Engaging Tails: Obidiah

Now that school has started, emotionally it feels like fall, even if the weather is screaming “SUMMER!”   Rachel Harrod sent in this engagement session for a little autumn inspiration!

© Rachel Harrod Photography | Autumn engagement photos with Retriever mix puppy

From Rachel: “Outdoor Country Engagement session with a puppy is my dream, and it was for my SISTER and future brother in-law. I was super excited that my sister trusted me with her fall engagement photos. When I asked my sister what she wanted, and I said old barn her response was “we aren’t barn people,” so a country cornfield (that happens to be Chris’s grandmothers) it was, and a few barn photos to appease me.  I think these turned out just how she thought and every photograph brings out their personality to a ‘T.’    No there weren’t fall leaves or green grass, and yes it was FREEZING cold and windy, but we made it work. With the help of my husband we had coats on and off in a flash, the sun worked perfectly through the clouds with its glowy wintery light, and even though freezing I think it made the photos more cuddly and fun. Oh and I can’t forget to mention Obidiah Watson on his best most perfect behavior thanks to a walk with his cousins and playtime before the photos. He donned the best bow tie in the land and look just dapper for his photo session.  Elizabeth and Chris I can not wait to stand next to you on your wedding day. It is going to be the most perfect.  Love you!”

© Rachel Harrod Photography | Engagement portrait session with dog, cornfield engagement photos, dog with tongue out © Rachel Harrod Photography | Fall engagement photos with dog, country engagement session© Rachel Harrod Photography | engagement photos with dogs

From Liz: “Chris and I knew we anted a dog from the get go.   We had gotten permission from our landlord, knew we had the time and finances to raise one and constantly searched online through adoption listings and local adoption events. I had only one rule: no new puppy until we got engaged.  By July 2014 my patience was getting the best of me – on both fronts; but finally Chris told me he’d been ring shopping. I decided that counted. Then, this little guy showed up at an adoption event on the west side of Indianapolis. He came from a rescue in Danville called Heart For Dog. There were five little black lab mix brothers to meet, but Obi was the one who came right to me. I sat down and he climbed in my lap. Chris looked at me, and that was it.Obi, short for Obidiah, loves to play at the puppy park and go on long walks. When he misbehaves he gets called by his full name, Obidiah Watson, but most the time he’s just Obi – running laps around the living room, chasing his ball or tearing apart his newest stuff-less toy.

© Rachel Harrod Photography | Fall-engagement-photos-with-puppy-wearing-bow-tie, what to wear for engagement portraits© Rachel Harrod Photography | On-location-engagement photos with dog, retriever mix in engagement photos © Rachel Harrod Photography | On location engagement and pet portraits, Washing DC engagement photographer Having him at our engagement session was lots of fun. He looked so dapper in his bowtie and was so attentive. . . especially when our photographer, Rachel, bribed him with a treat.”

About Rachel Harrod Photography:  Based near Washington, D.C., Rachel is a wedding and portrait photographer.  She has a dog of her own, Dexter.


Beautiful photos! I love Obi’s little bow tie too!

    Beth says:

    I love it when a dog wears a bow tie!

Lisa says:

Obi looks so cute in his bowtie. What a nice touch!

Katie says:

LOVE when couples include their pets in their engagement photos. It’s so nice seeing the whole family together 🙂

    Beth says:

    I couldn’t agree more Katie!

Janie says:

I’m looking forward to the weather cooling off. Hopefully I can get some great shots like this with my little puppy-family.

    Beth says:

    I hope so too!

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