Couples Engagement Photos with Dogs

Saying "I do" to someone often means making a commitment to someone's pet as well. With Seattle having more dogs than children (approximately 25% of Seattle households have canines, vs. 20% with kids), I often get requests from couples who want their photos taken with their furry friends.  

Dogs make the photo shoots a bit longer and more challenging.  Most of the time, animals just want to do their own thing. I've found that it's good to bring treats along for the dogs, to encourage them to look toward the camera.  But when we get the picture right, it's worth the extra effort!  




Vegan couple - 18 years of love and healthy living

As a wedding photographer, I'm always capturing images of happy couples. Usually, the couples have been together for a few years.  Recently, however, I had the pleasure of photographing Julie and Philip, who will be celebrating their 18-year anniversary this August. They are parents to a 14-year-old son.  

The couple, who live in West Seattle, hired me to take their portraits for their website, thenewhealthclub.org.  The site is dedicated to giving information about veganism.  

What was amazing about this long-married couple was that during the photo shoot, they were smiling, laughing, touching and kissing, as if they'd just met a few months ago. It was really heart-warming for me to see, and it was obvious that they had a very deep bond forged by the myriad experiences of sharing a life together.  

This is what 18 years of love looks like. 

This is what 18 years of love looks like. 

They laughed easily as they spoke to me during the photo shoot.

They laughed easily as they spoke to me during the photo shoot.

They've been leading a healthy, vegan lifestyle for 11 years. Check out their site,  thenewhealthclub.org .

They've been leading a healthy, vegan lifestyle for 11 years. Check out their site, thenewhealthclub.org.

All photos were taken around their West Seattle home, where they keep a lush garden.

All photos were taken around their West Seattle home, where they keep a lush garden.

Spontaneous kiss. <3

Spontaneous kiss. <3