Arlo, the Great Dane-Pit bull mix is so photogenic! He joined his family and Debra from misterdebs photography for a snowy dog-friendly maternity session in South Lake Tahoe.
From Debra: “There is something about snow that definitely adds a little extra magical touch to photos, and we were blessed to have clear skies and sun on our snow photo session.
Maddison and Jason are expecting their first child in June. So they decided to celebrate their baby (while also combining Jason’s love for snow) by having photos done in South Lake Tahoe with their pup, Arlo. They got Arlo just before their other Great Dane died, so Arlo helped them through the healing process.
Arlo is a Great Dane/Pit bull mix, so he’s almost like a mini-Great Dane! He loves sleeping on his bed and eating bully sticks, which are a dog’s two loves in life. Arlo wanted to run around and play in the snow instead of sitting still to take some portraits with his humans. He also was a bit cold, and Jason tried to put a jacket on him, but Arlo was not amused. We threw snow around, and he ate some snow out of Jason’s hands, thinking he had treats or something. He is a dashing one year pup with so much love to give.”
From Maddison: “Jason and I absolutely loved the way our snow photos turned out! Let me tell you, it was ridiculously cold and wet, but it was worth it in the end. Debra is an amazing photographer and just an awesome person overall! She is an extremely hard worker, and you could see that in her while she was taking our photos.
Our now one year old Great Dane/Pit-bull loved taking snow pictures! Although Arlo would have preferred to run free and eat the snow, he wasn’t camera shy at all. My best friend has his sister that is the same Merle color- they get to see each other all the time. When they are around each other, you better get out of their way because they aren’t moving for you!
We originally got Arlo so that he could grow up to be like our other Great Dane and for him to have a friend. However, shortly after we got Arlo, Diesel passed away at almost five years old. We love Arlo so much- he is so spunky and such an amazing dog! Jason and I both know he will be an amazing big brother to our first human baby that is due June 13, 2019!”
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About misterdebs Photography: Based in the San Francisco Bay Area and Sonoma County, Debs specializes in portraits and wedding photography.
Patricia @ Grab a Plate says
Snowy photos with such adorable models?! I love this photo shoot! So happy!
Indya | The Small Adventurer says
I will never get over the gorgeous background that snow makes I’d love to see this much snow in real life some day!
Alli Smith says
What beautiful scenery and subjects! This is such a unique maternity session and everything is simply breathtaking. I know these photos will be cherished always.
I love that they included their furry friend in their maternity shots! Dogs are certainly part of the family!
Becky @ Disney in your Day says
This is so stunning with the snow! I love that dog’s coloring.
How fun they incorporated their furry family member! That dog is absolutely gorgeous. I love the coloring.
Don’t see why a persons dog couldn’t be included in any type of photos. The snow and scenery are very pretty.
Keating | Mainely Keating says
I love maternity sessions involving pets. I really wish I had included our dog in my own. Maybe the next time, we will! 🙂
I hope you do!
Melissa Chapman says
Pit bull, great dane mix really is spectacular and so photogenic. I am a dog enthusiast but like my little shih tzus as pets.
Amber Myers says
I just love a snowy background! These are the coolest photos. I bet the dog and baby will be great friends.
Wow what a stunning breed! Love this story and these pictures are just fantastic!
Sarah Bailey says
OK I absolutely love this what a great way to include your four legged best friend into your merternity shoots!
Kita Bryant says
That first picture makes you just stop in your tracks. It’s so cool to take pictures of animals I did one time and was having more fun with the animal than the human lol
Margarita Ibbott @DownshiftingPRO says
Congrats to the expectant parents. So very exciting!
Great pictures. I love winter Wonderland shoots.
Jenn @ EngineerMommy says
Those are awesome photos. The dog looks majestic. And you two look wonderful too. These are memories you’ll cherish forever!
Terri Steffes says
Oh, wow! What a gorgeous dog. I love that mottled look. What a sweet face!
What a gorgeous dog, and how fun to have a creative maternity shoot with the family dog. These photos are great!
Ruth I says
The photos are perfect! It is amazing how dogs pose for photos, a gorgeous dog!
I adore snow photos. And this dog is so adorable!
I LOVE that this sweet dog baby was included in his human’s maternity shoot!! How special!!
How beautiful the snow made the pictures. That one of Madison bending down to Arlo is especially lovely.
Jana Rade says
That is the most wonderful scenario ever. And the photography, as always, breathtaking.
Rebecca Sanchez says
What adorable photos, and to have them include their pup in the maternity photo session is just so full of the kind of love that makes this world a better place!
Jona Shares says
Wow! I would love to have such kind of photo-session too! So beautiful. Love it! The pictures were really captured very well.