Stella the rescue Pit Bull at Irvine Regional Park
I’ve known Stella for a few years now. Her mom first came to me for a Limited Edition Studio Session (and has since been back for so many more, I’ve lost count) so when she messaged me and said “it’s Stella’s 10th birthday and we want to do an outdoor session to celebrate,” I was all over it!
Stella is one of those dogs who can look straight into your soul. She’s sweet, gentle, and knows exactly how to get you to give her all the Soul’y Raw treats in the world. She loves to wear bandanas for every occasion and is always up for an adventure with friends.
From Stella’s Mom:
When I adopted Stella in 2014, I had no idea how much she would change my life. Stella sat at the shelter for a month, being overlooked by hundreds of people. She was deemed a “staff favorite,” but being labeled a senior dog undoubtedly caused many people to walk right past her.
When I saw her photo being networked, without hesitation, I knew she was meant to be my dog, but I had no idea she would become my best friend, my road trip partner, and truly the best thing to ever happen to me.
A couple years ago, Stella was diagnosed with two different types of cancer – my heart sank, I couldn’t breathe, and I would burst into tears without warning. I promised her from that day forward, we would check things off her bucket list, I would feed her the best food possible, and I would no longer rush her when she wanted to spend a little too much time sniffing instead of walking.
We had our first session with Terran a few months after Stella was diagnosed. When I saw the photos, I realized how incredibly important these were in our journey. I have so many incredible memories with Stella, but I know that memories slowly fade, and those little details become harder to remember – the heart shaped spot on the back of her head, the little scar under her right eye, and those adorable chin whiskers that glisten in the sun.
Each session with Terran is not just a means to an end – each session is a well-thought-out experience – from the moment you begin to session plan, to the day your products are delivered, she has thought of every little detail to make it incredibly special.
I am forever grateful to Terran for the priceless photos she has captured. I know my time with Stella will never be long enough, but I have comfort in knowing that we have enthusiastically adventured together, relished in the quiet moments, and that I have photos that will last a lifetime.
I am so lucky to know you both. Thank you for your kind words and allowing me to be a part of your lives! xo