✨ This was a very special shoot for me. ✨
I had photographed this family of 4 dogs 2.5 years ago, just after I had started Pawparazzi. They were one of the first people to call me to Delhi for a shoot.
4 dogs, 4 very different personalities, 1 promise.
Akanksha - their hooman - told me that this time around, she definitely wanted a group photo of the 4 of them. She was like “I have no idea how you’re going to do it, if at all, but I would love one” & I promised that somehow, we would deliver on her request.
I have no idea how we managed to get this photo!
It was a LOT of loud, weird, piggy noises, handkerchiefs & toys being juggled with & their helper jumping around behind me to get their attention 😂
It has been so much fun watching these 4 goofballs grow older. My first ever shoot with them was 2 years ago, when I first travelled to Delhi for work.
This time around, the shoot meant so much more to me. Marty, the oldest & father of the pack was found with a ruptured spleen one day.
He was taken to the hospital & told that a malignant tumour on his spleen ruptured. The doctor was scared that the tumour cells have spread across the body & that Marty now had to go through Chemotherapy to make sure the cancer cells don't spread.
He's 10 years old. When he went through the spleen removal surgery, the doctor said that he had only 10 hours at the best. He's a fighter & he made it out healthy. They had only ONE go at his chemotherapy. If his body rejected the chemo, he would have had only a weeks, maybe a few months.
The chemo went well & his body was accepting it! He was running, jumping & begging for treats like normal.
Unfortunately, Marty didn’t make it.
His cancer came back and he has multiple organs despite the chemotherapy.
Marty passed away on Dec 8th.
We did this shoot, because his hooman realised that she never wanted to take anything for granted again, especially time. His snout is whiter, he walks a bit slower & he's tired most of the time, but he's still the same beautiful soul he always was.
So, I came into the picture, to capture some beautiful candid moments that he shares with his new hooman brother!
These are some of the wonderful moments that I shared with Marty during our shoot, captured on camera.
I’m so thankful to have gotten a family photo of these goofballs with Marty, atleast one last time…
We did this shoot, because their hooman realised that she never wanted to take anything for granted, especially time.
Marty’s snout was whiter, he walked a bit slower & he was tired most of the time, but he's still the same beautiful soul he always was.
Having a loved one cross the 🌈 bridge is never easy. So if you ever in your heart feel like this is the time to get some memories clicked, go with your gut feeling. Time doesn’t wait for anyone.