Back on a beautiful day in October, I met one of the sweetest and gorgeous black Labs ever! This smiley handsome guy is Rip. Rip is a repeat client's boyfriend's dog and we had this secret special session as a surprise for his birthday. We got sooooo lucky and hit the weather right before our 5 or 6 weeks straight of rain and right when the leaves started to turn.

I know it took a ton of control for Rip's mom to keep this a secret...but she totally did it!!!! Her boyfriend was so excited to get his birthday surprise and I hope he enjoys his artwork for years to come!

What do you think? Could you keep this ball-obsessed, big-smiled, lovable face a secret for weeks? I know I couldn't!!!