We have had a truly amazing amount of adorable doggos lately, so when we heard that we were going to be photographing little Finn, a Cockapoo Extraordinaire, we were sure that he’d be pretty great. And he was! And what makes Finn so great, you might ask? Well, Finn has a wide variety of adorable quirks, mostly involving the fact that he loves to chase toys but hasn’t yet mastered the concept of bringing them back to you, so rather he exchanges one toy for another. All games must involve multiple toys. You go out in the yard and throw something, and he runs at sound-barrier speed to go get it, and then chooses whether or not it’s worth dropping his current toy (which he brought over with him in his mouth) for this one that you just threw. His favorite is a little pink tennis ball and a frisbee, which he carries in such a way where it adorably gets stuck a bit on his head. He also has a stuffed log in which plush squirrels are hidden, which is also currently a big hit.

Finn’s beloved owners are Robin and Bob, who are incredibly lovely people who adore their family and wanted to have photographic evidence of this point in time in their lives with each other and Finn. They were really wonderful and easy to work with despite it being a particularly freezing morning and shooting outside. They were also capable of interacting in an endearing and beloved way with each other, regardless of the fact that zero out of the four people present were morning people. We had such a great time getting to know these guys and witnessing their dog put a frisbee on his head. We’re happy to have captured their family together having a good old time in their neighborhood!

It is so exciting (but also terribly nerve-wracking) to be asked to do photo sessions for other photographers, and during this session I might’ve tripped a few times, been unable to conjugate my verbs correctly, and also had my cameras on the wrong straps, and the wrong lenses on the wrong cameras. Thankfully Tosha and Brian laughed at me in a way that didn’t seem like they totally pitied me and we were able to make it through. Tosha and Brian are the brains (and beauty) behind Story & Rhythm, a Raleigh photographer and DJ duo! And how cool is that? Tosha takes amazing photographs, and Brian handles all the sweet reception jams. It’s a pretty neat business model and Tosha and Brian are pretty neat people who came up with it. But every good team needs updated pictures every once in a while, so together we ran around Raleigh and shot these promo sessions for their website for them and were so happy to be asked to do so. :) Meet Tosha and Brian!

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