It is a sad fact that dogs just don’t live long enough. The luckiest ones spend their lives being loved and loving all of the people in their family. Handsome Yellow Labrador Retriever, Harley, was both loving and well loved. Last year he the focus of this family lifestyle photography session with Laura Matthews.
From Laura: “Harley, like most labs, had a heart full of love. At age four, he was diagnosed with lymphoma and successfully treated with chemotherapy for many years. He remained in remission until his mom, Heather, found swollen lymph nodes in his neck again. At 10 years old, she decided to care for him the best she can for the remainder of his life without further treatment. Dogs are such special souls; loving, obedient, and faithfully devoted to their families. Harley is so very loved by his brother Tyler, and sister, Hope.
Losing a pet is never easy and it’s heartbreaking they can’t remain with us for many more years. Celebrating the ones we love most while they are with us is so, so important. Heather and her kids will have these amazing images to look back on and comfort them for the years to come.
Harley loved the snow, so it was perfectly fitting to do a session with him after a winter storm. It was very cold, but sunshine and love kept us warm.”
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About Laura Matthews Photography: Based in Glen Allen, Virginia, Laura is a wedding and portrait photographer.