There are few experiences as rich and rewarding as developing a bond with a dog. They are our stalwart companions. It is a brutal reality, though, the discrepancy in our longevity. Losing their presence makes this world a bit dimmer.

I recently was approached by a mom of two furry boys who was prompted to have her pups photographed after one of them, Samson, had a recent health scare. It cannot be stated how saddening it was when the day of the shoot came and I listened to a tearful voicemail. Samson wasn’t alright, and later on that evening he passed on.

After a period of time, it came to pass that there still was a photo session with the surviving brother, Buster. In Samson’s stead, the mom brought his favorite toy; a large, thick rubber ball, well-loved with a rich history of tooth and claw marks.

Here is a sampling from the shoot. It happened on a Saturday afternoon when it should have been dumping rain, but instead the light came out.



I’m Jonathan Sims, a photographer operating out of the Portland, OR area.  My wife, Kayla, our pup Aster and I have a fairly large range in terms of how far we will go for adventure (and to meet you and your pups).

Ready Aim Fur is a project I started as a combination of three passions: photography, going on adventures, and hanging out with dogs.  I’ve been told that I’m quite talented with the latter.  The aim of this is to engage you and your beloved furry ones in a rewarding experience, whether it be a breath-taking hike or a day at the local park, and for me to document the adventure.  You walk away with immortalized memories and perhaps a deepened bond with your dogs.  Are you ready?  Contact me via the contact page or you can always interact with me on the Ready Aim Fur Instagram.

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