I’m known for capturing those didn’t-know-you-were-there shots and busting a move on the dance floor just to get those perfect candids. I also work with you to ensure we incorporate your style and story into your engagement and wedding photos!
So you want to bring your puppy to your engagement session. HECK YES!! This blog is here to help with ideas and prepare you for your engagement photos with your dog! Woohoo! Today we’re going to talk about what to bring, what to do, things to keep in mind, and locations on where to go with your puppy, and also how they can dress/ look! Bringing your puppy is always such a fun idea and it brings in more of your life together. Plus they are mega cute and so much fun to snuggle with! I’m a HUGE fan of bringing along your fur-babies and we always get cute photos of all of you together! YAY!
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Alright, let’s start with what to bring! Let’s do this!
Puppies need a few things when bringing them along for your engagement session. Of course you have your basics like food and water, but here are a few things to also bring along:
Also keep in mind that during the winter- most bathrooms and trash cans are wrapped up/ locked up for the winter so you might not have access to throw away any puppy poop or anything else, so bringing along a trash bag or something to keep in your car until you get home might be helpful.
Puppies are a handful! So when bringing them along for your engagement session, there are a few things to keep in mind.
When you and your partner want some time alone and to get some photos of just you two, then I recommend:
A few tips and tricks when bringing your puppy to your engagement session:
Please keep in mind the various locations that allow pets within the parks. If you’re wanting your engagement session (or wedding) in Washington, usually the state parks require your dogs to be on a leash, or no dogs at all. Mt. Rainier National Park does not allow pets at all. I recommend checking with your photographer, usually the know where pets can go or not, and you can also check the Park’s website to see if dogs are allowed or not.
Here are some examples of that information:
So just be aware of where dogs can go or not. Sometimes park rangers are checking out the area and see what you have your puppy with you- it would be a shame to get kicked out.
And that’s it! Hopefully this guide was helpful with planning out your engagement session with your puppy! Be sure to let your photographer know you’re bringing your pets so they are prepared and can help as much as possible. Sometimes it can be stressful, so having a plan and prepared for your session really really helps.
Thanks for check out my guide and if you have any questions, feel free to comment below or reach out! Thanks, friends!