Heartwarming Photos of Children and Their Pets by Elena Shumilova

After Russian photographer Elena Shumilova's adorable photos of her two sons and their farm animals went viral, she was approached by Petcurean, a premium pet food company, to create a full series of images that centered around the special bond between children and their pets. The photos include one where a young boy is sleeping soundly with his puppy, to a sweet girl rubbing her face softly against her cat. Each image beautifully captures a special moment between a young child and his and her pet.

“The images Elena has contributed to our Nourish for Life campaign are able to fully express the depth of the human/pet bond, in a way that words alone never could,” said Jaimie Turkington, Director of Marketing for Petcurean. “She captures something pure, yet powerful about our relationships with our pets that will connect with all kinds of pet parents, anywhere in the world. We were looking for a visual way of representing these feelings, and saw in Elena's work a natural fit with Petcurean's own commitment to nourishing the ones we love, for life.”

“I felt so inspired in creating these images, because the theme of the Petcurean campaign is very close to my own heart,” says Shumilova. “Pets are members of our family and there's nothing more natural and more important than the desire to care for someone you love.”

Elena Shumilova on Flickr

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