I had the pleasure of photographing Miss Lola Rose and her mom a few months ago in Los Angeles. Her mom won my Fine Art Dog Photography Package at the Buddha Bark fundraiser for Best Friends Animal Society - I donate photography packages to countless organizations every year, but always love connecting with big groups like Best Friends because they have such a huge impact on how we treat, rescue, and support our country's animals. My session with Lola Rose was truly magical- she is the kind of dog that exudes love and devotion, with a healthy dose of ridiculous. As she sauntered around the house, back yard, zoomed around the table, and sat in her favorite spot staring out the second-story window, she painted a picture of an amazingly happy dog's life. The sparks that flew between Lola, her mom, and her grandpa were amazing. They were a devoted family, and each took care of the others in unique ways. These are some of my favorite images of the past year, and bring me so much joy as a photographer, dog owner, and human being.