We can all use more sunny days and big smiles in our lives. This engagement session from Jessica Frey Photography has both. Poodle/terrier mix Giovanni and his sidekicks, Walter and Gabriella, just add to the joy. All three dogs are rescues.
From Jessica: “Ashley and Dan wanted an outdoorsy location for their session where they could include their furry babies too.
Springtime in the Texas Hill Country means finding the native bluebonnets to take photos in along with cactus and a gorgeous flowing river. Ashley is an Austin wedding coordinator and owner of Much Ado Austin. They loved being able to have their now three fur-babies included in their engagement shoot.”
From Ashley: “Dan and I met through an online dating site. The majority of my dating profile and our first date included me talking about how I spend most of my free time hanging out with my dog Giovanni. After dating for about two weeks, Dan met Gio, and they became instant best buds.
The following summer Dan decided he was ready for a pup of his own, and we added Walter to our pack. (Gio had asked for a small-size sister, but somehow he ended up with a bigger brother! Gio is still the Alpha of their brother-pack, and now likes having a wing-man when chasing after squirrels in the backyard.)
Dan and I got engaged just before our second anniversary, and of course, our dogs were a part of the proposal! Our Saturday morning routine had become waking up early, leashing up our dogs and heading out for a 3-mile walk. While walking, Dan asked to stop at a bench on the bridge saying that he wanted to let the dogs watch the kayakers on the lake below. Then, suddenly, he was on his knee proposing! (He’d hidden the ring in Walter’s harness!)
We’d already discussing wanting to add a little princess to our puppy pack, and after a few months of fostering through Austin Animal Center, we found Gabriella! We fostered her for about a month before being able to officially adopt her and make her a fur-ever member to our family.
Dan and I are pretty awkward in photos, so when Jessica Frey, my friend, and rockstar photographer, kindly nudged us to do an engagement session, we knew we needed to have all our pups with us. I don’t know how she got the dogs to look at her and ‘smile’ for the camera, but she worked her magic! We love our family photos so much and cherish the memory of celebrating our engagement with our fur babies!
You can see more of this Austin, Texas, engagement session on Jessica’s blog.
About Jessica Frey Photography: Based in Austin, Texas, Jessica is an international wedding photographer.