I photographed Deuce for a good friend of mine here in Santa Fe recently. Once he moved into his beautiful new home, he realized it was finally time for a dog. And that's when he found Deuce - having just been pulled off the streets and sheltered with a local Santa Fe Doberman Rescue group. Deuce didn't know exactly what he was getting into when he arrived at his new home, and neither did my friend. This house was new, and together they quickly turned it into a home.
Deuce is a complete lap dog. A very large lap dog, who grins from ear to ear as soon as he jumps on the couch. Once in a while he looks out the window and lets out a warning bark at passersby, then lazily flops himself down on his bed and plays with his favorite de-fluffed skunk toy. This dog has found the true meaning of happiness, and so has his human. They are quite the beautiful pair.
Here are a few more favorite portraits from this Santa Fe dog photography session.