Virgina photographer, Lauryn Galloway, sent this gorgeous fall family session of Lilly the beautiful second hand dog and her loving and lucky family!
From Lauryn: “Emily and Justin adopted Lilly about a year ago and have completely fallen in love with her! She is the sweetest pup! She is 7 years old and a Golden Retriever. We had such a fun time together at their local Dog Park!”
From Emily: “Growing up my family always had a dog. It started with “adopting” my grandmother’s dog once it got to be too much for her and we’ve had one ever since! After Justin and I got married, I started to make noise about getting a dog. Justin’s family never had any pets so getting a dog was outside of his comfort zone a little bit. He loved dogs, but actually having one was a different story! We would go visit a friend of ours from time to time and they had the most beautiful golden retriever that we both loved. We would walk away from their house and Justin would say, “You know…if we had a dog like Lilly then I would be okay with it.” So, a little time passed and I went to their house again to visit. I was sitting on the floor with 70 lb Lilly on my lap (!) just loving on her and jokingly told them if they ever wanted to find a new home for Lilly, for any reason, I needed to be the first person they called. Their response? ‘Well…we’ve actually been thinking and talking about how we might need to find a new home for her. With all the grand kids we just can’t give her the attention she needs.’ I immediately text messaged Justin telling him and his response was ‘When can we get her?’ I was ecstatic! I think that was a Wednesday, and we had spent a small fortune at PetsMart the next day and she was ours by Friday!
We truly cannot imagine our life without her! She’s the most loving, funny and laid back dog. One of my favorite things about her is just how excited she is to see us. When we get home whether we’ve been gone 10 minutes or 8 hours she’s always presenting us with one of her toys and growling while wagging her tail, as if she’s so excited to see us that she can’t stand it! We’ve already made it a family rule to only have Golden Retrievers.”
Be sure to see all the photos of Lilly, Emily and Justin on Lauryn’s blog. Stay connected with Lauryn with her Facebook page.
About Lauryn Galloway Photography: Based in Richmond, VA, Lauryn is a wedding and portrait photographer.
Lauryn Galloway says
YAY!! I love this family so much!!
Alice G Patterson says
These are soooo sweet! I love Lilly’s sweet expressions. I also really appreciate that Lilly’s humans love her so much that they wanted photographs to document her as well as their relationship with her.
I love the pictures, I recently won a book about dogs included in weddings, it’s a beautiful book and I love how people are acknowledging dogs as family. Thank you for sharing Drifter!
Oh lucky you for winning the book! It makes me so happy that people are more commonly including dogs as important parts of the family!