Samantha Eckhaus from Corner House Photography took these engagement photos with Cooper, Ashley, and Brandon. Cooper is an adorable Yorkie-Havanese mix, also known as a Havashire.
From Samantha: “Ashley and Brandon met me out this past week for a beautiful early morning engagement session in Historic Downtown St Augustine with their adorable pup Cooper, who I must say stole the show! My sweet couple met a few years back when Ashley’s high school bestie joined the Navy. After joining the Navy and moving to Washington D. C., her bestie met the man of her dreams, who just so happened to be best friends with Brandon.
Ashley’s friend kept telling Ashley that she had found her a perfect match. Well finally giving in, Ashley added Brandon on Facebook, and the two chatted a little through Messenger and texts. Small text chats turned into long night phone conversations and Skype dates. After a month or so of chatting long distance, Ashley flew up to D. C. to see her friend, and of course Brandon, and they have been together ever since. Good matchmaking if I must say so myself!
During our session, you could truly feel the presence of love between my couple. The way Ashley looked at Brandon was truly in one word, beautiful. Ashley loves Brandon’s sense of humor through his ability to make her laugh no matter what mood she is in. He always knows how to brighten her day and can turn any negative situation into a positive. Brandon loves the way he can count on Ashley, no matter what, and that they are each other’s biggest supporter. You can truly feel and see how much they love each other. Cooper is truly one lucky pup to have found his way into such a beautiful family.
Speaking of Cooper, this adorable little five-month-old Havashire puppy loves spending time with his mom and dad, playing with toys, and exploring the great outdoors by chasing squirrels and birds.
From the moment my sweet couple arrived with their little pup for their session, Cooper jumped in as the star of the show. He was so cute whimpering for his mom and dad when we were taking a few shots without him, while Lexi, Ashley’s sister and Maid of Honor, held him.
Some of my favorite shots from the session are their Save the Date sign photos with my sweet couple kissing in the back, while Cooper looks at me with a little puppy smile.
Looking forward to capturing these two tie the knot at Plantation Oaks Farms next year!”
You can see the rest of their engagement photos on the Corner House Photography blog. Follow Samantha Eckhaus on Instagram to see more of Samantha’s work!
About Corner House Photography: Located in Central Florida, Corner House Photography specializes in wedding and engagement photography.
Lola The Rescued Cat says
The Save The Date is adorable! We love how Cooper is a part of their special day.
Oh, my God! I really hope I could do a photoshoot like that someday!
I’m really looking forward to have the lifestyle that would let me have a dog! <3
Also, congrats to Ashley and Brandon – and Cooper :)!
I always love it when the pet is included in the shots!
Love these photos so much! The last one is just precious.
This is so beautiful! Especially the second photo, what a stunning family portrait. Truly lovely! <3
Oooh, that’s awesome!! I also want to include my dogs in my special day 😀 !! These pictures are just gorgeous!! Dogs really are part of the family!!
I’d love to feature your wedding photos 🙂
LOVE how you incorporated your dog into their engagement photos…it is obvious that he is an important part of the family
Great photos! I just love Cooper. What a cute and sweet looking little pup. How cool that he got to be part of their photo shoot. 🙂
Samantha Eckhaus with Corner House Photography says
I am so in love with this session! Ashley and Brandon are the absolute sweetest and their darling Cooper is the cherry on top. Thank you for featuring my adorable couple Beth!
It is my pleasure, Samantha! I hope Cooper will be in the wedding photos too!