Gus, the Golden Retriever, is super handsome and quite the character. He joined his favorite people for their engagement photos with Amanda MacPhee Studios in Fells Point, Maryland. Although it might have been a little rainy that day, that didn’t dampen their spirits. Gus wore both a bow tie and a Save the Date sign for the photos.
From Caroline: “Gus joined the family somewhat accidentally. I had gone with a girlfriend of mine to look at these five-day-old golden retriever puppies so that she could get one. While there, I, of course, wanted to hold and play with the puppies. I ended up holding one puppy the entire time – Gus. I made a phone call to Dylan not really giving him a choice to say no that we were getting a dog. Of course, Dylan immediately fell in love with him as soon as he met him. My two best friends ended up getting a brother and sister from the same litter, so the three of them love to play together still.
Gus loves socks. He collects them when we’re not home and has a huge pile waiting for us when we return. He doesn’t chew them, just treats them like his babies.
Gus also loves to go ‘squirrel hunting.’ He’s never actually caught one, but he tries!
Gus loves blankets – there was an entire DoDo article written about it.
My favorite moments with Gus are cuddling up on the couch.
Gus was also there when Dylan proposed on the Eastern Shore, so that was special of course!
Overall he is a super loveable goofball.
Gus the Golden has his own Instagram account.
You can see more of this rainy day engagement session on Amanda’s blog. Follow Amanda MacPhee Studios on Instagram.
About Amanda MacPhee Studios: Based in Frederick, Maryland, Amanda specializes in wedding photography. Not only does she serve the DC, Virginia, and Maryland area, she is also available to travel.
Kimberly K Croisant says
Oh, I love Golden Retrievers. We have a Lab and he’s our second one. Much the same, but I love all that hair. You two look so happy. Gus is lucky.
Kiara Carniewski says
I LOVE couples who share this special moment with their furry friends! It makes me SO happy, but they also steal the show! HAHA I’m sure you hear that a lot when the couples look at their photos. They love the way their pup looks over themselves. Beautiful photos.
Indya | The Small Adventurer says
Oh, what a gorgeous pup! I can’t take my eyes off him
Melissa Dixon says
Your photos are amazing. I love that golden retriever too, so pretty! Such a lovely couple.
What a handsome model you have there! I love engagement photos that include pets. Thanks for sharing.
Alli Smith says
We had a Golden Retriever when I was growing up and they are the sweetest dogs. I love that two of your best friends adopted Gus’ brother and sister and they get to have play dates.
Awwww Gus is such a good boy! And such a cutie! I love that he collects socks haha. That’s so cute.
robin rue says
Awww how cute. Golden Retrievers are one of my favorite breeds! I think they are so strikingly beautiful.
MELANIE EDJOURIAN says
I really love Golden Retrievers they’re gorgeous dogs. It sounds like Gus is a fun loving dog and of course super cute!!!
Looks like Gus had a good day out and about. He didn’t mind getting his photo taken several times
We have a golden retriever. She is also very photogenic like this lovely dog here! These are such awesome photos.
Emily Eva says
Oh my God he’s adorable. I can’t wait to get a Golden Retriever myself some day
Go to retrievers are my absolute favorite dog. We had one a while back and he was the sweetest thing ever. They’re beautiful dogs But even better they have beautiful hearts.
Amber Myers says
He looks like a great dog! So sweet. I’ve always liked Golden Retrievers. I’ll have to check out his instagram account.
This is such a sweet post. Gus looks like such a lovable fur baby. Golden Retrievers are one of my favorite breeds.
Gus is such a sweetie. I love that people are now involving their pets in their engagement photos. So cute.
What sweet photos. I love the idea of having the family pet in these photos. Gus is a cutie!
Denay DeGuzman says
Gus is gorgeous! You can tell from these images that he is not really a dog, but a child. A beloved member of your family! We feel the exact same way about our Diesel Dog. It’s like he is Pinocchio, he is hoping to become a real boy!
I love that description of Diesel Dog!
Terri Steffes says
Gus has a happy personality! I would love to pet his silky coat!
Cathy Mini says
What a lovely couple with so much cute fur baby a very sweet and beautiful picture together.
Golden retrievers are one of my favorite dogs. They always look so happy!
Gervin Khan says
Golden retrievers make the best snuggle partners. With gorgeous locks of golden hair, sweet brown eyes, and go-with-the-flow attitude these dogs feel like more family members than pets.
I love that everyone ended up getting a puppy. Having playdates with pups from the same litter will be so much fun.
These are great pictures. I am sure there are a ton of people that would like their first “babies” in their pictures.
Tabitha Blue says
Such a sweet pup! And a great photoshoot too! We grew up with a golden/lab mix and I just love the personality of goldens!
Cathy Armato says
I love these photos & I love Gus’ adoption story! Sometimes the pet adoption you don’t plan is the best kind. It’s great that he is still playing with his littermates.
Love & biscuits,
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