Chipper, the handsome German Shepherd, likes to be near his family. So, it made perfect sense to bring him to their Raleigh engagement session with Latosha from Story & Rhythm.
From Latosha: “Casey and BJ’s engagement session was so much fun! I really love that they included their pal and fur baby, Chipper! He’s the sweetest German Shepard, and these guys love him so much!”
From BJ: “Casey had been asking me over and over again when we could get a dog. She wanted a smaller, female dog, but I grew up with a German Shepherd always by my side. So we ‘compromised’ and got a male German Shepherd. She conceded that we could get a GSD because she knew how much I love them, but she got naming rights. So we got Chipper ‘Bones’ (after Chipper Jones) when he was eight weeks old, and he’s been an integral part of our lives ever since.
We try to take him with us everywhere we can to make sure he is very well socialized. He’s an amazing dog in public and hopefully a great ambassador to the breed by showing people that GSD’s aren’t all scary. He is INCREDIBLY ball driven and would gladly run into traffic to chase his ball. He’s never been the social one at the dog park if a ball is nearby. Much to Casey’s chagrin, affection is not one of Chipper’s strong suits. He doesn’t give out licks very often and is typically just out of arms reach. Chipper enjoys the occasional morning belly rub but would much rather meet you at the back door with a ball in his mouth.
Even if he doesn’t want to be beside us, he always has to be near us or at least knows where we are. He’ll scour the house looking for us. He is the goodest of boys.”
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About Story & Rhythm: Based in Raleigh, North Carolina, Latosha specializes in wedding photography. I was curious about the business name and read more about Story & Rhythm. While Latosha focuses on the wedding story with her camera, her husband Brian is a DJ. As a former wedding photographer, I know excellent communication between a DJ and photographer makes a wedding reception run more smoothly.
Tabitha Blue says
How fun is this shoot?! I know this family is loving their pics.
Amber Myers says
These are such incredible engagement photos. I just love the location. Chipper is too cute.
Such a perfect little gentleman even if he is somewhat of a velcro dog.
Those are so great! I’ve been to Raleigh several times and never thought about using the backdrop for a photoshoot. Loved the dog as well.
Love this! This is such a beautiful photoshoot. Chipper looks like such a great dog.
Monica Y says
OMG I am in love with this, your dog is so cute and it was the perfect addition to your pictures. Love it
Melissa Dixon says
These are fantastic photos. I love the lighting, the style and especially like the angles. I need to get more creative with my stuff now, thanks for the inspiration.
Ruth I says
The photos are all beautiful! I love the name Chipper Bones, gorg!
Gervin Khan says
Wow, this engagement sessions sounds like a lot of fun and the couple really look great with their photos.
I love her dress in the first set of pictures. It is so flowy and romantic.
Those photos are all so lovely. What a beautiful dog that is too. One of my favorite breeds.
Star Traci says
What a sweet love story, We have an American Staff and I know some assume that she will be aggressive but she is a big marshmallow. The pics are beautiful and I love that they included Chipper Bones,
Shannon Gurnee says
These are some adorable pictures! I love the dress and shoes in the first pictures!
These are gorgeous photos and what a cute fur baby!! He looks so well behaved!!
What fun pictures! It’s so great to see dogs included in them!