Forget me not...


Small dog sitting in grass and flowers during an end of life photography session
Oliver 2006 – 2022

“I booked a Legacy Session for my senior (16-year-old) dog and I was worried that because Oliver is deaf and has health issues, we wouldn’t be able to get the best photographs – but they turned out spectacular! I’m in love with them!  Heidi took all the time needed to get the images and went above and beyond to make the finished product something I will always cherish. She made the session fun and kept me from stressing out when I felt Oliver wasn’t doing the right thing.  I recommend her to everyone I know.

Heidi, I have never met someone who loves their job and clients as much as you do. You made me and my pup feel like we were the only thing that mattered the whole time. Your kindness toward myself and Oliver will never be forgotten.”

– Angela, Oliver’s Mom

you are my favourite hello and my hardest goodbye


Legacy Sessions are photography sessions held by Heidi Grace Pet Portraiture for pets that are elderly or terminally ill.

Some people refer to this type of session as an end-of-life pet photography,  rainbow bridge or memorial pet photography session.

I use the term ‘legacy’ because I believe in preserving the legacy of love that your pet has shared with you. 

A legacy lives on ….



The legacy session is customized entirely around your pet’s needs and abilities. We focus on the love you feel for each other and the little details you want to remember. Some dogs are mobile and active, while others spend the session cuddling in their parent’s arms. Your pet is not required to sit, pose, or move in any specific way. Your pet’s comfort and safety are my top priority so these sessions are relaxed and full of gentle loving care.

Sessions include:

Artwork, albums, digital portraits and keepsakes are sold separately and are not included with session.

Artwork starts at $475.

A collage of four portraits of an elderly boston terrier dog being cradled by her mom beside a pond in summer. Photographed in northwest Calgary by Heidi Grace Pet Photography.
"how lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard" - Winnie the pooh


a couple embrace their small dog during a legacy session in Calgary
Cocoa 2013 – 2022

“The first thing I thought of doing after Cocoa’s diagnosis was to hire a photographer to take family portraits. I specifically asked Heidi to capture our true emotions even if we started crying and she did just that. Heidi managed to address all the concerns we had and the images were exceptional!  We couldn’t have asked for a better photographer to do this with us. The album is great – we look at it every day. We are so glad we had a session with Cocoa before she passed. We are extremely thankful we have these special moments captured and to be cherished in the future.”

celebration of life pet album cover

– Candice, Cocoa’s Mom

sweet senior pitbull kissing his dad in the forest, photographed by Heidi Grace in Calgary, AB
elderly yorkshire terrier walking down a path surrounded by green grass, photographed in a end-of-life session in Calgary Alberta
a dog mom embracing her bloodhound dog and looking into the distance, photographed in Fish Creek Park, Calgary, Alberta.

"Our beloved, old and somewhat infirm dog Loki can’t stand for very long. He has lost his interest in toys and mostly just likes to snooze.
Heidi was able to capture his essence and get quite a variety of expressions true to my old dog.
She didn’t get just one stunning photograph, but a great many. I am so grateful!
He isn’t going to be with us much longer, and having these wonderful portraits of him is something I am always going to treasure."

Senior rescue dog standing in a park and smiling at the camera
An elderly Brussels Griffon dog sitting between his mothers feet on a concrete ledge at sunset. Pet photo created by Heidi Grace Pet Portraiture in Calgary, AB
scottish terrier / mixed breed dog portrait photographed in a park in downtown Calgary

photo of a window portrait box showing a portrait of a dog mom cuddling her dog.

When looking to book a photographer for our Legacy Session with Joey our biggest concerns were – would the artwork be good quality and would the photographer be trustworthy. I had absolutely NOTHING to fear with Heidi Grace. Her work is amazing, she was able to dog wrangle and capture my boys’ personalities. Heidi has a vision and she’ll work until she’s captured the best images. She is a true artist. When I look at my wall gallery and portrait box… my heart feels full.

– Tracy, Joey’s Mom

a portrait album laying open showing 2 pages with three portraits of a chocolate labrador dog and his mom cuddling, taken in a Carburn park, Calgary, Alberta.
Best friends live forever in the memories we keep.
elderly yorkie dog sitting on stone steps with his tongue out, photographed in Calgary Alberta by Heidi Grace Pet photography

let's preserve memories together

"My boys are getting quite old and I wanted some memories of them before it was too late. My one dog is not easy to photograph out of his familiar space. Heidi was SO PATIENT! I really wanted photos of my boys together.... and boy, did she get those! She captured their personalities and got incredible individual pictures too - and now I have the MOST BEAUTIFUL ALBUM you'll ever see!"

a beautiful pet portrait album standing slightly open and featuring a chocolate labrador dog in the river with a stick in his mouth, photographed in Carburn park, Calgary, Alberta. Heidi Grace Pet Portraiture artwork.
dog mom hugging her labrador dog around the neck, photographed in Carburn park, Calgary, AB

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Until we meet again...

Helping to preserve the legacy of Calgary pets one portrait session at a time.

Celebration of Life Pet Photography, Pet Memorial Photography, Senior Pet Photography, Rainbow Bridge, End of Life Pet Photography and Memory Portrait Sessions for Calgary, Alberta and the surrounding area.

large black and white elderly dog portrait photographed in a riverside park in Calgary, Alberta
black pomeranian dog smiling at the camera on a white background. Photographed in studio by Heidi Grace Pet Photography in Calgary, Alberta

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