Shortly before the holidays, I met Kristie and her two dogs Remus and Stella for a portrait session along the Pittsburgh North Shore. Kristie grew up in Pittsburgh, but now lives in D.C., and the city as a backdrop reminds her of home. Remus got his name from Harry Potter, and Stella from a comedy group of the same name. They are both 8 years old, and even though they look like siblings they weren't part of the same litter. Remus most defining characteristic is his wild whiskers and ability to open doors, and Stella is her crazy smile that has lovingly given her the nickname dogodile. Here are a few favorites from their session.