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This Delaware Photographer Snaps Photos of Pets & Their People

Photo by Kelli Wilke

The Portrait Club by Kelli Wilke captures the relationships between pets and their owners in Bark: Dogs & Their Humans.

Most people who have owned a dog can agree there is something special about the relationship between a pup and their person. Whether they’re cheering you up when you’re down, helping you get some much-needed time outdoors or calming your stress with their antics, dogs play a huge part in their humans’ lives. That’s why this year, the Portrait Club by Kelli Wilke is embarking on a mission to capture that relationship through a camera lens and her book, Bark: Dogs & Their Humans.

“People are so much more relaxed when they’re with their dogs,” the fine-art photographer says. “It’s very fun to capture because it’s such an unconditional love.”

Kelli Wilke pet photos

The best part? It’s all to raise money for Faithful Friends Animal Society, a nonprofit animal welfare organization in Wilmington that includes a no-kill shelter and a community veterinary clinic.

To learn more or to participate, canine parents can visit bark.kelliwilke.com. The entire $100 participation fee goes to Faithful Friends, and gets you an hour-long photo shoot and a print of you and your dog in the book.

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