This session was scheduled to commemorate Riley’s tenth birthday! She was rescued as a puppy from an Alabama shelter and has pretty much been living the life ever since. Every day is filled with her favorite things – walking at the creek, playing with her squeaky soccer ball, and making comfy nests out of all the blankets and pillows in her house.

Riley is part chihuahua, but it’s anyone’s guess what the other part is. She’s so unique and adorable that literally every person who saw us while we were outside shooting stopped to say something. I’m pretty sure she knows how cute she is because she can sometimes be shy with strangers, but as soon as I took out the camera she started modeling left and right – hopping up on to anything she could find and tilting her head this way and that way. My own chihuahua mix Sienna needs to take some lessons from Riley!