Growing Up Together is an ongoing personal project of mine, documenting the relationship between older dogs and older kids. One of my fondest childhood memories is just hanging out with our dog, having her follow us around the beach, or running alongside us while we rode our bikes to the park to catch tadpoles and now witnessing that same bond between my own children and dogs melts my heart. When we gave our lovely old pug her wings last year, I decided that I would love to photograph more old dogs with their kids – the ones that have been together long enough to forge that easy but strong friendship.
If you are on the Sunshine Coast and interested in taking part in this project, please get in contact. Ideally your dog(s) and child(ren) would be on the older side (8 years +) and I would photograph them doing something they love together. You’d have to be ok with the images getting shared both here and on social media and you’d receive a couple of images for your time.