incredible.October 12, 2010A blog reader sent this short film to me today, and I had to share it with all of you. This goes hand in hand with why I do Joy Sessions, and what they mean for people. It’s amazing and beautiful and sad. Last Minutes with ODEN from phos pictures on Vimeo. Show Hide 19 comments Add a comment... Your email is never published or shared. Required fields are marked * Post Comment Janice RobinsonOctober 12, 2010 - 1:02 pmIt takes a special person to be able to photograph such intimate and emotionally-driven images. Your clients are lucky to have you be there for them and their furry friends Sara. LaceyOctober 12, 2010 - 1:06 pmWow Sarah. This is amazing. Yes, I’m a photographer but I’m a vet tech too. I see this everyday of my life. My heart has been hardened to these situations because if not I would go crazy. Sometimes I have horrible days/weeks when we loose patients. I’ve been in the situation with my own animals and I know it hurts. Thank you for sharing this. As I’m getting ready for work, I’ll make sure I’m a little more sensitive and not so hard hearted about situations today. This has also inspired me to do some extras with my pet photography. Thanks again! josh solarOctober 12, 2010 - 2:01 pmI can’t watch that without crying. It’s an intense video for sure. Tweets that mention incredible. | Sarah Beth Photography -- Topsy.comOctober 12, 2010 - 2:01 pm[…] This post was mentioned on Twitter by Sarah Ernhart, erin. erin said: I might never recover from this video. want to go home & hug my pup. RT @sarahbethphoto New SBP Blog Post! incredible http://bit.ly/bxP9xY […] Shauna (Fido & Wino)October 12, 2010 - 2:29 pmWow. An important reminder that we all have such a short time here and our real only job is to find a way to love. I’m going to go and put my mascara back on now… AllisonOctober 12, 2010 - 2:46 pmOh my gosh – I barely made it through that… Thank goodness I work in my own home office so no co-workers could see me sobbing… Thanks for sharing. Deb KirkeeideOctober 12, 2010 - 5:07 pmThis was all that you described – amazing, beautiful and sad. Thank you for sharing this. JessicaOctober 12, 2010 - 5:58 pmI stumbled onto your blog via ProPhoto and now I’m bawling from watching this video! I don’t think anyone can watch it and not cry. I don’t have a dog, I have a cat, but he is the best pet ever. I really believe we have pets to comfort us and be there for us when we feel like no one else is. My husband suffers from anxiety and panic and when he is having an especially bad day, the only thing that can make him feel better is cuddling with our cat. deeleeOctober 12, 2010 - 6:50 pmWow… this is so sad… and beautiful… StephanieOctober 13, 2010 - 9:36 amThank you so much for sharing this Sarah. Wow. ShariOctober 13, 2010 - 12:07 pmWow. I’m still sobbing like a baby. I’ve done that way too many times and it never gets easier. I still miss all my babies as if it were yesterday. LoriOctober 13, 2010 - 5:38 pmWow, I actually couldn’t watch parts of that, but it really captures the experience of losing a pet who has become part of your soul. EmileeOctober 13, 2010 - 9:16 pmOh my word, I’m sitting here just bawling. I have not experienced that yet with a dog, at least not a dog that I really bonded with, and I dread that day. They just don’t live long enough. *sob* Barbara BreitsameterOctober 14, 2010 - 6:40 pmI am a mess here after seeing that video that really tugs at the heart. StephOctober 18, 2010 - 9:56 amOh what a cry on a Monday morning. I lost my sweet Sophie in May and this brought all those feelings back. Thanks for sharing this. CybertOctober 18, 2010 - 9:16 pmThat was the emotions of all the “best picture of the year” ever made wrapped up in six minutes and fifteen seconds. Masterfully done. Thanks for sharing Sarah. Benjamin HenningOctober 19, 2010 - 12:53 amWow.incredible.inspiring.sad.touching.devastating.real.passionate. Just off the top of my head. Thank you for sharing this. Another reflection of why Balthazar is just like a son to us and why we came to you to document that fact. wow. I get it completely. glauceOctober 25, 2010 - 10:41 amOhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh, The tears downs… CynthiaFebruary 17, 2012 - 4:14 pmI first saw this not long after we lost Parker. It will be 8 months tomorrow since we lost him. While the pain is no longer raw, it’s still there, but the memories are filled with more laughs then sadness. We had a similar sentiment to what was in the video: his work was done, and we needed to let him go and be without pain. Every day we walk past one of the pictures you took, and every day we say hello to him. I am so grateful for your Joy Session, and for the services of the hospice vet we used.