Rufus & Armani - A Christmas Card Story

One of my favorite times of the year is when I receive a call from Pat to schedule a session for a holiday card with Rufus and Armani. It all started three years ago when Pat wanted to do it as a surprise for her sons. Then we did it a second time, and this year people were asking Pat if she had had their photo taken yet. I love how it has become a tradition. As you can imagine whenever you combine a cat + a dog + a Christmas display it is going to be an adventure, so I've included a couple of behind-the-scenes photos as well. Here are a few of my favorites. I can't wait until next year! 


One of the reasons I love documenting my clients in their homes is because it captures life so candidly. Sometimes we take those moments for granted, but I always try to capture the little details that I naturally document in my own life, as part of a session. It is especially rewarding when I later hear comments like "that is so Max".

Michelle first contacted me when Max was diagnosed with a tumor and was going in for surgery and chemo at the beginning of the year. Shortly after our session in July he had his checkup and is cancer-free!! Hooray!! Here are a few of my favorites from my evening with Michelle, Max and the kitties in their home. 

In Memory of Noelle

A few weeks ago I received an email from Cindy. Her cat, Noelle, whom had been with her since she was a wee kitten (found in a drainage pipe in the middle of winter together with her siblings and mother) until she turned 16, had just been put on hospice after a very hard fight against cancer. I happened to have the next day open and drove over to document their relationship. Their bond was unmistakable.

A week later Noelle crossed the rainbow bridge. I visited Cindy after she had taken Noelle to be cremated, and Cindy asked me to take a picture of Noelle's belongings in their favorite spot. That same afternoon a little kitten peeked through the shrubs in front of the house as Cindy made her way up towards the house. Cindy couldn't help but laugh and say No Noelle, I'm not ready yet, as she put out a food bowl for the little one whom had disappeared. Please hug your loved ones a little bit extra tonight.

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Sam, Lily & Max

I recently spent an evening with Michelle, Colleen, and their sweet pups Sam, Lily and Max at Mellon Park. It was a beautiful night and the park was in full bloom. My heart ached when I found out that Sam (in the middle) crossed the rainbow bridge less than a month after our session. He is missed so much.

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