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When we posted our latest challenge, I don't think we had any idea how many beautiful pets we would have the pleasure of meeting. For many of us, our beloved pets are just as much a part of our family as our humans. Pets have an innate ability to comfort the human soul, which only allows us to become even closer to them. Thank you for taking the time to share these special members of your family with us.
Below are our 2 winners and 8 honorable mentions that we fell in love with, too. If you were one of the images featured, please be sure to grab a button, showcasing that you were featured on our website or group page. Thank you for sharing your talent with us today! Enjoy browsing through these images. For our winners, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you for making this photo challenge so much fun!
This is my husband with his girl Maggie on her last day with us here on Earth. She was 13 years old and had cancer. She was having trouble walking and we could tell that she was hurting. The next day she would pass away. While I was getting a few pictures of her, my husband needed a moment because he was so overcome with grief. This moment struck me as so beautiful and raw because even though Maggie was the one suffering in physical pain, her loyalty and sense of duty did not fade. She stood there by his side protecting him, as always, as she graciously did for so many years.
Photographer: Christine Holtzman
Edit: Harvest Moon (from Sugar and Spice collection), Sharpened Men or Still Life, Recover Clippings, upped the shadows and clarity a tad, and Baby Brighten as a radial filter on Maggie
Tips for photographing in the fog? I just tried to expose so that I don't loose shadows or highlights. This was shot with Canon 6D and 85mm/1.8, f/4, 1/400sec, ISO 400.
Photographer: Piia Ylisalmi
Edit: Blue Suede V2
I wish I could say "Sit! Stay!" to some of my clients. Hahah.
Photographer: Jaime Burrow
Edit: Used Delicate, Pretty Sunrise and Eyes Sparkle from the Pretty Actions Film Collection.
I really love this photo of my daughter and 2 of her bunnies.
Photographer: Michelle Aschbacher
Edit: Edited with the Enchanted Garden Collection, pink haze brush, and some hand edits.
You guys! Doesn't she look like a modern Dorothy from the Wizard of Oz?!! In the moment this shot was so exciting to capture... and then I had to snap out of it to chase a pup with a mouth full of treats... Because you can't expect a client in red suede heels to go running through the woods. Haaaa!
Photographer: Anitra Thompson
Edit: Sun Rays Right from the Luminous Collection, Quick clean, Center Light from the Pretty Presets Workflow and hand edits.
Because every super hero has a trusty sidekick. ;) What do you all think?
Photographer: Larisa Dzikowski
Edit: PURE Color Workflow (Photoshop)
My favorite picture of one of my babies.
Photographer: Caroline Belliveau
Preset: Peony, Set white balance to auto, Creamy Center Light , Soft Vignette II, Add Light +1, Pink Sun Right
I'm finally getting around to posting these :) So happy I had my camera to catch it all! She is now 2 months old and super friendly. Her ears are pretty big so I named her Minnie Mouse
Photographer: Nicole Jonutz
Edit: I used Mystic Gold from the Sugar and Spice Collection.
Photographer: Jessica Laney
Edit: All in one clean edit.
Another one of Ms. Abby...our "cat/dog".
Photographer: Heather Leadens Faucher
Edit: Clean and Creative, Sharpen, Add Vignette
Laura is married and has two children who keep life exciting. She loves people, capturing beauty and enjoys a spending time with her family. She is the Co-Founder of PRETTY (Pretty Presets, Pretty Actions + Pretty Forum).