I think that you can tell a lot about people by their engagement photos. Kayla and John decided to include their dogs, Ratatat and Willie, in their engagement photos with Photography by Cambrae in St Paul, Oregon. Not only did they bring the dogs, but they worked in a bit of playtime for them!
From Cambrae: “A big thing I have in common with Kayla and John is our love of dogs. But of course, the dogs that steal their hearts are their dogs, Ratatat and Willie. So, of course, they had to bring them along to be a part of things. In my opinion, they are just adorable!
They met at Bushwackers when John was on break from the academy. John can’t dance, so his friends danced with Kayla all night. John thought he couldn’t compete, so he was busy enjoying his chicken tenders when Kayla asked to snag a fry. Of course, he shared. That led to some exchanges on Snap Chat and then the first date at McMenamins West Linn Pub.
John’s proposal was a bit out of the blue, but he said it just felt right. They were at his buddy’s farm just before they bought their own home. Kayla recalled saying yes because she loves the person John makes her. They have been through a lot together, and he still brings out the happy in her.
From Kayla and John: “Ratatat is a very loving 14-year-old wire-haired terrier chihuahua mix. He was rescued eight years ago by Kayla from the Oregon Humane Society. He enjoys snuggles, sunbathing, his stuffed elephant, and frolicking through freshly cut grass after dad finishes mowing the lawn.
Willie is a 4-year-old Australian Shepherd Border Collie mix. He was rescued through HeRD of Wyoming three years ago out of Colorado after he suffered a broken leg by being kicked by either a cow or horse. He enjoys all squeaky toys, balls, but most of all, his Frisbee. Willie loves his humans with all of his heart and will not leave their side if they are walking around. He gives lots of kisses and snuggles. He also taught Ratatat how to herd when playing fetch.”
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About Photography By Cambrae: Based in Portland, Oregon, Cambrae specializes in wedding photography.
That is such a cute family of four. The fur babies are almost as adorable as the couple. Great shots.
Amber Myers says
What a great session. There are some beautiful shots here. I love that Willie was rescued!
Just adorable. Love the pooches in this session. Looks like they all had fun.
Katie C says
Awe – I love that their pup was included! Some of my favorite wedding pictures are ones where our dog was included
Richelle Milar says
Wow! These are all really great and very adorable shots! Such a lovely and cute photos!
Melissa Cushing says
Such beautiful phots of you and your family furry member. You dog is adorable!
Melanie Edjourian says
Those dogs are both adorable. These are all such lovely engagement pictures.
Jennifer H says
What a special way to highlight the whole family! Great pics. 🙂
Dogs make everything more sweet and special! These photos are so beautiful!
What a beautiful family! I love that Willie taught Ratatat to herd while playing fetch. That’s just adorable! Proves they were meant to be a family.
Ice Cream n Sticky Fingers says
They have a sweet love story. I love their furbabies too. It is cool that they included the pups in their family photos. My dogs and cat wouldn’t sit still long enough to do this for me.
Ruth Epstein says
I love happy stories especially when the dogs are rescued and so part of the family, included in everything. Beautiful photos and congratulations to the couple
Kelli A says
I love seeing photos of big moments with family pets. They are a part and should be honored as well.
Such a beautiful couple! You can tell a lot about a person from their dogs – and both their dogs have such touching stories, and found loving forever homes. Wishing them and their pups all the best. <3