A Sad Goodbye – Lasting Memories Of Dogs And The Family They Leave Behind

They love unconditionally, wait with excitement for your return, and are all too happy to offer a sloppy kiss.  Even on the worst days, dogs really are man’s best friend.  Photographed near the end of their lives, photographer Sarah Emhart’s heartwarming photos capture the companionship between ailing dog and the humans they loved.

Through Joy Sessions – a now national project – Ernhart aims to provide a lasting reminder of the love and bond shared by dog and family.  The results are beautiful and touching (you just may need your Kleenex box)

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What started as an emotional photo shoot with one woman and her beloved Labrador, has now become so widespread that Ernhardt has built a directory of photographers around the world willing to capture your own lasting memories.