Rebecca Leimbach is a professional portrait and lifestyle photographer who endured years of fertility treatments and waiting before she and her husband were blessed with their daughter, Harper.
The couple wanted nothing more than to also provide a little sibling for Harper to play with, but unfortunately this was not to be. Further treatments proved unsuccessful, and Harper was to be an only child.
To Rebecca’s surprise, it turned out that a playmate was already residing in their house: Lola, their wonderfully loyal English Bulldog!
Rebecca describes the situation better than we ever could:
“One day Harper came out of her playroom with Lola dressed as a princess and I realized, she has a playmate, the best kind in fact, one who doesn’t argue over being dressed up…I hope that people see what wonderfully amazing animals dogs are, and how their connection with people shape our lives. Like Harper, for example, she’s never bored with Lola around. She’s completely happy drawing with markers all over Lola’s face as she sleeps, or taunting Lola until the she can’t take it anymore and body slams her. When Harper looks back at her childhood through these images, she will remember ‘my first best friend’ Lola. I hope people take away from the images that sometimes without us even realizing it, dogs fill an empty space in our hearts.”