I was so excited the first time I saw these images by Anne Chadwick Williams. I love the way she portrays the love between humans and their dogs in this series. These are some of the most beautiful, joyful portraits I have seen.
From Anne: “These photos were taken during the third free vaccine clinic held in the Colonial Heights neighborhood of Sacramento. Of the 252 low-cost vaccine clinics held in Sacramento each year, veterinarian Jean Rabinowitz discovered that none were coming to this low-income neighborhood, which is filled with dogs, most American Staffordshire terriers and chihuahuas.. Through her non-profit 4RFriends, she organized a series of three free clinics to help the people here get their dogs vaccinated, get microchipped, collars and tags, spay and neuter. Parvo is common and according to Rabinowitz dead dogs can be found on the street because people can’t afford the burial fee. When I arrived, there were more than 100 people lined up with baskets of puppies, young dogs, old dogs, multiple dogs. Having so many people together in one place with their pets was a wonderful opportunity to take a series of portraits that show just how much we love our dogs. The love, the pride, and the happiness shine through in the photos.”
About Anne Williams Photography: based in Sacramento. CA, Anne shoots in a documentary style that is combined with her own artistic, creative style. Her photos are a fusion of moments and art. She also loves photographing families, dogs and weddings, where there is a moment a minute. Anne also works at Front Street Animal Shelter photographing dogs that are available for adoption.