Amanda Jones has spent the last 20 years taking heartfelt photos of pups. From enchanting to sweetly charismatic, she mastered the art of capturing a dog’s essence. In her book, Dog Years: Faithful Friends And Now, Jones chronicles the magnificent dog lives by showcasing their majestic portraits as they age from puppies to seniors.
Abigale, 4 months. The portraits span a lifetime for the pups, showing us how poignant and insightful these works are. They’re not just photos, they are deep narratives woven with love and history. Look at the ever-loving expression on precious Abigail!
Abigale, 8 years. Dog Years also features powerful testimonials on these life changing relationships from dog owners and Amanda herself.
Audrey, 3 years. “Each and every one of these animals is a work of art with a
unique personality AND a treasured member of the family.” - Amanda
Audrey, 12 years. Audrey is just brimming with confidence and wisdom! When pup owners see the second round of photos like this, Amanda reflects: "They have told me how fortunate they feel to have this amazing documentation of two very different stages of their dogs’ life. That’s about when the tears start flowing."
Briscoe, 1 year. Though dogs are so puppin’ adorable, Amanda has gained so much more than just cute photos and dog kisses.
Briscoe, 10 years. “I’ve experienced many emotional things surrounding our dogs. What this particular experience solidified for me was the raw strength of the bond we share with our dogs throughout their entire lives.” - Amanda
Fred, 2 years. The photos are so poignant as they are breathtaking. Perhaps, you’re even feeling pangs of inspiration!
Fred, 10 years. If you want to create your own pup portraits, Amanda provides sage advice: “Be patient, be patient and then be more patient! I think people get frustrated because the dog won’t do what they want on the very first try. If you can’t get the shot you want, take a break and try again another day until you get that capture!”
Looking for the pupfect gift for yourself or other dog lovers in your life? This heartwarming tribute will surely fit the bill! Dog Years is available now from Chronicle Books
If you’re just as enthralled by Amanda’s work as I am, follow her on Instagram for more dog lovin’ goodness: @amandajonesinc