Don’t forget your pets!

Do you consider your furry friends a true member of the family?

Isn’t it wonderful to have a creature that will love you unconditionally?

How about those bad days at work that seem to go away when you are greeted at the door  with smile and wag of a tail?

I know so many of you will nod and agree with me as you read this.  In my home, our furry family members include  a beautiful yellow lab and a black and white cat.

So, imagine our pain when we discovered on Monday evening that our cat had somehow gotten outside.  We went to bed wondering if he was okay and if we would ever see our little guy again.

Finally at 4:00 a.m., I gave up on trying to sleep, hopped in the car and drove around the neighborhood looking for my cat.   My one constant thought through this was, “Thank goodness we have lots of pictures of him.   I’m so glad I took a moment to take a picture of him in the basket that was set up in the studio just a few days ago.”

So,  as you schedule your Fall sessions this year,  don’t forget to include the furry friend who is truly a member of your family.  If you have never had a session that focuses on your pet, schedule one now. (They are a lot of fun)  As our kids grow up, we photograph their stages of development, activities and all kinds of firsts.    Now, give your kids another wonderful memory – their family pet.

Oh, by the way, my story has a happy ending.  Wrigley showed up in the yard about 10:00 on Tuesday morning.  He was a little spooked, very hungry, and I think, happy to be home.



About lisafrancescon

Lisa is a portrait artist who uses photography as part of a process to capture the personality of animals and the special relationship they have with their owners. Based out of Moline Illnois, she travels throughout the Midwest providing timeless images of family pets. Her fine art portraits can be viewed at various pet businesses throughout the Iowa/Illinois Quad Cities. Lisa holds a Master’s Degree in Education from Western Illinois University and taught in the public schools for many years. She continues to teach photography classes in her studio covering a wide range of topics. Her class sizes are small so she can offer her students a hands-on experience and individual attention. Lisa is a Certified Professional Photographer and has been awarded the Master of Photography and Photographic Craftsman degrees through the Professional Photographers of America. She is a member of the American Society of Photographers, one of the most prestigious photographic associations in the world and an association that must be invited into through photographic achievement. Among her many awards and accolades, Lisa has been recognized as one of the top 10 photographers in Illinois in both 2015 and 2016 from the Associated Professional Photographers of Illinois.
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