Rae is one of the most happy go lucky dogs that I've ever photographed - especially when you consider what she had just been through. Rae's mom, Lauren Talarico, is a Neurology Vet at South Paws in Northern Va. They had just gotten a new state of the art scanner and Rae volunteered to be the guinea pig. They were stunned when lung cancer showed up on the results - it's a miracle they found it as early as they did (which is rare). They decided to remove Rae's entire left lung and start her on chemo to give her the best odds possible.
My favorite thing to capture is the love between pets and their people and Rae and her mom were the epitome of this. They straight up adore each other and share an incredible bond. I’m happy to share that Rae has recently finished chemo and is now cancer free!
This beautiful work was generously contributed by Sara Riddle of Sara Riddle Photography