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Going with Grace

Going with Grace© was founded in 2012 to encourage having senior and ill pets documented before they cross the rainbow bridge and to provide a source of comfort in the form of timeless and unique photographs. I understand the extreme pain of losing a furry companion and sympathize with the empty hearts we feel when they leave us. I strive to create an uplifting experience which celebrates the life of each pet and the bond with their human during a unique & memorable photo session. Your pet will never be forgotten and their personalized photo will be added to my website to honor their memory. KCTV Channel 5 News highlighted Going with Grace© on their weekly Faces of Kansas City feature. Check out the full story and video here.

$150 includes a 1-hour photo session for one pet and one digital image. This is offered for pets who are ill & nearing the rainbow bridge. This special pricing is also available for senior pets (Age 10+ for larger breeds and Age 12+ for smaller breeds) Additional digital images or prints can be ordered at any time. I also work with several partners who offer artwork and various products to preserve your pet’s memory. E-mail jennifer@fixyourimages.com for details.

I will travel within the Kansas City area to the outdoor location of your choice or an indoor location if natural light is available. If you live outside of the immediate Missouri & Kansas region, I would consider traveling to other cities and states for an additional charge to cover gas and/or mileage.

Going with Grace© also offers photo restoration/editing services and custom canvas creations. This additional offer stemmed from so many people reaching out to say they wished they knew about my service before their pet had passed. If you already have a favorite photo of your pet that just needs a little extra love, this is a great option for you.  Please feel free to share with your networks and any animal hospital or vet clinic who would be interested in displaying artwork or postcards about these sessions.

Message Home from the Rainbow Bridge
Author Unknown

I stood by your bed last night, I came to have a peep.
I could see that you were crying, You found it hard to sleep.
I whined to you softly as you brushed away a tear,
“It’s me, I haven’t left you, I’m well, I’m fine, I’m here.”
I was close to you at breakfast, I watched you pour the tea,
You were thinking of the many times, your hands reached down to me.
I was with you at the shops today, Your arms were getting sore.
I longed to take your parcels, I wish I could do more.
I was with you at my grave today, You tend it with such care.
I want to reassure you, that I’m not lying there.
I walked with you towards the house, as you fumbled for your key.
I gently put my paw on you, I smiled and said “it’s me.”
You looked so very tired, and sank into a chair.
I tried so hard to let you know, that I was standing there.
It’s possible for me, to be so near you everyday.
To say to you with certainty, “I never went away.”
You sat there very quietly, then smiled, I think you knew
… in the stillness of that evening, I was very close to you.
The day is over… smile and watch you yawning
and say “goodnight, God bless, I’ll see you in the morning.”
And when the time is right for you to cross the brief divide,
I’ll rush across to greet you and we’ll stand, side by side.
I have so many things to show you, there is so much for you to see.
Be patient, live your journey out…then come home to be with me.