This pet-friendly photoshoot is a perfect example of a compromise that lets everyone win. Nine-year-old Hailey wasn’t exactly thrilled to be wearing a dress for her First Holy Communion photoshoot. Luckily, she and her mom came up with a great solution. Thanks to Lily from Gardenhouse Films for this pet-friendly first communion session.
From Lily: “This little girl had her first communion. She hates dresses but managed to smile her way through this with the help of three furry friends and her awesome mom.”
From Hailey: “I am nine years old, and I love my pets! My mom wanted my pictures taken for my First Holy Communion. I hate dresses, so I wanted my pets to be in my photoshoot! Charlotte is my dog.
I love her very much. She’s not so friendly. She is a Pomeranian! I love her with all my heart.”
From Mom: “Hailey was promised she could pose with her pets at the end. Having her pets in the photos was the only way the session was going to last long enough to get some pictures. I drew the line at including the leopard gecko, but she posed with her dog, cat, and guinea pig.”
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Find a pet-friendly photographer near you. Many photographers are having front porch sessions (where permitted), and almost all of them offer gift certificates.
About Gardenhouse Films: Based in Albany, New York, Lily specializes in wedding videography, serving couples worldwide.
I remember those days. It’s a nice idea to included a beloved pet in these. Cute pup!
melissa chapman says
Love the dress and all the pets. She really shows her love of pets and she looks great all dressed up and with her pets.
Amber Myers says
So sweet. These are some wonderful photos. Great memories for sure and we have a guinea pig that looks like that!
These photos are so lovely. What a sweet little girl, and I love that she is an animal lover. How special that she got to celebrate her communion with her pets.
All of the photos are so beautiful. Thanks for sharing!
Chef Dennis says
Aww… Hailey is such a wonderful and sweet girl. That dress look sooo good on her. And her pet is such an adorable one, too!
Such adorable pictures of the girl and her pets. And now I’m reminded of my first communion. It was memorable.
What a beautiful little girl. I love the one with her hamster, but the dog ones are cute too.
These images are lovely! It makes me miss photographing weddings this season.
Kita Bryant says
She looks so pretty! I hope she enjoyed her day. The dog is a cutie too!
I would like a photo session like for my kid’s communion. The best way to remember it!
These pictures look so lovely! My kids love dogs, I would like them to have a photo season like this.
Farrah Less says
That was s sweet photos of her and her pets. You capture it perfectly , it brings me back the day when I receive my first communion.
Lizzie Lau says
I love the dress and I’m sure one day she will look back on these photos and appreciate how lovely she looks. So sweet to have a photo shoot with beloved pets.
That is such a beautiful photoshoot! She and her pets are adorable and love the composition of this shoot!
The Dash Kitten Crew says
What delightful photos, they will give the family so many good memories in the future. The light is lovely and the pets are such a huge part of the family that of course they matter to the young lady.