Although I had perfect light, perfect equipment and perfect access…the K-9 Schultz Police Memorial the Gloucester Township Police Department gave for their fallen police dog was the most difficult thing I have ever shot. My work shoots are usually sports or the quirky offbeat fun stuff.
But this memorial was something much different. It was a beautiful and touching tribute to a police dog that had me fighting back tears most of the day. I only hope I did justice to the amazing job the GTPD, the public, and fellow police departments did honoring Schultz the K-9 that was killed in service to his department.
The gallery I shot for WPHL, below, has set many records for material on our site and that restores my faith in humanity. I love the fun stuff I do, the offbeat, the etc. and they all do well, but it was nice to see something like this do as well as it did. The feedback I got was very, very touching. It’s pretty cool to go to Facebook and see someone you know, barely know, or don’t know at all, post a content item of yours and start heartfelt discussion because of it. And that happened more with this story than any other.