Buoy, the Golden Retriever, joined her humans for this dog-friendly family session by Dennis from Charleston Photo Art in Charleston, South Carolina.
From Katie: “Buoy is a three-year-old Golden Retriever. Her birthday is at the end of June. I have wanted a dog for many years, and my husband grew up with a golden named Fergie. Since I had a very long list of breeds that I thought I would like, we compromised that we could get a puppy as long as it was a Golden Retriever. I emailed several breeders in South Carolina, and one replied with ‘I have one girl left.’
I immediately claimed her thinking it was meant to be! We brought Buoy home at eight weeks. She was the biggest puppy in the litter at 13lbs. We wanted a name water/boat-related when we picked her up she was as round as a boat buoy – so Buoy stuck!
Buoy continues to be a very large female golden, weighing in at around 75 pounds. She is a very head-strong Retriever and loves affection. Buoy continues to get more cuddly with age. Her favorite game is retrieving sticks or ‘buoys/bumpers.’ Fact: she will not retrieve a ball. Our favorite activities together include walks and swimming. She has been on the water since she was about four months old. Boat rides still make her a little nervous, but the destination is always worth the stress. She plays for hours on end in the water. Buoy’s favorite foods are apples, carrots, and cheese. My favorite thing about Buoy is her sweet nature and her spunky personality.”
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About Charleston Photo Art: Based in Charleston, South Carolina, Dennis specializes in wedding photography.
That is a beautiful golden!! Goldens are one of my favorite breeds. They’re so sweet looking.
Amber Myers says
I love the location of this shoot. Gorgeous! The family is beautiful as well.
melissa chapman says
Such a cute photo shoot with a great couple and a sweet companion. It is always nice to see a couple witha perfect dog to complement them.
What a photogenic pup, looking right at the camera every time! Great photos.
Golden Retrievers are so cute, especially when they are puppies! They look like little teddy bears.
These are beautiful photos. It’s wonderful to learn about this family.
This is such a a sweet dog. Love these photos! Great memories!
Gervin Khan says
Such a lovely and beautiful photos of them. I love the idea of including their pets in this special time of their lives.
Janeane M Davis says
There is something about having a dog that makes family life a little better. They bring something special to the world.
Gorgeous photos! Gorgeous doggy! And gorgeous family. The location is so beautiful too.
Such lovely photos of them three. And such beautiful views of Charleston. I would love to go there one day.
These are such lovely photos. I love having pets in photos. These turned out so good too. I love that they had some done by the water. Those always turn out nice.
Golden Retrievers are awesome. That’s funny about not catching a ball. Dogs are so full of their own personality.
That is beaitiful golden retierver, Buoy poss great in family pictue. She is adorable. These photos are great memories.
Jessica Formicola says
Golden retrievers are the BEST dogs! And this one is so photogenic! It looks like she’s smiling in every picture!
Lovely shots filled with so much emotion.
Such a cute couple. Amazing photos. Golden retrievers are great family dogs.
Buoy is such a beautiful girl! She compliments her family very well. It is really funny that she won’t chase a ball. I hope that she is enjoying her time on the water during this very hot summer!