published: Ladies' Home Journal


A few months ago, I posted about the incredible story of the black lab named Molly who survived a boating accident in northern Maine last Memorial Day weekend, even tho her owner (Douglas Harmon) didn't. Molly swam to shore and then wandered for nearly 200 miles over the course of several weeks before she was found and reunited with her family.

I was honored when Ladies' Home Journal telephoned me to photograph this amazing dog at her Scarborough home. The article is in the February issue, on newsstands now. And although the magazine only had the space to run the studio portrait of Molly, I thought you might like to see some of the additional images from this emotional assignment.

The photo editor asked for both serious and fun images of Molly and the Harmon children (L to R) Jared, Ashley and Tim.

Peanut butter on Ashley's cheek helped make this scene a bit more lively!

Playing in the back yard.

Such beautiful afternoon light!

Home sweet home.

If only she could talk, I'm sure Molly has quite a tale to tell about how she made her way back home!

Sending continued strength and peace to the Harmon family! Thanks for welcoming me into your home and sharing your touching story.


  1. Hi Emilie, you just made my day. Love love love it.

  2. Beautiful pooch and beautiful photos - fun seeing J the other night....he gave a great presentation!

  3. Anonymous10:20 AM

    What a cool assignment! The photos really capture the balance between the tragedy of the mother's death, the comfort a pet can bring, and the sense of life going on for this family. Well done!

  4. So cute! Congrats on the great exposure and pics! :) Great story :)


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