Engaging Tails: Rigley the Greater Swiss Mountain Dog

If you have never been to Cape Cod, you might be planning a trip there after seeing these photos.  Amanda Macdonald photographed Rigley, the Greater Swiss Mountain Dog, and his favorite people both on the beach and in the woods, for some amazing engagement pictures.  For me, the ideal beach is practically empty, with at least one handsome dog.

Greater Swiss Mountain Dog and couple on Cape Cod beach

From Amanda:  “For their autumn engagement session, Renee and Jimmy introduced me to my new favorite secret spot: the Knob in Falmouth, MA.

Okay, so it’s not super secret, but this Cape Cod location felt it like it.  On this overcast November day as we practically had the place to ourselves. The Knob is a mix of woods and beach, which fit Renee and Jimmy’s rustic wedding theme perfectly. The views were breath-taking, and we couldn’t go far without another awesome photo moment.

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We even found a wood swing in the forest that had a little heart carved into it – swoon!

including dog in engagement photos, woman on wood swing in the woodsI think what made this spot so magical though was the people I was exploring it with. Renee and Jimmy enjoy snowmobiling, hiking, kayaking, and basically any active outdoor activity.

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They wanted to remember how outdoorsy they are right now, and their Swiss Mountain dog pup. Rigley joined us for a bit of walking the trails and frolicking on the beach. This big boy was so sweet and happy to be a part of photos. He gave lots of puppy kisses and was totally smiling for the camera! This Cape Cod engagement session captured this amazing couple’s personalities as they snuggled and played at one of their favorite places. I can’t wait for their rustic wedding this year. Cheers, Renee and Jimmy!”

goofy Swiss Mountain Dog and couple on beach

From Renee and Jimmy:  “Rigley is a two-year-old Greater Swiss mountain dog. He is our life so of course, we had to include him in our engagement shoot. We are obsessed with the big goofball and bring him almost everywhere. He loves taking adventures and being anywhere off leash with his humans. 

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Rigley loves walks, the golf course, his best friend Ace and blowing bubbles out of his nose in the ocean!

He has taught us unconditional love and has brought many laughs to our life!”

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About Amanda MacDonald Photography:  Amanda and her husband, Jason, serve the Cape Cod area as well as the South Shore.  They specialize in wedding photography.


I love photography and beaches and people in love who share that love with a dog. This shows it all…makes me want to visit this place in the Fall.

    Beth says:

    Thanks for stopping by Amelia, I’m glad you enjoyed this engagement session. I’ve been to Cape Cod a few times, and it was lovely during Fall!

Such phenomenal photos! I went to Cape Cod on my honeymoon – many moons ago! But I loved it and how wonderful to revisit via these beautiful photos! I love the swing with the heart and ring, so special!

    Beth says:

    It has been too long since I was there, and these photos reminded me that I want to go back. It would be awesome if I ran into Rigley there!

Rigley is adorable and the photography is gorgeous. What an excellent job the photographer did to capture such a joyful time.

Gorgeous pics! I’ve never been to Cape Cod. Would love to go! Would also love to have a GSM dog!

    Beth says:

    I also would love a GSM dog!

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