Louie is a 12-week-old Braque Français, a French pointer, and already you can see how driven he is, even at this age. He wins the award for the only puppy I’ve photographed who never closed his eyes even once – usually puppies crash at some point after all the activity and attention, but this guy has some otherworldly stamina! Which is a good thing, because his mom and dad plan on competing with him in field trials – he’s going to be amazing.

He is a fearless adventurer, a confident boy who loves everyone and everything. It cooled down just in time for our session, and we had a wonderfully crisp morning enjoying Louie’s antics in his family’s beautiful garden.