All photos: Grace Chon
Photographer Grace Chon turns the camera on Jasper, her 10-month-old baby, and Zoey, her 7-year-old rescue mutt for a comically adorable photo series that features the stylish pair decked out in an eccentric variety of matching headgear.
While Zoey loves playing dress-up and posing for the camera (she doesn't even need motivational treats to sit still!), the ever-smiling Jasper has been getting increasingly hard to shoot as he becomes more independent and mobile. Luckily for all parties involved, the entire shoot takes less than 10 minutes, so once Chon gets her shot, Jasper is back to exploring and crawling around.
Zoey's rescue story may break your heart, but don't worry, there's a happy ending. It all begins in Taiwan. After Zoey's mother gave birth in front of a store, the owner literally washed the new family into the gutter. A school girl walking down the street witnessed this event, and she promptly scooped up the puppies and took them home (with the mother following close behind). She contacted Animal Rescue Team TAIWAN, who prepared the puppies and mom for adoption in the U.S. and then found volunteers to fly the dogs overseas.
"I originally saw her photo on PetFinder.com and saw the most precious, sweet face staring back at me," Chon tells MNN. "I am so blessed to have been chosen to be Zoey's mom!"
Based in Los Angeles, Chon specializes in commercial lifestyle photography featuring animals and people, with an impressive client list that includes Purina, Milkbone, Best Friends Animal Society and Nintendo of America. To keep up with Jasper and Zoey, follow Chon on Tumblr and Facebook, and check out more of their smile-inducing photos below.
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