This post is quite bittersweet. This trio's eldest brother, Ansel, was diagnosed with cancer and was only given a few months to live. At 10 years old, for a Dane, Ansel had already had a long and fulfilling life. Rescued and adopted from Great Dane Friends of Ruff Love, Ansel spent the better years of his life in a loving family and even had the opportunity to see his 2-legged human brother born. Unfortunately, Ansel gained his angel wings on Sunday - just days after our session. I don't want this post to be all sad and bring you down (even though it's making me tear up). Instead I want to honor Ansel and his sweet family.

Ansel's family loves Uptown Charlotte so, even though we had our hands full, we went for it! Three people, three dogs, and a baby - haha! We were struggling! Luckily, some friends showed up to lend a helping hand and we were able to capture some fabulous images of Ansel and his sister, Izzy, and brother, Zeke.

This is by far my favorite image of Ansel...

Charlotte NC Dog PhotographerAnd Izzy (on the left) and Zeke (on the right)...Charlotte NC Dog PhotographyZeke is an Italian Greyhound who was very interested in the other dogs walking by. However, I quickly discovered that a, "You wanna go on a walk?" or " You wanna go on a car ride?" made him focus right on me!Pet Photographer in Charlotte NCIzzy, on the other hand, was only interested in the tennis ball. Yep, she wasn't going anywhere without that thing!Rat Terrier photographerAnd my boy, Ansel... Modern Images for Posh PetsCharlotte NC Pet PortraitsAnsel's dad was especially close to his boy. Because Ansel's tumor was putting pressure on his rectum, he was having to potty quite frequently. Dad was very patient with Ansel and did everything he could to clean up his accidents and to make him comfortable. I just had to sneak this picture in...Great Dane photographerDowntown Charlotte NC Pet PortraitsNorth Carolina Pet PhotographyCharlotte NC Pet PhotographyUptown Charlotte Dog PhotographyNorth Carolina Dog PhotographyLastly, we wanted an image to remember Ansel with his baby brother. And they look off into the landscape together... run free sweet boy... xx...Uptown Charlotte Dog Photographer

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