Dogs give us so much and ask for so little in return. In addition to showing love and loyalty, they open conversations with strangers. Penelope the Hound mix is an extrovert, and it is easy to see why people adore her. Look at those gorgeous eyes! Penelope was an important part of this engagement session with Robin Shotola Photography.
From the bride: “Penelope is really, in every way, our dog-ter. We adopted her as a tiny two-month-old pound puppy at Washington Animal Rescue League when we moved to the DC area. We had both spent many many years of wanting a dog — both separately and then as a couple. Penelope is incredibly gregarious in a way that we aren’t naturally so sometimes we’ll be walking down the street, and a person we’ve never seen before will say ‘Hey Penelope!’ like they are old friends. She meets most of these neighborhood friends when she’s on walks with her dogwalker, Kim.
Because she’s such an important part of our lives, it never occurred to us not to have her be part of the wedding and all that comes along with it. My plan is to send her around to all the tables to thank guests for coming so that I can focus on the dance party, but she may end up being more interested in the buffet!”
You can see more of Robin’s work by following her on Instagram. I am looking forward to seeing the wedding photos with Penelope!
Have you found people are more likely to talk to you if you have your dog with you?
About Robin Shotola Photography: Robin is a wedding, event and corporate photographer serving Baltimore, Maryland, Washington DC, Virginia and beyond.