I photographed Bella almost four years ago, when she was just nine months old. Now she’s expecting a new baby sister very soon, so it was the perfect time for a session to honor Bella as the first baby of the family!

Bella is still as beautiful as ever, and she’s still quite the athlete. She’s obsessed with fetching sticks, and any time you go near the back door she takes it as a signal that playtime is coming and starts wagging her tail furiously in anticipation while she waits by the door. She’s a completely different dog outside, a Cavalier King Charles who thinks she’s a lab, barking and bowing and running for her stick. Inside, she’s cuddly and quiet – so quiet you can barely hear the pitter-patter of her muppet feet on the floor. Needless to say, you’ll fall in love with her either way!