With proper supervision, puppies and kids go together like peanut butter and jelly. I know from personal experience that both dogs and children grow up too fast. It is a bit sobering to realize a teenager and a senior dog are looking back at you. While we can’t make time stand still, it is possible to preserve the precious memories.
This family had the foresight to hire Devon John to capture these fleeting moments of their newly adopted puppy and small children.
We adopted from Wags Rescue & Referral in Feasterville, Pennsylvania because we had recently lost our beloved family pet. We were hoping to complete our family- and provide a loving home to a puppy that needed a home with TONS of love, kisses, and I will admit a few too many treats. Our children were five and two at the time we adopted him.
The shelter told us that Darwin was a Lab when we first saw him. To be honest, we didn’t care what he was- we just knew that he had to be ours!
As time went by, we realized that Darwin was most certainly NOT a lab! Although we are still not sure what exactly he is- we think he is a terrier mix. We are certain Darwin is a loving, funny, sweet little boy- who has definitely completed our family.”
About Devon John Photography: Based in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, Devon is a photojournalist and documentary photographer. She is available for weddings, engagements, and family portraits.
Darwin sure is adorable! Yay for a perfect forever family. Beautiful shots!
Juliet Chelton says
Darwin is absolutely stunning and seems to have adjusted to life with your family superbly well.
Tonya Wilhelm says
Oh, my! Very cute puppy and photos
Amy Shojai says
Sweet pictures! And you’re right…SUPERVISION is the key.
What better models than children and dogs! Lovely 🙂
Darwin is SO CUTE!!! Love the idea behind this photo shoot. What wonderful memories to preserve!
Lindsay Pevny says
With all the bad news about dogs and kids, it’s refreshing to see these adorable shots. They really do go together like PB&J! Nobody could enjoy a dog the way a kid does. <3
Montecristo Travels (Sonja) says
That photo of him sleeping… ACK squee heart strings! Too adorbs!!
Dusty Desert Dogs says
Such precious photos, I love seeing children properly interacting with dogs and family pets.
Dash Kitten Crew says
What lovely phtographs, I can see them in a copy of Vogue can’t you. So delightful and so beautifully done.
I can’t imagine what my childhood would have been like without dogs. I love that this family is sharing how amazing the relationship between kids and dogs can be.
Tenacious Little Terrier says
I agree with terrier mix. Either way, he’s adorable!
Sweet Purrfections says
Such a great idea. I’ve seen other photos where the photographer tracked each year with the dog and child.
Oh! you are as cute as can be! I bet you’re a heat breaker!!!
Denise Gruzensky says
Devin is a terrific photographer and captured this lovely family and their beloved furry member PAWfectly!
Dolly the Doxie says
Beautiful pictures for great memories! Love Dolly
Cathy Armato says
What a beautiful, precious photo collection! Darwin and the kids are all so adorable, great idea to get a photo session done at this point in their lives, something to cherish forever.
Love & Biscuits,
Dogs Luv Us and We Luv Them
Bryn Nowell says
Lovely photos and adoption story! It’s always nice to hear happy stories of successful adoptions with families and the bond between children and dogs! Thanks for sharing!
Jeanne Melanson says
These are gorgeous keepsakes. This family will always cherish these photos. Thanks for sharing.