Project Cleo is a cause created by Grape Soda Photography. The goal of "Project Cleo" is to provide Bliss sessions to families living in Southeastern Minnesota. Bliss sessions are about celebration, not grieving. Celebrating the life of your pet, doing the fun things you both love to do, capturing those moments forever on film and video.
Currently there are no organizations or businesses that provide this service in the Southeastern Minnesota area. Project Cleo wants to change that!
I said goodbye to my beloved pet boxer, Cleo, almost three years ago. In the middle of the night I awoke to Cleo moaning in pain, her limbs were swollen and she was unable to walk. We rushed her to the emergency vet, here in Rochester. She was in the late stages of undiagnosed cancer of the lymph nodes. There was nothing that I could do beyond holding her during those last moments. She didn't want to sit or lay down, she just stood, and then fell limp in my arms. My heart literally broke in two. I have no images, no pictures of us together. If I could change that I would. If I could have a couple more moments with her, it would be for a hug, sloppy boxer kisses and one last picture. My name is Eva, and I am the owner and photographer of Grape Soda Photography, and I want to provide families with Bliss Sessions.
Project Cleo is completely donation based! When you are getting ready to say goodbye to your beloved companion, the last thing you want to think about is money.
The organization is also completely referral based. So if you know a family that is getting ready to say goodbye, please contact Project Cleo!
Bliss sessions are all about you and your beloved companion. I can come to your home, or we can venture out to a favorite place. I never want a pet to feel afraid or uncomfortable, so I take my time. There is no ticking clock on a Bliss session. I will stay till the very best images are captured. I work with cats, dogs, birds, reptiles, you name it! Everyone deserves a Bliss session!
You can read more about us in this falls Wagazine!
You can contribute a donation of any amount. All donations are welcome!