Photographer Meghan Thomas and her clients have a knack for finding just the right location and props to make every engagement photography session unique and meaningful to the couple. When both people are working with animals for a living, the chances are pretty good that they will include their dogs in their engagement session. I am happy to say that these clients did not disappoint! Check out these awesome Save The Date signs with three of the best sign bearers.
From Meg: “From the moment you meet Jonathan and Jessica, you can feel that there is something special about their connection. At three years old Jonathan became very sick and lost his hearing which came at a crucial time for him in his development. He can now hear with the help of hearing aids, and he has become a master lip reader. When I asked Jessica about how this affects their relationship, she said that other couples can just yell to each other from room to room to have a conversation. With the two of them they physically have to be face to face to have a meaningful conversation which in turn makes them closer. And she says in the mornings she can make as much noise as she wants to without fear of waking him up! The two met in college in a math class that neither of them was supposed to be in! Coincidence, I think not!! After graduating college, Jessica eventually moved back to her hometown in Upstate NY. Jonathan soon followed after realizing that they could not be without each other.
The two both love and work with animals and have rescued 3 of their own. Jonathan works as a vet assistant, and Jessica is a dog trainer. Their first dog that they got together is seven-year-old Tanner, which they think is a Pomeranian, Doxie, Chihuahua mix from the PA Humane Society.
Then came Trinity which they think is a border collie, pit bull mix about five years old from an animal rescue organization in Syracuse called Helping Hounds. And last but not least is their full of energy Trigger. Trigger is one and half years old and is believed to be a Collie mixed with an Australian cattle dog.
The two are planning a DIY barn wedding in Upstate NY next June. Honoring and incorporating their loved ones into their wedding day is very important to them. On this engagement session, we found ways to honor both Jessica and Jonathan’s grandparents. The vintage cooler on the back of the truck was Jessica’s grandparents, and the picnic basket was from Jonathan’s grandparents.”
From Jessica: “I have three amazing dogs. It was really fun being able to have them in our pictures. I truly believe proper training is the best thing you can do for any dog. It changes everyone’s life for the better, and you get to enjoy your dogs so much more!
To see more of Jess and Jon’s engagement session, visit Meghan’s blog.
You can see more of Meghan’s photography by following Meghan Thomas Photography on Facebook.
About Meghan Thomas Photography: Based in Central New York, Meghan specializes in wedding photography.
Chandler @ Life as a Larsen says
This session is so cute!! I love when people incorporate their animals in sessions 🙂
Lindsay Pevny says
I love how these dogs posed, they’re so photogenic! They remind me of my cattledog mix Cow.
Ashley LaMar says
This is adorable! We had our dog in our wedding. Lol. He walked down the (outdoor) aisle w/ our little ringbearer.
I bet they were adorable together!
Oh this is just my favorite. SO cute, and i love the colors in the photos. My hubs and I always do our yearly christmas photo with the pups <3
I love that tradition!
Such a cute pack!!
These are SO CUTE!! Love these ideas!
Tenacious Little Terrier says
Cute bunch! Everyone is so photogenic!
Pawesome Cats says
What a great looking family!
Talent Hounds says
What a lovely family and heartwarming romance and rescue stories. Love the photos
Love the moments these images capture! I love the dogs holding the signs. Great job!