LOCATION: MAKAWAO & UPCOUNTRY / MAUI, HAWAII
"OLD DOGS, LIKE OLD SHOES, ARE COMFORTABLE. THEY MIGHT BE A BIT OUT OF SHAPE AND A LITTLE WORN AROUND THE EDGES, BUT THEY FIT WELL"
She's 17 years old (seriously), cute as a button, simple minded, devoted as can be, and has a huge (and very fragile) heart of gold. As you can imagine, photoshoots like these may be the first, but may also be the last, so emotions run high, the love runs deep and the memories last forever.
Luckily the universe was in our favor in more than one way on this day. We almost cancelled the shoot due to bad weather, but with the grace of living on a small island and VERY strong winds, the clouds parted in the afternoon, giving way to warm sunshine and blue skies. On our way upcountry, we noticed a huge, breath-taking field full of Pincushion Protea flowers and we just had to pullover - it was so beautiful!!! The owner happened to be pulling up to the entrance on his tractor and was gracious enough to let us through and use his land for a bit (otherwise we may have hopped the fence because we just couldn't help ourselves ;-)).
Needless to say, after a few sneezes, frolics in the tall grass and tickles from the pincushions, Roxy was thoroughly enjoying herself. I'd even go as far to say she acted like a kid again the way she was running around and rolling in the grass. My heart melted moment after moment!
I feel SO honored to have been asked to capture the love between these two...it's 17 years strong and still growing <3 Mahalo Mahalo Mahalo
So cheers to you Roxy...you beautiful, tiny soul <3 I can't wait to see you again...