los angeles family photography / the rose family

my meeting with the rose family was prompted for the need for christmas card photos. ’tis the season, no? but what makes these images even more special is because of 11 year old riley, the family dog. unfortunately, riley has been having some health problems and the rose family has had to come to terms with the fact that he might not be around much longer. while I can’t even emotionally go there, what was most important to achieve with our time together was, and I quote by mom, to “highlight his amazingness and how much we love him and vice versa”.

the rose family loves riley. so deeply. and riley, so very clearly loves them back.

and in this moment, that is all that matters.