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Playing in the Rain with Jake

Playing with Jake in the Rain Before the Rainbow Bridge

“Dogs are not our whole life, but they make our lives whole”. This is a statement that you can only understand if you are blessed with having a dog find you.

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Today the T&T Photography family carries a heavy heart for the Chanice family. I received the message yesterday from one of my previous clients asking me if I was available to take some photos of their loyal and loving family dog, as they were faced with having to make the heart wrenching decision to say goodbye to one of their own, Luke.  Without any hesitation I immediately committed to documenting these special moments.

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At first it was a concern about the rainy weather that we have been having for the past couple of days here in Raleigh. Sometimes the rain was a heavy downpour and other times lighting up to just a sprinkle so we really didn’t know what the weather would be like… In my heart I knew that the weather didn’t matter at all. I knew that it wasn’t about the weather, not about my equipment, not about the rain but it was about being able to capture something for this family to hold onto and cherish forever.

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“I think dogs are the most amazing creatures; they give unconditional love. For me, they are the role model for being alive.”

You could tell by the way this dog loved on these children and momma that this unconditional love is so real. With plenty of kisses to go around, we made sure we captured a lot of that. The continuous rain that we had during the session seemed so symbolic. Jake got to run around in the mud and rain and feel the burst of inner puppy. It brought several tears to all of our eyes.


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Rest in peace Luke.