I met Chico at his home in Templestowe (Melbourne) - he wagged his adorably fluffy bum at me and I fell in love instantly! Chico's Mum, Monid, had called me a few weeks prior to organise a pet photography session, having found out that her beautiful Cavalier King Charles Spaniel had congestive heart failure. This isn't a sad post though - Chico is still very happy dog and other than a little cough he seems completely healthy! He is also now being kept young by his energetic new little brother, a puppy named Harrison.
We started photographing at Chico's home in Templestowe, where he was quick to show me just how snoozy a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel can be. Don't you just love the purple of their bedroom against his red fur? Chico is his Mum's snuggly shadow - they share their bed and he follows her everywhere. Monid told me before our photoshoot that their bed was one of Chico's all time favourite spots in their home, so I just had to photograph him there!
Once we finished photographing at home, we headed over to the nearby Ruffey Lake Park, one of the most popular parks in Manningham. I could see why straight away - the view of outer Melbourne from the top of the hill was beautiful. Chico and I had lots of fun (and lots of treats) posing as the sun slowly set. He's a fussy eater, but luckily my big stash of treats was a winner - check out that happy smile!
Even with my tempting treats, it was hard to coax Chico out of the arms of his Mum. This boy is so in love - he was clearly happiest in her arms. This is exactly the sort of unconditional, unwavering love that has made me dedicate my life to celebrating our furry families as a pet photographer. There is something so beautiful, so pure, about it that just fills me with joy.
Thank you so much for inviting me into your home Monid. I have had so much fun getting to know you and your furry family these last few months - a wonderful client and now a beautiful friend!
Chico's Album Proof