Stacie McChesney

Journal.

pet portraiture // Lauren & Bo, Venice, California

When Lauren contacted me about doing a portrait session with her and her dog, Bo, I was really excited. I hadn't yet had a session that centered around a beloved pet - besides photographing my own - and I couldn't wait. I absolutely love pets and know first hand how they cease to be a "pet" and are instead a treasured member of the family. 

Bo is the sweetest dog and didn't need much time adjusting to my presence. After a few treats, it was like I was an old friend. Lauren and Bo (who has the most adorable nickname, Puppynoses) have a strong bond, evident in his smile when she shows him attention and in the way he trusts and stays close to her. It was such a pleasure to spend the afternoon photographing them in and around their home in Venice.