I’ve been photographing these adorable sisters since the oldest was a newborn. I love seeing them every year, as they are just the SWEETEST girls! When I first met them for their newborn session at their home, I was first greeted by their super dog, Tex. Tex, an Australian Shepherd (my favorite!!) was a doll. A typical Aussie- lots of energy, and devoted to his people. We’d talked about including him in photo sessions over the years, but given his, um, super exuberance, they opted to wait until the girls were a little older. So, this year was the year. Tex came with this fall for their annual photo session. He was his true spunky self, but due to the help of my awesome assistant (and dog whisperer) Sally, we managed to wrangle some photos of them together. Success!
This weekend they sent me an email, letting me know the sad news that Tex had died. I am heartbroken for them. Having lost our own Aussie this summer, I know so well the pain of losing your long time pup. It’s gut wrenching. We too, finally did family photos including the dog the previous fall, and have a large canvas of our family including him in our living room. So I know how very much they will also treasure this photo of him with his adoring sisters. RIP Tex- I know you will be missed so much.
Sisters. Having grown up with only brothers, I’ve always been a little fascinated by sisters. Among my best friends when I was young, was a set of twins. I was always SO envious of their relationship and that they had each other. My own daughter, also an only girl surrounded by boys, ironically has twin girls for her BFFs as well. I know she too wishes she had a sister, but it just wasn’t in the cards for her. I often tell her, the best thing is, that you get to choose your own “sisters”- your friends will become like family to you, and while not quite the same thing, it’s pretty freaking awesome.