I love engagement photo sessions when the couple brings their dogs, like this one from Brandy Angel Photography. These are extra special to the couple because shortly after the engagement session, one of the dogs passed away.
From Brandy: “You can’t tell by these photos but we were literally melting while we did this shoot. Summer heat in August in Georgia is no joke, even at a higher elevation in Rome. We didn’t let the heat beat us though, and I loved getting to know this beautiful couple and their sweet pups. When they asked if I would travel to Colorado to shoot their May wedding I jumped at the chance! I can’t imagine how much fun it will be and how amazing the photos will turn out.
These two are so beautiful and in love. Their love for their pups was so apparent, and I later found out at the passing of one of their puppies and how much these photos meant to them. I’m so glad we had them involved in the shoot.”
From Kristin: “The dogs in the shoot are Louie (white) and Lily (Brindle). Louie was my dog, and Lily was Mason’s, and when we got together, they were instant best friends.
Louie literally just showed up on my doorstep one day. I was leaving for work, and he was sitting on my porch! I took him to the vet and had him scanned for a chip and put out flyers. It was pretty evident that he had a rough life before me, so I was glad when no one claimed him. He was mine the minute I saw him. The vet said he was about six months old.
Mason rescued Lily as an 8-week old pup from a puppy mill in Oklahoma. The rescue that brought her to Mason in Colorado was the Animal House out of Fort Collins, Colorado. They first met when Mason and I moved in together in Bellingham, WA. During our relationship, they moved all across the country with us and were the best of friends.
At the time of the shoot, Louie was eight years old, and Lily was four. Louie had just started showing some symptoms of something going wrong, but at that time we didn’t know for sure what it was.
Shortly after that, we took him to UGA, and it was confirmed he had an aggressive sarcoma tumor in the nasal passage. He only made it about four weeks after that.
That’s why those pictures mean the absolute world to us because we lost him so suddenly shortly after that. Lily is thankfully still doing very well with us today. We have a butterfly garden in memory of Louie, and she spends lots of time in it.”
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About Brandy Angel Photography: Based in High Shoals, Georgia, Brandy specializes in portraits and wedding photography. She is available for travel. Brandy also gives back with her Be The Change- Brandy Angel Foundation, Inc. a Georgia based 5013c foundation “that is dedicated to being as well as inspiring positive change in the world. Whether it be princess and superhero parties at local hospitals, helping people find living kidney donors, lost loved one, biological parents, or bringing communities together to build a home for a cancer survivor, Be The Change-Brandy Angel Foundation works tirelessly to help those who can not help themselves.”
This engagement shoot is beautiful and extra special as it’ s one of the last memories captured with Louie. So sorry for their loss. 🙁 I’m happy for the the newly engaged couple and wish them many more years of happiness and wedded bliss when the big day arrives. I’m sure Louie will be looking on with his angel wings too. Beautiful photo session. ( I had no clue it was a hot sticky day!)