The Joy Session Network
Find end-of-life pet photographers near you.
Resources, compassion and JOY for your pet loss journey.
Whether they’ve been with you a short time or a lifetime, saying goodbye to a beloved pet is one of the hardest things you’ll ever have to do. Our carefully selected resources can help you make preparations, lasting memories, and the tough decisions.
Let’s navigate this journey together.
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Learn about end-of-life care, and discover ideas to celebrate your best friend.
We’re sad to report that we have a Boxer-shaped hole in our hearts. We let her go yesterday afternoon at home. It was peaceful, and she was surrounded by love. We’re so thankful we had the extra time to work on her “bucket list!” Read more
Just writing to let you know that we had to say goodbye to Itch this weekend. It was very sudden and happened very quickly. Thank you so very much for the work you did for us. It has helped us heal in a way I never imagined. Read more
Oh Sarah, the photos are simply remarkable. I can’t tell you how much they mean to me now, and how many thousands of times I’ll look at them in the future, and be taken right back to that sweet face. Read more
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About Sarah Beth
Minneapolis-based pet photographer, Sarah Beth Ernhart, created Joy Sessions® in 2010, after a particularly moving photo shoot with a service dog named Joy.
Joy Sessions® – special photo sessions for terminally ill and elderly pets – are the heart and soul of her business. She’s been honored to provide this resource to hundreds of owners facing the impending loss of a beloved pet, and isn’t planning on stopping any time soon.
This website is her “pet project,” connecting owners with helpful resources, a directory of services, and each other, to provide support on their pet loss journeys. Read more
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