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New Leash on Life Portrait Session: Anna, Jason + Ralph

Sometimes it’s nice to change it up, especially when the change is for a great cause.  As a primary Wedding Photographer, I love to capture people in love and document great love stories.  As a absolute dog lover, I recently heard about a wonderful non for profit pet adoption agency called New Leash on Life.  Shortly after, I heard about a local raffle to raise money for pets, and I was honored to donate a session to a family that had recently adopted.

Insert Anna, Jason and their sweet brown-eyed boy, Ralph.  This sweet family of 3 won a Fall Session, and I was so happy to photograph this darling new family.  The story of Ralph’s adoption started one day in April when Anna received an email from her best friend… “Hey Anna, I think that you and Jason should adopt this dog….He likes to cuddle and he likes to play”.  Attached to her email were a bunch of pictures of an adorable little pup, named Ralph, who was being fostered by one of her coworkers. There was something about his furry little face that told her Anna and Jason would love him, and she was right!  A few days later, Anna and Jason went to an event and met Ralph for the first time.   After one look into his sweet brown eyes, they were hooked, and immediately started the process of applying to adopt him. Lucky for them, and the amazing volunteers at New Leash On Life; they, too, thought it was a perfect match.  After a week or two of waiting, Ralph was brought to his new home.

From the day Anna and Jason adopted him, they insist Ralph fit right in. Whether they were visiting friends, playing by the lake, or just snuggling at home; Ralph has made their lives a whole lot fluffier and full of love.  Anna and Jason are so grateful to New Leash on Life for all the invaluable work that they do, and especially for rescuing, fostering, and bringing them their sweet Ralphy.

If you are interested in adding a new member to your family, please check out A New Leash on Life!  Enjoy some of my favorites and be sure to leave some love for this wonderful family of 3…

Get ready for Ralph… he is just the cutest <3



Anna and Jason are so kind and fun-loving…

Ralph just fits in perfect with his new mom and dad

He is just the sweetest… even when he is on the hunt for squirrels!

Anna and Jason live close to the Lakefront on the north side, and I just loved this little area we found.

I just adore how Ralph fits right in… literally.

I do believe all 3 of them lucked out!  :)







In the past few months, Ralph has learned some tricks…and will show them off for treats <3

Happy Monday, and be sure to leave some love for Ralph!! <3

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