joy sessions®

Whether you’ve spent a short time or a lifetime with your pet, saying goodbye is the hardest thing you’ll have to do. That’s why I’m particularly proud to offer my signature Joy Session®.

These special, end-of-life sessions are just for terminally ill or elderly pets. Your best friend can live on in photographs that you can touch and hold, and reminisce over moments of your journey together.

Owners who have chosen to invest in a Joy Session® have found that their images become priceless mementos that not only help them through the grieving process but keep them connected to their pets long after they’re gone.

We never know how much time we’re given

Joy Sessions® aren’t meant to capture the very last moments with your pet, but rather to celebrate your life together before that time comes. (Some of my Joy Session® clients have lived for a year or more after the photos were taken!) 

I do my best to fit these in as soon as they’re needed, but if possible, I really recommend planning ahead. With more time, we’re often able to capture your pet while he’s still feeling and looking well, capturing happier memories and images you’ll treasure. And, we can schedule around the weather, helping create your best possible session.

Of course, circumstances don’t always allow us the luxury of time, and I’m happy to work with you wherever you are in your journey.

Flexible payments and scheduling

With an ailing pet, I know there can be significant expenses related to their care, so I’m happy to work with you on payment plans, and I archive all images so they’re available whenever you’re ready to make selections.

It can be difficult to admit when the end is growing near, but please don’t let fear or superstition prevent you from photographing joyful memories with your best friend. There’s no better time than now!

View the Joy Session® Image Gallery

Read about how Joy Sessions began

To find an end-of-life pet photographer in another location for friends or family members, visit the Pet Memorial Photographers Network





Sarah Ernhart
Sarah Beth Photography

2205 California St. NE, Suite 101
Minneapolis, MN 55418