Pet Companion Session | Portland, Oregon
If you have been following along you will notice my slight obsession with video lately! I have been dabbling for a very short amount of time. Slipping it in to my sessions with clients and now obsessively filming my travels. It's been such a joy and super fun to play around with.
A few days ago, Sarah and I ventured around the rainforest and searched for waterfalls. Sarah was telling me how she is using her excess time right now in the states (as a 'trailing wife') to really enjoy her additional time with Kiva. Kiva is her sweet golden retriever, travel mate, and forever friend. 'Kiva' translates to shelter; safety, a soft place to land, security, warmth. They have been together for 9 years and have been through absolutely everything together.
I grew up with golden retrievers and know how special they are. All animals are. They are truly part of our families so I thought it would be super special to capture some of their time together doing what they love; adventuring in the beautiful landscapes of Oregon and put a little video together. I hope it serves to be something Sarah cherishes forever.
Follow Kiva and Sarahs adventures with the hashtag: #whereskiva
To the ones we love mostly,
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