pound kittens who need constant companionship’ – which is such a cute description.”
You can see more of their photography session on Mandy’s blog. Follow Mandy Whitley on Instagram.
Gift certificates for a pet portrait is a great gift idea! Most photographers offer gift certificates, just ask.
About Mandy Whitley Photography: Based in Nashville, Tennessee, Mandy specializes in portraits of dogs and their people.