Deepening services and connection through legacy pet photo sessions

Why I serve!

You may have heard my reasons for serving pet parents before. I lost my own dog and was upset that I had very few images of the two of us together doing the things we loved to do. If you would like the full story, check out End of Life Pet Portrait Sessions to Keep Those Memories Close for more about my journey into photography.

Because of the loss of my dog and through my love of photography, I have a special affinity for wanting to capture those bonds for other pet parents and their pets. While these sessions are important to me, I find that, just as I didn’t think about images of my pet until it was too late, my clients experience this same thing. Often times we think that we have plenty of time to do this or that only to have a a sudden awakening that no time is left.

My legacy sessions are a priority for just this reason. My clients are suddenly faced with the sudden mortality of their pet and need images NOW. When these pet parents see their world with their pet crumbling before them, their emotions can come out in a number of different ways. I have found the need to comfort and care grieving pet parents a number of times, but know that I am not fully equipped to handle all situations. This has led me to the next part of my journey.

woman and dog

Connecting with services and pet parents

To deepen my connection and better serve my clients as they are in the grief process, I have now become a member of ONE LAST NETWORK which will provide me with pet loss grief training by a certified grief coach- Angela Schneider. It will also afford me the opportunity to connect more deeply with pet professionals in my area and beyond that also help pet parents through the aging and death process.

I look forward to my training as well as connecting with the professionals in the veterinary or end of life care in my area. This includes integrative veterinary medical professionals such as massage, laser, acupunture as well as physical therapy to help alleviate pain.

If you know of a caring pet professional in the Syracuse area, I would love to hear who they are and your experience with them.

It’s an International circle!

Join the fun! This group of International Professional Pet Photographers bring you information on our weekly topics. While we focus on one broad subject, we may each have a different spin on it or provide you with additional information from our world of pet photography. Follow the next link to view how the next amazing photographer tackles this weeks challenge.  Follow each link at the end of each blog until you return to me. Then you have successfully completed our blog circle. Enjoy!

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Angela Schneider of Big White Dog Photography in Spokane, WA, empathizing with her clients during her end-of-life dog photography sessions

Meet Boots

Boots is an adorable female terrier mix. She is gentle, affectionate and playful. She loves kisses and aren’t those little white boots on her paws adorable? She would prefer a home with no cats. Please contact Friends of Second chance

Friends of Second Chance Canine Adoption Shelter
6660 E. Seneca Turnpike
Jamesville, NY 13078

Capture your journey with your pet. Nancy Kieffer is a Certified Professional Pet, Equine and Nature Photographer Through Professional Photographers of America (PPA). Nancy serves Central New York, the Adirondacks and Beyond.  Capture how you share your life with your pet! It may be a vacation adventure or curled up on the couch with you. Travel assignments welcomed.

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Celebrating Joy and Gratitude

Nancy Kieffer

Join me in celebrating a season of thanks, exploring gratitude practices, and embracing joyful living. Explore the profound connections with family, friends, and furbabies that make life truly enriching. This Black Friday, consider an alternative – spending the day in joy and gratitude. Come share your thankful moments with us as we navigate the beauty of grateful living.

Lessons from a Senior Dog

Nancy Kieffer

Working as a pet photographer as well as volunteering in a rescue, I have been blessed with getting to know a number of senior dogs. While I lost my Midnight at a young age, I was very fortunate to have Shamus with me for many years. Shamus was my clown, but boy did he know how to live! His wisdom grew as the years pressed on. I learned that each day spent with my senior dog was a lesson on the importance of living in the present, cherishing our bond and embracing our everlasting friendship.