Sweet Rocco is twelve and the gentlest of giants. He was rescued as a fluffy pup and still resembles a big teddy bear – and is just as cuddly, too! He is so laid-back and affectionate that everyone who meets him falls instantly in love.

Unfortunately, the catalyst for our shoot was a bone cancer diagnosis, but I’m happy to report that after our shoot, he made it through surgery to remove the cancer with flying colors. Please send lots of good thoughts to Rocco and his gorgeous mama for a speedy recovery! They have such an amazing bond and I am so honored I was able to photograph them together. Here’s to many more good years –