On one of our daily sniffs, LeeLuu and I encountered a new gentleman "Willie". He was obviously getting on in years but could still joyfully muster some puppy dancing and even a few sprints! While Willie, Leeluu and a schnauzer pup "Misty Rose" introduced themselves. I took time to capture the wonderful interactions.
Once the initial meet, greet, sniff and play had slowed I looked up. There was Willie taking a break basking in the joy! He was facing the right way, the background was beautiful and I was sure that his soul light would be caught. I am a self-proclaimed photographic soul catcher ( A bit of a strange thought right?). Artful moments of our pets but especially those in their golden days are why I love being a dog photographer or "photographic soul catcher" and Willie graciously offered himself up for the catch. You can see his "soul lights' and how much he is enjoying the company on this beautiful morning.
It is amazing what "timeless connections" appear and are able to be coaxed out in a session. Editing this session brought memories of my own recently passed senior lab and how grateful I am for the "treasured creations" I still have of him.
In fact, recently someone called me after losing a companion to see if I still had the digital images from seven years ago! I had lost a hard drive but did have them stored on my website...whew! I can not stress enough to get those moments captured..better still print them, create some beautiful wall art.
If you want to explore more about the eye and transport of emotions, take the time to view this Dedo Weigert Film it is one of my favorites.
Don't miss checking out the next spectacular photographers' thoughts in this series on catchlights Kim with BARKography serving the greater Charlotte NC area.