I never knew we were saying goodbye.

Cameras have two very important purposes in my life. They are used to capture something, or to communicate something. I'll never forget the day I got my first real camera, and captured something that I'll never forget. It was a Canon T3i. I bought it with the intention of starting to do my own videography and photography work on the side. I had spent countless nights reading and watching tutorials, but never had an actual camera to apply what I was learning. The day came when I was finally able to purchase my own camera, and it just happened to be on a day that we were visiting my wife's parent's house as well. The family dog, Kacee, had always been one of my favorite dogs I had ever known. She was incredibly playful, sweet, and you could always see so much through her facial expressions. As I was taking my camera out of the box on the way there, I had already decided that I was going to practice shooting video with Kacee to figure out how to use my camera, and if I was lucky enough maybe even capture some special moments with Kacee too. It was such a special time. My youngest son would come running into the shot, half naked, and just so happy to be close to her. Little did we know it would be the last time that either of us would get to see her. Kacee's health deteriorated so quickly that she had to be put to sleep before we ever got a chance to see her again. I'm incredibly thankful that we got my practice footage of Kacee in her final days. I pieced it together and made a video for our family just to help us say goodbye.