As a young couple living in Brooklyn, my clients wanted a dog. Any dog really. So they ventured down to Manhattan at ASPCA. And there she was, shy, scared and only a few months old. She came home with them that day, it was New Years Eve and my client’s 27th birthday. She was a pitbull, boxer, hound “and a big heap of amazing!” She was a looker, Miss Dakota, and did some modeling assignments as a ‘healthy dog’. At 4 years old they from Brooklyn to Bermuda, and a few years later she got a sister who mourned her deeply when Dakota passed away a few days short of her 13th birthday last year.
Dakota loved the beaches of Bermuda, and rightfully so, my clients wanted to honor it by adding a touch of the famous Bermuda pink sand to the portrait.