These Orange County dog beach photos in San Clemente for JD were special. Mom knew they were going to be saying goodbye to JD soon. He had hemgiosarcoma (a type of cancer, which my senior dog also passed from 8 months ago).





Orange County Dog Beach Portraits with mom laying in sand hugging dog

Senior dogs are THE BEST, aren’t they? They are my favorites to photograph. I feel they are so wise, loving and ready to please. JD definitely was right beside mom ready to do whatever we needed him to.



JD and his mom are a very special duo as they (and JD’s dad) started a non-profit called Dogs on Deployment that helps military pet parents find a foster if they are not able to take their pet with them on deployment.





Orange County Beach Dog Portraits in San Clemente of dog in sand with mom



Being a military brat myself, I know what deployment is like. My dad was gone often for many months and sometimes had to leave without much notice. This is such an important help to match up military members’ pets in need of a temporary foster!



Orange County Dog Beach Portraits Dog being hugged by parents

Especially on this Veteran’s Day, I want to give a special thank you to all our military who have ever served. You are appreciated!

Orange County Dog Beach Portraits together with dog and mom on the sandOrange County Dog Beach Portraits Cute Close Up of Dog's Sandy Face


My heart breaks for JD’s mom as he has now passed. I hope these special Orange County dog beach photos will be treasured always and help their family as they remember their very special boy.


Orange County Dog Beach Portraits walking together down the beach



To make sure your own pet has some wonderful portraits, you can see more info about a pet photography session in Orange County, CA.