In January of 2019 Philadelphia photography studio Kristen Kidd Photography launched a project that received an overwhelming response. The Woman’s Best Friend (WBF) Coffee Table Book project was started to support Harley’s Haven Dog Rescue. The profits from the sales of every single book go directly back to the rescue. The project sought to tell of the dynamic bond between women and their canine companions while poking fun at the masculine trope; “Man’s Best Friend”.
I wanted to create a tome that directly opposed this feeling of isolation and created a community of inclusion and understanding.
Woman’s Best Friend was born following two years of photographing women and their dogs. During that time I heard innumerable harrowing accounts of four-legged family & friends showing up for their humans in ways that other humans could not. In our darkest times they’re there for us, unconditionally and without judgement time and again. On our best days, they’re there to elevate and celebrate with us. I wanted to create a testament to these stories.
Also, just enjoy some adorable photos of magical dogs and powerful women living their best lives.
Forty women and their dogs are featured in this beautiful, fine art 12×12 hard cover. Each story celebrates the life changing joy of welcoming a dog into one’s family. This collection of stories also stands up against a myriad stigmas associated with depression, anxiety, infertility, grief, breed discrimination among other important issues. This book is full of hope, resiliency and life.
No matter your life experience you’re not alone.
Here on the blog, in the coming weeks leading up to the official book release we’ll feature some of the photos from the sessions featured in the book. We’ll also feature one of kind blogs with some of the participants that could not be featured in this edition of the book.
Pre-sale releases today. Your purchase will help save the lives of countless homeless dogs. Stand along side these women and pups and stand up against stigma. Stand up for compassion and empathy. Also, just enjoy some adorable photos of magical dogs and powerful women living their best lives. Order before July 31st and receive your copy at the book release party on September 7th (otherwise you’ll have to wait until after the party and who wants to wait?!). Reserve your copy now and save $25.00.