This past Saturday, we unexpectedly had to put our precious cat to sleep. What started out as treating a simple infection turned out that it wasn't an infection but that she was gravely ill.
In order to deal with the grief, my son and I went through images. The last decent image I have of her is this one, created a year ago as a behind the scenes because my client fell in love with my gentle little girl.
All other images were just haphazard snaps on an iPhone. None suitable for printing for a memorial shadow box. Prior to this image, the last professional image I created of Persephone was three years ago!
After I was coherent, or as close to coherent as possible, I started thinking about this. As a professional photographer, I create a lot of images for clients. I haven't create many of my family. As my profession grew, my family shots dwindled.
This brings me to another point. Small digital image are not as satisfying, nor as beautiful, as the images printed and hung on my walls!
After this heartbreak, I am making a pact with myself to create more images of my loved ones, human and animal.