It’s been a strange and incredibly sad year for me on many levels and an even more wonderful year on other levels. I’ve spent much time, maybe too much time thinking about what I want to do.
I want my pet photography to go a whole new direction. I still love photographing pets more than anything and I still walk away from a session with a high that is completely indescribable. But, I want more. I want to step away from the traditional photo and create more of an artistic image. I want to step back and be more of an observer than an active participant. I want to tell stories.
I captured this image of Sage and Glory at the end of the day. They had been playing non-stop all day outside. These two have a bond that goes deeper than most and the two puppies are totally devoted to each other. Sage was resting and Glory wanted more play time. I just sat back and watched them. This moment in time was a magical connection.
Connections are so important. Sometimes it is not two pets, but the human and the pet connection that is so special, so strong, so devoted. Those are the things I want to capture.
Everyday I am reminded of how quickly our time with our pets goes by. I want to stop that momentum of time, even if it is just through one frame. That moment, the connection, the unconditional love that lasts forever in our hearts. That’s what I want.