My dear friend Mikaela has two amazingly gorgeous Newfoundlands who also happen to be father and son. Will, the father, was diagnosed with Wobbler Disease this past winter. It's a spinal condition that causes an unsteady gait and difficulty getting up. For a Newfoundland this is definitely not something you want to hear.
I have had the pleasure of photographing Will and Chaucer for the past two years. Last year we did a sweet shoot at one of their favorite spots on Sullivan's Island, but this year due to Will's condition, we kept it close to home. Mikaela posed with her boys in their front yard just days before she had to put Will down. It was an honor to photograph these beautiful dogs and to capture Will's last days.
With love and peace.
Will, Chaucer, & Mikaela