Minneapolis pet photographer, Lauren Engfer took advantage of the natural beauty of a snowy day to capture these fun-filled photos of Pierre and Topher and their humans. Their joy is palpable. I’ve always said that one of the perks of winter is watching dogs play in the snow. Even if you are a person who dislikes the cold, I hope you’ll love these snowy pet portraits.
From Lauren: “There is a saying: ‘Until one has loved an animal a part of one’s soul remains unawakened.―‘ I love this quote. I believe this to be true. As a former professional animal trainer with a background in zoology, I absolutely love animals and know and understand the love people have for their four-legged companions.”
Both dogs are city dogs, enjoy walks and the dog park and live in downtown Minneapolis. Sarah works in marketing so they have both modeled for a few promotional shoots too. Very cosmopolitan pups. Tony also spends time volunteering at the Animal Humane Society– they do a lot of amazing work in the community! The day we shot these photos Topher and Pierre loved romping around through the fluffy snow!” Pierre (tan and white) is from Secondhand Hounds.
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About Lauren Engfer Photography: Based in Minneapolis, Minnesota, Lauren specializes in lifestyle photography. She is also available for weddings as well as commercial projects.
These are such beautiful photo! I love them. The snowy woods are just the perfect setting. Both pups are adorable and they are great subjects for photography too. I also love hearing that Pierre is a rescue!
Oh my goodness! They look so cute and happy in their sweaters!
SHANNON LANG says
Oh my gosh, these photos are absolutely priceless! The little doggy sweaters just make the whole thing too!
Indya | The Small Adventurer says
These photos are breathtaking! I will never NOT be completely in love with the snow. It’s so beautiful, and a perfect setting for any kind of photo shoot
.Glenda Ctaes says
Beautiful family and I would love being in Woods like that covered with Snow. Heck I would be happy with any amount of Snow.. And so would my son
Michelle & The Paw Pack says
I love the snow pictures! They look like they’re having so much fun. My dogs both love to play in the snow too.
Pet photos seems to be the big thing especially since people aren’t have children as much any more. Pets seem to be the new child I have been told. Makes sense there would be more photos of them.
Ruth Epstein says
Stunning photos and the pups are just adorable. I always wonder what Layla would do in the snow
I love how the sequence of photos tell a story. They are all captured beautifully. The dogs look so cute!
Terri Steffes says
I love how pet photos make you like the people better! LOL, it is like you know they have good hearts because they love a dog.
That’s something I hadn’t thought about, but I definitely like other dog lovers! Especially people who love their dogs this much!
Something about the snow makes these photos even cuter! I love everything about the wintery wonderfulness.
This photo session is picture perfect right down to the match outfits with the pups and parents! It’s a winter wonderland! I never get tired of these beautiful pet photo sessions with family. I know when I adopt again it will be a priority for me annually.
I absolutely love these pictures! The dogs are adorable, as is the couple, and you can tell they all had so much fun hanging out in the snow together. There’s a beautiful simplicity about snow that I just love. So nostalgic, so pure, so fun!
These photos are so cute! I like the winter scene and the bright little pops of color from the dogs sweaters. What a great idea to do a photo shoot like this.
robin rue says
Those are really cute photos. I think it’s adorable that these folks added their pets into the shoot.
Alli Smith says
What a beautiful winter wonderland setting! I love all the photos and the dogs are so adorable (and those sweaters!)
There are very few things I like about winter. Photos of dogs, frolicking in the snow is an exception. These are adorable! I especially love the attire.
Sarah Bailey says
What an amazing way to make the most of the snow! These photos are absolutely beautiful!
Oh my gosh, these are so beautiful! Such a fun idea to do – I bet the dogs loved the snow!
Extremely nice photos of you and your dogs. Their coats are cute on them. Nice winter photos for keeping.
Oh my heart! What beautiful photos of beautiful pups! I love the winter themed pictures. Very well done!
Melissa Chapman says
What a great winter scene they captured for you. Your dogs were so cute and so were you two. It is so nice you give your dogs sweaters to keep warm.
These are just beautiful pictures you are obviously is extremely talented photographer. It looks like The dogs in the humans in these pictures are having a great time. Those pictures are gorgeous.
Amber Myers says
I’ve always liked snow photos. There’s something magical about them. I’m in Texas though so we rarely get snow.
Dorothy "FiveSibesMom" says
These are so beautiful! There is just something about crisp, snowy weather photos that really captures the essence of fun and winter! Love them all!
Dennis Littley says
These pet portraits are adorable! The snow really was a great background for these happy pups. Thanks for sharing these!
Fabulous photos! Very experienced photographer! I love how happy those pups were on these pics.
Terri Steffes says
What a beautiful snowy location! I would love to go there. The dogs are adorable, as always! 🙂
This is such a beautiful family. These fur babies are so adorable. I loved learning more about this family.
Oh my goodness. I have seen little doggie sweaters before but never little doggy hats! Adorable.
They all look so happy in the snow. I bet our new puppy would love it (though she would hate the jacket or sweater).
These photos are gorgeous!! I would love to get some professional photos of my puppy girl!
Fatima Torres says
These are such happy moments with the pups. We love traveling throughout the state with our dogs. They make it more interesting
Chubskulit Rose says
Your photography are the best captures!!!! I am not a winter person but these photos somehow warms my heart.
Marie Gizelle says
Such beautiful, heart-warming photos! I grew up with dogs and has always loved them…but now I have 3 adopted cats, for the reason that we live in an apartment…given the chance, I’ll have an akita inu, too!
Lisa Favre says
These portraits are absolutely stunning! My best friend and I do freelance photography and these are so inspiring.
These photos are STUNNING! They make me want to do a snowy photo shoot with my family stat!! (And with the dog, too!)
Cathy Armato says
I absolutely Love pics of dogs playing in snow! These photos are beautiful.
Love & biscuits,
Dogs Luv Us and We Luv Them
KIM CROISANT says
You can tell your dogs are just like family. What gorgeous photos and I love what both of you are wearing.