My friend Matt was in a pinch a few weeks back and asked me to care for his Pit Bull Terrier, Mia. It was just for a few days while his family was out of town, so I was happy to oblige. And while most people might see this as a simple pet sitting gig, I saw a willing subject and an opportunity to make some portraits!

Pitt Bulls get a bad rap. But let me tell you, this 2 year-old pup is one sweet and lovable lap dog. She’s not a particularly large dog, but she’s all muscle and has a beautiful grey coat with cute floppy ears and bright white strip from her throat down to her belly. When she wasn’t at my side wanting her belly rubbed and her ear’s scratched, she was begging me to throw her ball for a seemingly endless game of catch.

In my friend’s yard, there was a patch of foliage with a wooden fence behind it – a perfect spot for a pet portrait. And when it came time for a few photographs, Mia agreed to pose in exchange for a treat – as long as I promised not to make her smile.

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