When I had the opportunity to photograph Charlie at his home in Derby, Kansas, I jumped at the chance. Charlie is a 10-week-old Chocolate Labrador Retriever puppy and is everything that is wonderful about a puppy. He’s playful, goofy, and awkward. Yet, he’s also, sweet, sleepy, and so loving. When I first walked in to meet Charlie, I almost didn’t see him. He sat quietly on a brown couch, which he has claimed as his own, that is nearly the exact color of his fur. He blended in so well and was so quiet that it took me a minute to find him. Once I did, it was time to play! His paws are still way too big for his body, and he pranced around the house and the yard, showing me all of his toys. We played while taking pictures, took a water break, and then came back inside for some calmer pictures indoors where he showed off his sweet, sleepy puppy side. Charlie was super photogenic and adorable, and I had so much fun photographing him.