Saturday, May 30, 2009

Bailey Outtakes - The saddest day of my life

This is a tribute to the best dog in the world. Words cannot express the sadness we feel in losing one of our best friends. It's tough to put these pictures up knowing that I won't be able to make more pictures with him anymore. He was a model dog, both literally and figuratively. He'd get so confused when I'd stop in the middle of playing fetch and pull out my camera and start clicking away at him. He just wanted to keep playing, but I insisted that I needed to photograph him just 10 more min. before we continued again. He was so patient. I don't think there will ever be another dog like him. He was such a huge part of Dave's and my life.
For those who did not know, vets speculated that he was suffering from lymphoma. To see him transform in the last 3 months from a vivacious, energetic, loving creature into an emaciated, fatigued dog who could barely stand on his 4 legs was mortifying. To witness the life being drained from him as he was being euthanized on the hospital table was probably the most heart wrenching experience of my life. Whether it is a dog or a human being, witnessing death right before my eyes was something that I hope I won't have to face for a very long time. To see his lifeless and limp body lying there just broke my heart. How could this happen to a dog that brought happiness into the lives of so many people. These are just a few of the countless photos that I took of Bailey that never made it into my blog. (To see other old photos of Bailey click HERE, HERE, and HERE.)

This is the most recent photo I have of him taken 3 weeks before his death.

And this is the last photo I took with him. I wish my eyes weren't closed.

Lying under the table at my In-Laws. Even in his sickness he tried so hard to be around people as much as he could.

Taken before he showed any signs of sickness.

Rest in peace Bailey. We will miss you very much.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Franchia, NYC

Wow! It's only been one week since I've been without my camera and it feels like an eternity. I still haven't it gotten back from repairs so I'll have to post some old photos again. These were taken at a shoot that I went on with Maggie. This gig had our stomach's growling till the very end. If you're ever in NY I highly recommend that you stop in for lunch or dinner. The food is vegan but absolutely, mouthwateringly delicious!!!!!! Being that I am an avid meat lover, you should take my word for it and go there!! Check out the site for more of our photos: Franchia
Aren't you hungry now? PS, none of these photos have been retouched so yes, the food is actually really this good!

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

More pictures from Mother's Day

So my camera is getting repaired, and I feel so naked without it. I didn't want my VERY FEW readers to stray away so I decided to post some more pictures from Mother's Day. It's a slew of different kids as usual. Gosh I hope I'm not pigeonholing myself into doing children's photography. Don't forget folks, my ultimate goal is to be a wedding photography. hahaha

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Mother's Day with the family

I decided to take advantage of the fact that our entire family was under one roof as we celebrated Mother's day. It was sad that my husbuns was not there with us but there is a spot left open for him in our family photo below and one day when I'm bored, I will photoshop him in. haha

Of course the day started with me taking photos of my favorite nephew Richie!!

I don't know why but I just liked this image. In case you're wondering, she is texting her beloved fiance, Pat.

There is a boy behind there somewhere
Oh buns, I wish you were here!

This photo was a challenge b/c her face and body was
completely underexposed and practically blackened out.