Companion: Capturing Connections Between Kids & Pets
The idea for this project has been something I've thought about ever since I took these photos of my son and our German Shepherd, Zoe, before she passed. Zoe was so good with him and they were great buddies. I loved capturing their special relationship as my son grew and it became even more apparent once she was gone, how important these photos were. I wanted to do a bigger project capturing children and their special relationships with their pets. The year following our loss of Zoe, I wasn't ready. And then the following year, I chose to focus on moms having fun with their kids and pushed off this idea again.
Then, on a whim, we brought Jack home over Memorial Day weekend 2017. He is my son's dog through and through; and watching them grow together has been so much fun (and sometimes not so fun when they get on each other's nerves, haha). I did a 100 Days project to focus on capturing their relationship. Then I started finding other kids who had special bonds with a pet and started capturing them too. This is an ongoing project of mine (and I have some fun goals for it that I'm working towards). You can also follow along on Instagram!
I am always searching for more models, so if you live in Brevard County or Amelia Island areas and your child (any age up to 18) has a special bond with their pet (any pet, not just dogs), I'd love to photograph them! Send me an email and I'll send you more info on participating in this project.
Kimberly Tank is an award winning professional lifestyle photographer in Rockledge, FL, servicing Brevard County in Central Florida (including Melbourne, Cocoa Beach, Merritt Island, Viera and surrounding areas). Using natural light and custom on location sessions, Kimberly Tank specializes in photographing families from babies to seniors, both on land and underwater, and commercial photography; providing an exceptional customer experience and helping you capture your story and turn your memories into works of art.