From Questlove to Erin Brockovich, the Wall Street Journal to Macy’s, editorial photographer Shayan Asgharnia is known for capturing the intrigue, magnetism and depth in his subjects, creating a connection between them and the viewer. For us here at Dog Milk, this connection is most noticeable in his series of animal portraits, which focuses largely on dogs.

Dog Portraits from Photographer Shayan Asgharnia

Dog Portraits from Photographer Shayan Asgharnia

Asgharnia’s innate love for animals is readily apparent throughout his series of mostly black and white studio portraits. If you follow him on Instagram, in between shots of celebrities and editorial spreads, you’ll find some very adorable photos of Shayan with his dog Moosh (who has her own Instagram account, of course!):

Dog Portraits from Photographer Shayan Asgharnia

Dog Portraits from Photographer Shayan Asgharnia

I mean… c’mon! *heart explodes*

Check out more of his work at shayanasgharnia.com.