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.

Sophie, Grace & Zoey

Get ready for a Frenchie-sized boatload of cuteness! Sophie is a twelve-year-old French bulldog who’s just been joined by adorable six-month-old puppies Grace and Zoey. She’s taking it all in stride and has been happy to have some playmates to keep her young. Sophie is a regal girl with an adorable crinkled ear. She’s all about staking out the best napping spots and making sure she’s in the same room as her mom.

Grace is the Frenchie who doesn’t look like she’s wearing eyeliner (she also has a bit of “resting bitch face” when her mouth is closed, ha!), while Zoey looks like she carefully applies her eyeliner each morning and is always smiling. Grace is the more independent and particular of the two. Zoey, though, is all kisses and wags and just wants to please.  The hardest thing about this session was keeping her from photobombing all the shots for the other two!


Bunce & Butter

Bunce and Butter are the funniest pair. Bunce is a two-year-old yellow lab, and Butter is his partner in crime, an eight-month-old French bulldog. Even though they’re about the same color, they are definitely not the same size! But that doesn’t keep them from wrestling all day long, or negotiating who gets the next chew or toy.

Even though Butter is the younger of the two, she’s a little less active only because she’s too busy cuddling. Bunce, as you may expect, is always up for a good game of fetch but is just as affectionate and sweet as well. He came to his dad through the service dog organization Warrior Canine Connection, as his dad is a veteran who lost both his legs while in service to our country. (Hopefully I will be able to do a special post on that in the future, but for now, this is a sneak peek featuring the dogs!)

Bunce’s mom and dad are recently engaged, so of course we had to sneak that into the shoot somehow – you’ll see that photo below among all the other photos of Bunce and Butter. A big congratulations to them, and a heartfelt thank you to Bunce’s dad for his service and sacrifice.