Gertie is a very special stuffed Saint Bernard. Up until May, she was owned by a very precocious 13 year old, Mary Lydia Karth. After Mary (Sam's sister) and another sister AnnaLeah were killed in a car accident, we adopted Gertie, in the hope that we could keep Mary's spirit for life and mischief alive.
This series of portraits was started after their memorial service in Michigan. I simply handed Gertie to each member of our family (and some "adopted family" too) and snapped a few frames of them with her.
I hope to continue this, but for now, I wanted to share these. -Naomi