I’ve been a dog lover all my life, but living in a small space always prevented even the thought of having a dog. When Elise and I met, we volunteered at the Animal Rescue League in Dedham, MA for two years. It gave us a good understanding of how dogs operate, and at times I think humans could benefit by adopting some of their ways. However, the human handshake when I first meet someone will have to do. Dogs can keep their method of saying “hello” all to themselves. Having Max in our lives has not only kept us active, responsible, and on a constant quest to interact with a non-verbal being, but we’ve become a family. Now, like my four nephews, Max has become one of my consistent volunteer models. Each time I point the camera his way I feel sense of pride as I watch this young guy grow up. I feel like my mother must have throughout my childhood as she documented my every movement.
Max is incredibly smart and intuitive. A leader in his own right, he loves to run, swim, meet new dogs and new people. A daily 3-5 mile hike is in order everyday, without question. Do you remember when you were a kid and your parents put you on punishment? After day two, all you had to do was bug mom enough and she'd let you go out. Max uses the same tactics. It helps that he's the biggest momma's boy ever!
Max served as my inspiration for creating this new website and blog because he introduced me to pet photography. I've spent many years photographing people and he opened up a whole new world to me. I feel brand-new! The result is what you'll find on www.tybellittiphotography.com and here on this blog.
Thank you, Max!