Welcome Home Puppy
i was so excited to receive an invite from a lovely young family to capture their first puppy’s homecoming…and i was in on the surprise too!
their two children weren’t expecting Zack, the English Cocker Spaniel puppy, home until the weekend, but mom picked him up a few days early. the look on their faces…especially of their 9-year daughter was priceless!
being able to experience the pure joy from an outsider’s perspective was amazing! it immediately transported me back to the day when my mom brought my first puppy home (i was 10 years old). it was the happiest day of my little life so far…and it was a life defining moment.
as i watched this little girl bond with her new puppy, i’ll admit, i got a little choked up (and also secretly wished that my family had the brilliant idea of documenting the day with professional photos…or any photos at all for that matter).
thank you Sandra and family for being for forward-thinking and allowing me to share this momentous day with you. to know that i helped create memories for you to enjoy in years to come, makes me feel incredibly honoured.
welcome home Zack…it’s going to be a great life!
this is the first moment Zack met his new sister as she got in the door from school…Mom did say she would have a special treat for you after school!
the newly-introduced-future-best-friends spend time bonding. let’s play!
kisses for her new puppy…TRUE LOVE!
how gorgeous are her eyes?! my goodness!
i kept thinking, if only i had a shot like this with my first puppy. she is going to love this as she gets older. (fyi: the hanging belly kills me!)
Dad walks in to meet Zack (who has the best ‘sad face’ i have ever seen. )
when Zack’s big brother came home from school, he greeted him at the door with a happy wagging tail.
i love watching kids and puppies together.
there’s nothing like a little ear tickle to help you bond.
the family all together, with their newest and smallest member.
little Zack checking out his new kitchen (known to the family as the Abbey Road shot).
Zack got a tour of the rest of the house, starting with the kids’ bedrooms…lots of toys to play with there!
Zack loved checking himself out in the master bedroom mirror…”hello, handsome.”
we took him out in the snow and at first he wasn’t sure what to make of it (notice him laying in the only patch of grass).
but snuggles helped him come out of his shell.by the time i left he did his very first business outside (both #1 and #2) and was sniffing around, checking out the yard.
we definitely tired Zack out….what a whirlwind of a day for the wee boy. welcome home buddy. it’s going to be a great life!