See that little pup in the header above us? The one in the green grass? She’s back… and though older, she’s just as adorable and wonderful… as are Renee and Daniel. :) Renee and Daniel are one of my mom’s favorite couples of mine. Is that weird? That my mom has couples whom she’s never met but that she loves just from their pictures in my blog post? She always says, “They seem like such nice people.” And they are! What can I say, my mom’s a good judge of character. :P This is my third time working with them and my second with Khia, the most adorable Australian Shepherd in the world. They were all fabulous models, as usual! We had fun catching up and hiking around, and Daniel had a little too much fun throwing leaves at Renee. I hope you’ll all enjoy this couple’s post as much as I know my mom will. :P

enter renee, daniel, and khia! and yes, this is the renee and daniel from july. :) i was so excited to see them again and even more excited to photograph their new puppy, khia. i am a cat person as i’ve never owned dogs and suspect i’d be far too lazy to ever have one, but khia made me want a puppy. like, now. specifically, a puppy just like khia. i can gauge how adorable i think an animal is by how badly my face hurts afterward due to clenching my jaw when i speak to them because i’m overcome with cuteness. and my jaw hurt pretty badly after this session. :) SOOO RIDICULOUSLY CUTE. and she didn’t bark once. how amazing is she!? pet portraits are so fun.

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there’s a puppy in there somewhere. :) she was awesome at listening! we told her to stay and walked really far with her treats and she stayed, just chilling in the barn. most kids wouldn’t do that!

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i feel like i need a big canvas of the below two shots in my house somewhere. and when someone asks me if that’s my dog, i will say no. and they’ll look at me funny, but i won’t care.

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prepare for your hearts to explode, everyone! it’s an australian shepherd puppy driving a john deere.

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and let’s not forget that renee and daniel are adorable themselves. :) love these guys!

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sooo, how many of you have the strong urge to go out and get a puppy?!