DESILVA STUDIOS | DC Metro Area Pet & Family Photographer

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Remain Open to Life’s Gifts | Alexandria Pet Photographer

Alison DeSilva

Last June, I photographed Lucky the cat for the annual Animal Welfare League of Alexandria’s calendar contest.  It turns out, I was fortunate to meet him as he suddenly passed only one week after I took his photos. Grieving on the day they lost him, Lucky’s family had yet another surprise. In a fated moment they opened the door and their hearts to a stray, Jack, who appeared at their home that very night. Never seen before, Jack appeared and repeatedly meowed to let them know he was there. It seems, Jack and Lucky’s family were both there — there for each other. It was a sad day that was lined with hope. Perhaps, it was Lucky’s gift to them all.





Flying Treats | Arlington Pet Photographer

Alison DeSilva

My husband showed me an article about a German photographer that captures the amazing expressions on a dog while enticed with a treat. I love those shots. Here are a couple that I have captured along the way.

Guinea Pigs for Adoption | Alexandria Pet Photographer

Alison DeSilva

Check out these cuties! I had so much fun photographing them. We used red and silver buckets along with a mini red wagon. These guys are available for adoption at the Animal Welfare League of Alexandria.

Fall Family Mini Sessions | Arlington Family Photographer

Alison DeSilva

We had such a good time this fall with our mini family sessions! Here are just a couple of the images we captured.