I always feel sad when I receive a submission of a dog who has passed on, and yet it does my heart good to know that the dog was well loved and a cherished part of the family. Lucy’s family loved her so much that they booked a session with Kelley Smallman to make sure they had photos to remember her by.
From Kelley: “I felt so honored when this family asked me to take their photos with their sweet dog, Lucy. She was a Boston Terrier who had become deaf and ill. They were afraid she might not make the photo session because she was so weak, but she did and we caught some amazing photos of the family and children with her just before she passed away.”
From Jennifer: “We’re so grateful for the last twelve years spent with our precious Boston Terrier. Lucy was so sweet and loving. She was our first ‘baby’ after getting married and buying a home. As our family grew with the arrival of our sons, she remained a gentle and loving companion. Lucy was the light of our lives! Letting go of her in November was one the hardest things we’ve faced as a family. She was a very loyal and fun loving dog. We were so happy Kelley Smallman was able to capture beautiful shots of our family.
We will treasure the pictures of our boys and our sweet Lucy forever.”
You can see more of this family and Lucy on Kelley’s photography blog.
If you have an elderly or terminally ill dog, I encourage you to find a professional pet photographer and have photos taken.
About Kelley Smallman Photography: Based in Fort Mill, South Carolina, Kelley specializes in family, children, and high school senior photography.
These are very sweet and that fourth image is a real treasure! So sorry for the families loss.
Brian Frum says
We send love and hugs to Lucy’s loving family.
Aww, trying not to cry here! I agree, these stories are so hard but also so sweet. So glad they have these happy memories.
We lost our Boston in November. Molly was our first baby, too. So sorry for your loss. Such great pictures to remember her by.
What a sweet looking girl. 🙂 I’m glad she was able to do the photo session, I’m sure those photos mean a lot to her family.