Superstition Mountain in Phoenix, Arizona was the perfect backdrop for this dog-friendly family photo session turned surprise proposal photographed by Suzy Goodrick Photography. Alyx booked a session for her boyfriend, Malik, and their three dogs.
Hercules is a Chow mix, Humphrey is a French Bulldog, and Cooper is a toy Aussie.
From Suzy: “Alyx booked a Secret Menu session for her and her man, Malik. She was beyond excited to have family photos with their pups and take holiday card photos. Little did she know, her boyfriend had a plan all his own!
Malik messaged me before their session and let me in on a little secret. He was going to pop the question! We met up in the desert, took photos with their fur babies, and then towards the end of their shoot, Malik shared the sweetest love letter to Alyx and popped the question. She was so surprised.”
From Alyx: “When we saw the opportunity to book a photoshoot with Suzy, I knew I wanted beautiful images of our family to display on the walls of our new home. Little did I know my now-husband, then-boyfriend, had a plan of his own to propose. Our dogs have always been such an important part of our lives, and they’re just as much part of our family, so we knew they’d have to come along for the shoot!
I rescued Hercules in 2011, Malik adopted Cooper in 2016, and Humphrey was my 2017 Christmas present. Over the last 11 years, so much has changed in both our lives, and until we found each other, the dogs were always there. With three very different and often amusing personalities (which Suzy captured SO well) they fill our hearts with laughter, love, and lots of doggies kisses every day.
Taking a blind dog, a toy Aussie and a French bulldog on a hike, in dress clothes, for photos can only be described as slightly chaotic. However, knowing they were able to be part of our engagement truly overwhelms my heart with happiness and makes it all worth it. We couldn’t imagine our lives without them, so we’ll cherish every moment we do have with them. And book more photoshoots. “
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About Suzy Goodrick Photography: Based in Phoenix, Arizona, Suzy specializes in wedding photography.
I absolutely love shoots like this that include the four legged members of the family. These are great!
Amber Myers says
These are the sweetest photos. It’s always nice when you can get an engagement on camera.
Aww I love this so much. We had our pups at our wedding. My husband hired a photographer when we got engaged. I had no idea!
Tara Pittman says
I love that the dogs joined in on the surprise. What a great photo shoot.
Tami Creates says
These photos are all so gorgeous and those doggos are cute! 🙂
These photos are stunning! I’d love to take an engagement photo session with my dogs too.
Elizabeth Neas says
What a wonderful proposal! I love the location and having all three dogs being a part of such a memorable occasion. Congratulations to the newly engaged couple.
This is such a beautiful place for a proposal. It was wonderful to learn more about the family.
Terri Steffes says
Eeek! A proposal! I feel like I was there. And those pups, could they be any more handsome?
Wow, what a different way and nice location to do the proposal! This is so sweet, congratulations!
Cathy Armato says
Wow, this guy is a Keeper! What a romantic proposal. Their 3 dogs are such a beautiful little pack. They’ll cherish these spectacular photos forever.
Suzy Goodrick says
Awhh thanks so much for sharing my work! Malik & Alyx’s proposal was the cutest. Thanks for the love!
Richelle Milar says
These are all really great and amazing shots! Such a really awesome place for a proposal!
OMG! How cute are these dogs. Love to create memories with my dogs too!
Wow, yes to this proposal! Those babies are so cute, I bet you guys had the best time!
What a cool place for a photoshoot. I’ve never heard of Superstition Mountain and it would be neat to see in person. Great photos!
Michelle & The Paw Pack says
Oh how exciting that the photo session turned into a surprise proposal! I’m sure the couple will treasure these photos forever, even more so since they shared their special moment with their furry family members.
Kamira G says
What a lovely surprise proposal. I love that the little ones were part of the photo shoot too. I love that last shot of them looking up at the happy couple. Congratulations to them!
jana rade says
What a happy family. And how moody the dog photos are.