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Dog Years

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Lily. Photos by Amanda Jones

Lily – ages 8 months and 15 years. Photos by Amanda Jones

Photographer Amanda Jones has spent the last two decades of her life documenting the aging of dogs. She follows her subjects from puppyhood through old age, and her portraits are full of love and understanding. And they’re not without humor, either.

The project began with Jones’ own dog. Her first canine love, Lily (pictured above) was with her for 16 years; years in which she moved across the country, bought her first home, had her first baby. Those were big years for Jones, and Lily was there for all of it.

“Lily, was a frequent model on my set. When I juxtaposed the imagery across her lifespan, I was moved,” says Jones. “I saw an opportunity to share similar stories through photographs.” -Amanda Jones on ThisDogsLife.com

I have done all kinds of posts about dogs over the last year and a half, but this is one of my favorites. There’s something profoundly soulful in these portraits that I like very much. Enjoy!

Cooper — ages 3 and 10

Cooper — ages 3 and 10. Photos by Amanda Jones

Georgia. Photos by Amanda Jones

Georgia (ages unknown). Photos by Amanda Jones

Photos by Amanda Jones

Cayden – ages 1 and 7, Browdie – ages 5 and 12. Photos by Amanda Jones

Photos by Amanda Jones

Mac – ages 1 and 7. Photos by Amanda Jones

Photos by Amanda Jones

Maddie — ages 5 and 10. Photos by Amanda Jones

Photos by Amanda Jones

Corbet – ages 2 and 11. Photos by Amanda Jones

Photos by Amanda Jones

Audrie – ages 3 and 12. Photos by Amanda Jones

Photos by Amanda Jones

Cindy and Savanna —ages 1 and 10. Photos by Amanda Jones

Photos by Amanda Jones

Fred – ages 2 and 10. Photos by Amanda Jones

Photos by Amanda Jones

Abigail — ages 5 months and 8 years. Photos by Amanda Jones

Photos by Amanda Jones

Rufus —ages 6 months and 13 years. Photos by Amanda Jones

Photos by Amanda Jones

Maddie – ages 7 and 14, Ellie, ages 6 and 13. Photos by Amanda Jones

Here’s a promo video for her book. That looks like the most fun job ever.

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Author: Donna from MyOBT

I have committed to spending part of every day looking for at least one beautiful thing, and sharing what I find with you lovelies!

24 thoughts on “Dog Years

  1. Wow!! Such beautiful blog you have!! I love dogs more than anything!! Amazing pictures!! Loved it!!! Happy to connect ❤ Do check out my writings too, will appreciate your reviews 😊

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  2. Super dooogs 😍😍

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  3. The photos are so sweet and somehow poignant.

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  4. love Amanda Jones photos – she brings out the dogs personalities!

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  5. ….just so wonderful, thank you for doing this

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  6. Oh, Donna…..so sweet. It pains me to see my babies getting old, but this gives them such beauty and dignity. Available Fall 2015—that’s like real soon!

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  7. Lovely portraits. Silas, my 13-year-old Golden, is teaching me how to handle the aging process, complete with hearing loss, vision loss, and frequent confusion. I’m treasuring every moment with him, because it’s clear his time left on this earth is growing short. Thanks for this.

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  8. hello donna its dennis the vizsla dog hay this seems to mayk dada a littel misty eyed!!! i do not no why he sez its sumthing abowt grey muzzels!!! ok bye

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  9. This was interesting and adorable at the same time.

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  10. Thank you for photographing my best friends in life …..

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