Child and Pet Photography

The Little Girl/Big Dog Photo Journey That'll Make Your Day

The Little Girl/Big Dog Photo Journey That'll Make Your Day

When we came across the beautifully documented photographic journey of Harper and Lola, we knew we weren't the only ones that the "sisters'" story would resonate with. Michigan-based photographer Rebecca Leimbach is the mom behind the lens of the project, which stars her 4-year-old daughter, Harper, and 7-year-old English Bulldog, Lola.

Like many families, Rebecca and her husband faced years worth of fertility issues before Harper arrived. She calls the battle the "struggle of her life" and had hoped to have more children after her daughter was born. "It weighed on me every time IVF would fail," said Rebecca, who had wanted Harper to be able to experience the joy of siblings.

Then one day, Harper paraded out of her playroom in princess regalia, with a coordinating Lola by her side — tutu and all. "That’s when I realized, I’m not going to feel bad about not giving her a sibling," Rebecca told Today Moms. Keep reading to see the heartwarming (and hilarious) bond between Harper and Lola, plus their Mom's quick-witted commentary.

All photos courtesy of Facebook user Photography by Rebecca Leimbach