I had the pleasure of visiting Joanne of Joya Beauty in Dover, New Hampshire, to photograph her with her family, which includes her husband, Stephen, mother, Helen, and their slew of dogs. It was hot, hot, hot outside, so after a few rounds of fetch with the pups everyone was back inside to cool off. Helen is a Scrabble queen and I hear never loses a match. She is also continually kept company by a one miss Paloma, a sassy little Chihuahua that keeps a close eye on her human family. The other, bigger, dogs are also never far behind and are kept looking very dapper by Stephen, who owns All Aboard Mobile Dog Grooming, a business that he runs out of their home.
There is such love between all of the members of this family, human and canine included, and it was truly a joy to be around. I was pleasantly surprised when Joanne told me she and Stephen had been married for over 30 years, because they are so affectionate and just plain sweet together. Don't we all hope the same for ourselves after so many years?
Joanne, Stephen, Helen, and pups, thanks so much for welcoming me into your home! xo