In early August I received a call from Linda looking to book a session for her daughter, who would soon be turning six, and the family’s then 13-week-old goldendoodle puppy Bear. It was important for her to capture the two of them together because (as we all know) puppies and children don’t stay little for very long!
As I talked with Linda during her pre-session consultation, it became clear that Bear and her daughter have had a very special friendship right from the beginning.
“Our five-year-old daughter had been dogsitting for her aunt on several occasions. The joy she had whenever she was with the dog was infectious and the disappointment when the dog left was heartbreaking,” explains Linda. “She started asking for a puppy and her grandparents were taking her to pet stores. We searched for a breeder and found our four-legged friend near Geneva on the Lake.”
“At first we thought it would be funny, a big name for our mini goldendoodle, but now it really fits because he looks like a teddy bear!” laughs Linda. I’d have to agree!
“He has the best demeanor and makes us smile the minute we see him! We love him to pieces!”
During our time together, we had the most beautiful evening with a gorgeous, warm light that filtered through the trees near one of my favorite cobblestone roads in Schenley Park. The pop of bright yellow flowers behind Bear added to the happy feel of his session. Look at that smile, which just happens to be one of his mom’s favorite things about him!
Bear’s family will soon have a three-piece wall art grouping for their home that includes a 20×24 and two 16×20 gallery-wrapped canvases for the living room. I cannot wait to deliver this along with a few gift prints for Linda’s office, a stunning leatherette and metal memory box, mini accordion albums, and her session slideshow!
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