I get nervous when I meet new people. I try to hide this, usually with an attempt at humour. But the minute I find out they have a dog – and more importantly, that their dog is dear to them – my perception changes. I can relate to them in a very real way. Wether they talk about their dog like they would a close friend, or they do something that inconveniences them for their dog’s sake, I know that their dog is valued, and that I can relate to them on something that I value. I’m seeking things that bring me joy, and witnessing this connection is one of them. That said, I‘d love to meet you and your dog, and take some portraits of you both, for you to have. If anyone in Vancouver is up for this, hit me up.