09.30.2009 | filed under: Uncategorized

I’ve been trying to write this post for a week & nothing seems quite worthy of these two…so here goes:

This session was a gift from one sister to another. It was a form of healing, and a tribute of sorts. Tricia lost her fiance Lin in a car accident last year, and their sweet pup, Kobe was a gift from him. He’s so much more than a pet…he’s family.

This is my new favorite family session…. :)








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  1. what a powerful story and beautiful images of their family!

  2. Just amazing. I’ve not met Kobe in person but man is he photogenic. Tricia’s personality and gentle nature sure come through in these photos.

  3. Trying to hold back tears, this is beautiful. For once I’m lost for words.

  4. These are GORGEOUS shots!!! And what a touching story. I love this dog and I haven’t even met him. I love love LOVE these. Great job Kellie.

  5. These pictures are amazing! Thank you so much for sharing.

  6. Great shots as always! It’s amazing how we find strength as humans we might never have known we had and how much our animal friends can comfort us and share in our loss. I believe that bond is evident here with Tricia and Kobe! I can see why it’s now your favorite family session.

  7. Animals are the best comfort and mans best friend for sure! This shoot is amazing! I love it.

  8. wow! this is my new favorite of yours now….the story behind it makes it even more emotional :)

  9. Kellie, You have definitely caught the magic and love between Tricia & Kobe on film. I am so thankful that Tricia has Kobe, he sure takes good care of her & she of him. It truly is a perfect example of “Beauty & the Beast” except for Kobe being a gentle giant! Thank you Kellie for your wonderful talent. Regards, Tricia’s Mom ~ Patty

  10. Incredibly touching story. What a gorgeous and strong pair.

  11. cheers and tears!Inspiring!

  12. Wow. This brought tears to my eyes, Kellie. Tricia is so lucky to have been given a session with such a talented artist. I know she will treasure her memories with Kobe always. Thank you so much for sharing.

  13. OMG!! These photos brought tears to my eyes & love to my heart. I love and miss Lin so much, but Tricia and Kobe help keep me going. These Photos are just awesome & indescribably beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

  14. Wow, we are just loving those pictures of you and your best friend. He is lovely and so are you Tricia.

  15. Amazing absolutely amazing. I’m speechless and in tears. These are beautiful.

  16. WOW! These are amazing. Tricia is as beautiful as ever, and what a Kobe too. Thanks for sharing!

  17. Oh Kellie, i’m seriously bawling right now,I think about my husband and our two dogs and what we would do if we were to ever lose a member so close to our family. Thank you so much for sharing this.

  18. Kellie that is so amazingly unbelievable, there really is a book there.dori

  19. Beautiful pics! Had a great time participating in the shoot – amazing as ever, Kellie!!! Looking good T! Kobe, the gentle lap dog…

  20. Kellie, it has taken me a while to post a comment because the words escape me to express my appreciation and gratitude. You truly have captured the resilience, strength, and beauty that encompasses my sister. Kobe is so much more than a dog. He encompasses the spirit of a person that left this world far too soon. We will forever treasure these photos. They tell a story of love and loss and show the healing power that animals have. Until next time!
    With much love, Kelly

  21. I love these pictures of you and kobe!

  22. great clear images!

  23. I’m having a difficult time not leaning in to my computer screen for a big smooch. You are amazing, and these are priceless shots.

  24. i can’t believe you got him to stay still awwwwwwwww love, logan

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