Ever since her daughter Harper was born, professional portrait photographer Rebecca Leimbach has been documenting the growing friendship between Harper and Lola, the family’s lovable English bulldog. Their friendship has a special significance because Lola is essentially the sister that Harper will never have.
After many years of trying, Rebecca was finally able to give birth to Harper. Unfortunately, it soon became apparent that Harper would be their first and last biological child. Just when she started feeling guilty that she could never provide Harper with a sibling, she realized that they had been living with one all along – their cute protective bulldog Lola. Now, Leimbach’s beautiful, warm and professional photographs bring their beautiful relationship to life.
“They have a funny bond. Harper loves Lola immensely, except when Lola eats her toys, which happens quite often. Lola is very protective of Harper, she is always in Harper’s business. Whatever Harper is doing, Lola must investigate to make sure it’s kosher. Lola treats Harper like I think she would have treated one of her own puppies, had she not been spayed,” Rebecca told My Modern Met.
Check out Leimbach’s photos to see just how integral a dog can be to its family, and check out her website if you like what you see!
Harper couldn’t have a brother or sister, but this bulldog seems to fill that gap perfectly!