I’m not the first to say this, but in photography timing is everything. Tenths of a second mean you either get the expression that captures the soul of the subject, or you don’t. But timing is more than that. Ruby and Lulu have been through a lot of change this spring and the timing of our session could not have been more perfect. When speaking with Ruby and Lulu’s mom on the phone she told me that Ruby, an English Mastiff, would be going in for some tests on her knee to see if she would need surgery or not. As it turned out, the week after our session Ruby needed ACL surgery that required weeks of rehabilitation. When I returned for an in-person viewing session the high waters of Lake Champlain were getting too close for comfort at Ruby and Lulu’s lakefront home. Shortly after their road began to flood and neighbors had to evacuate. Ruby also went through another major change when she had to have an eye removed. Then the family left their home as the water kept rising. This must have been so confusing to Ruby and her little sister Lulu, an English Bulldog puppy.
Now that the waters have receded I hope Ruby, Lulu, and their family can rebuild and relax. Ruby and Lulu were a treat to work with and looking through their portraits brings a smile to my face.
Peace and Slobbers,