This is another version of Last Kiss

© 2010 Annie J Lemay

In loving memory of Golda.

This beautiful dog Golda, and gracious woman, Sarah were having their last walk at their favourite spot, atHeritage Park, in Mission, BC. You see, Golda was 11 years old and suffered from cancer. This was Golda’s last walk.
I had my camera on a tripod at the park, with 2 dogs. I offered to take their last portrait of them, if she minded. I asked Golda to kiss Sarah, and this is the result. I photographed them walking back to the car. I trembled as I captured them on camera. I cried all the way home. The loss was enormous for this lady.
Later that evening, Golda’s vet came to her home, and she laid on her favorite pillow and was let go.

Sarah and I connected in a way I cant explain. We embraced at the park, with so many tears. Tears for stranger, tears that stayed with me. I could feel her loss. We have stayed in contact by email, and she would like this image. For some reason I have hesitated. My settings were not set for this. Enough excuses now!

Tell me what you think of this image, please.

Nikon D2X
105 mm

October 14, 2009

Thank you for looking

Nikon D2X
105 mm
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  • D.M. Mucha
    D.M. Muchaalmost 5 years ago

    Very nice capture! Can not beat a slobbery dog kiss

  • Indeed! Thank you!

    – Annie Lemay Photography

  • Jamaboop
    Jamaboopalmost 5 years ago

    Wow….the photo is wonderful, the story is a tearjerker!!

  • It most certainly is! Had me crying the whole week. Everytime I looked at these images. The reason for me taking all this time.

    – Annie Lemay Photography

  • Gideon van Zyl
    Gideon van Zylalmost 5 years ago

    Fantastic pic. Interesting contrast with the dog washed out. I like :)

  • Thank you! It shows Sarah’s facial expression, she is crying in this image. Golda is looking into Sarah’s eyes.

    – Annie Lemay Photography

  • CJTill
    CJTillalmost 5 years ago

    A wonderful picture Annie.

  • Thank you Colin, looking forward to seeing your version.!!!!

    – Annie Lemay Photography

  • Silvertop
    Silvertopalmost 5 years ago

    Oh Annie, I am overwhelmed with gratitude to you for being there that day.
    Silvertop (Sarah)

  • Sarah, I am so touched to see you here!!!!!!!!! Gratitude goes both ways here. I shall be forever touched by you and Golda. Thank you for sharing your most intimate moments with a total stranger!!!!

    – Annie Lemay Photography

  • Phil Thomson IPA
    Phil Thomson IPAalmost 5 years ago

    WOW!! Annie, what a wonderful, overwhelming connection and emotional moment superbly captured with such a sense of devotion in Golda’s eyes!!! A Divine Appointment and real tearjerker!!

  • Thank you Phil! This has been quite an experience! Yes the eyes are incredible and I only have one shot of this!

    – Annie Lemay Photography

  • Tama Blough
    Tama Bloughover 4 years ago

    This has brought tears to my eyes – very sweet.

  • It has to many Tama………..I am so touched!! Thank you!!

    – Annie Lemay Photography

  • Susanne Correa
    Susanne Correaover 4 years ago
  • Aaw, thank you so much for this honor. I am so touched by this. Thank you many times over!!!!!!

    – Annie Lemay Photography

  • Ben Breen
    Ben Breenover 4 years ago

    I cant think of a better way to remember her.
    Fantastic photo

  • Thank you again Ben!!!!

    – Annie Lemay Photography

  • pat gamwell
    pat gamwellover 4 years ago


    Please add tag: aorbjanfeatures….thank you.

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