Following up with the puppy-love from yesterday, today we have a collection of photographs from Michigan-based photographer Rebecca Leimbach, documenting the growth of her children; one two-legged, one four-legged.
Capturing the relationship between her daughter Harper and the family’s English Bulldog Lola, Leimbach has told an incredible story of time and progress through a beautiful photo series called Harp + Lola that began the day Harper was born. Leimbach recently spoke to My Modern Metropolis about the series:
They have a funny bond. Harper loves Lola immensely, except when Lola eats her toys, which happens quite often. Lola is very protective of Harper, she is always in Harper’s business. Whatever Harper is doing, Lola must investigate to make sure it’s kosher.
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…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.
Here’s a selection of images from the series, shared with permission of course:
The resulting photos are a combination of hilarious and adorable, capturing the personalities of both of the Leimbachs’ children. Hopefully, both Harper and Lola have many years of bonding left, and many more photo sessions with mom.
To follow along as Harper and Lola have more adventures, or if you’d simply like to see more of Leimbach’s photography, head over to her website or visit her Facebook page by following the corresponding links.
(via Laughing Squid)
Image credits: Photographs by Rebecca Leimbach and used with permission