I have lived with several breeds of dogs, including Yorkshire Terriers. I know first hand that they may be small, but their capacity for love is huge. Max the Yorkie is no different than my dogs. He captured the hearts of people who know him. As if he isn’t cute enough, Max earned a few extra points with me for the fancy bow tie he wore to an engagement session with Casey Hendrickson Photography.
From Casey: “Blind dates are always full of awkward moments between two people who have absolutely no idea who the other one is… Sometimes it works out, and sometimes it just doesn’t at all. For these two, they scored when David’s brother-in-law decided to set him up with Tori! Tori’s eyes are full of light and happiness, and David will do anything for her. She adored his loving heart full of compassion, and the two truly hit it off.
For their engagement photos, Tori only had one stipulation: her adorable little pup Max HAD to be in some pictures! The family calls him Little Brother since he is like a little brother to Tori and her sister. He is such a ham, and modeled like a pro for us! Tori says Max loves short walks, naps, going for car rides, and giving sweet kisses.”
From Tori: “Max turned 7 in September, and he’s already had such an adventurous life. My parents bought him for my sister and me for Christmas my last year of High School.
For the next five years, he was the baby of our family, and I always said that when I left home, I was going to take him with me. I went to college an hour from home, and once I moved into an apartment, I would go home to get Max, and he would stay at college. Everyone loved him, and my roommate would even take him on outings while I was at work.
Fast forward to when I got engaged, my family lived in Missouri and my fiance in Lexington, KY. During a visit, my fiance, David, said if I really wanted Max to be with us when we got married he should go ahead and take him for a “trial run.” So, my whole family cried, but Max went with David to Lexington, and he has never left. Max lived with David for a year or so before we were married. Max started as a dog for one family and will be a sweet part as David and I have our own family. He truly means so much to me because he has, in a way, gone through every life transition with me.
At home, we call him ‘brother.’ He loves to go on car rides. Throughout my long distance engagement and even before, he traveled all over. He loves to see people working the window at Drive-thru’s, and he knows as soon as you get close to a Mcdonald’s he is going to get to share fries. He is independent but will get down our bed and lay his head on our pillows too. We take him on walks around our community, and everyone knows him by name. We can’t go for too long of a walk, though, or he will just sit down! I use to think because he was MY dog that I was just a little partial, but he truly makes everyone who sees him smile. He brings so much joy to my new husband and me as we start our life together.
Max is my heart, and he makes everyone who sees him so happy. ”
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About Casey Hendrickson Photography: Based in Charlotte, North Carolina, Casey specializes in wedding and boudoir photography.
Lauren | Glitter & Grandeur says
He is SO PRECIOUS! Very dapper with that bowtie. I can’t wait to have my first dog (that isn’t the family dog – but actually mine). I adore all of these engagement photos and their accompanying stories. He really is a special pup.
xoxo Lauren | Glitter & Grandeur
What a lovely story and beautiful photos! Max is adorable and I can see how he would steal everyone’s heart.
Tulla Hunt says
Oh how I love Max! This story wonderfully shows how amazing Tori, David and little Max are. And I can attest that everyone that meets or is blessed enough to know Max, truly does love him to pieces! He’s a favorite of mine, for sure!