Jessica Beamgard of M& J Photography captured the love between a woman and her dogs while preparing for the newest family member is this dreamy maternity session. After the baby was born, Jessica was able to draw on her experience as a dog lover and observer and this pitbull’s gentle temperament to safely get some really sweet images.
From Jessica: “Sadie is six-year-old Golden Retriever mix and is a rescue.
The other handsome fur-baby is 13-year-old Pitbull mix Manny-Bear. His mama rescued him from the humane society when he was just a pup! ”
I love how content and relaxed Manny-Bear is when he’s near the baby. While Manny-Bear is clearly comfortable with the baby, another dog might not be. It is always better to be safe than sorry.
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Do not jeopardize their safety for a photo! Know the signs of stress in your dog and respect his limits.
About M & J Photography: Based in Detroit, Michigan, Jessica documents her client’s lives using both film and digital formats. She is also available for destination weddings, elopements and lifestyle sessions.
Emma @ The Happy Journal says
This is adorable. Thank you for bringing to attention that dogs may not always be comfortable during these sorts of photos. People are not great at reading the signs!
Lauren Bellows says
these are so cute! we don’t have a dog(much to my heartbreak!) but I totally shared this with my best friend who has one they adore!
Seeing photos of dogs and babies like this makes me nervous sometimes, but these photos are beautiful. Absolutely beautiful!
That is why I put the reminder to always watch to make sure you don’t stress the dog. I feel confident that the photographer did not put the baby or dog in a stressful situation.
These photos are stunning… and so precious. That last shot is just amazing!
My heart melted when I saw that last photo with the dog and the baby. They are going to be best friends!
Beautiful photos, I love the paw on the belly and the very last shot with the baby, just gorgeous.
Ruth and Layla says
Shann Eva says
These pictures are amazing. I love the one with his paw on her baby belly. Also, the last one is precious.
Christine Caplan says
These are precious! I was so happy to see “after” baby pics too with the dogs so that was a nice bonus!
I love the pics. You can see the love between the woman and the dogs. And, you see the dogs have welcomed their new pack member thanks to her gentle help.
Michelle & The Paw Pack says
Adorable! I agree – some pictures of dogs and babies make me cringe, but these are beautiful.
Sarcastic Dog says
These pictures are so lovely. The images of Mannie-Bear resting on her belly made my tear up. I absolutely believe, he was sensing the baby. Amazing!
Spencer the Goldendoodle says
OMD, these photos are breath taking!!! 🙂
Such an adorable and sweet photo session! The caring and love just exude from the images!
Lisa Sharp says
Love that you included your dogs, so cute!
Rama's Mama says
The baby will love these in a few years. 🙂 Definitely not for everyone. I have some priceless pictures of Rama with my daughter as a toddler. <3
These pictures are SO precious! I love when pups get along with their new human sister or brother! Too cute – these are pictures you’ll treasure for life!
Sweet Purrfections says
I love the last photo!
Ava at Savvy Pet Care says
Always such awesome photos. These are so sweet.
Carol Bryant says
Wow these are so breathtaking. I can feel the beauty captured through the lens. Love the paw on the belly shot best!
Tenacious Little Terrier says
This shoot is lovely! I’m glad you included that warning, I see way too many shots of dogs who look really uncomfortable with the children.
Denise Gruzensky says
Oh my goodness these are stunning!! What beautiful shots!
Hollie || Little Goldfish Invitations & Stationery says
Oh Beth, thank you for sharing these images, they are beautiful, and filled with so much love and adoration.
I wish we had a dog to do this with, but alas we don’t. One day we will, when we have enough space.
You’ll get one when the time is right for your family.
Cathy Armato says
Oh my goodness, Manny-Bear is so sweet & precious! These photos are so special, I know the family will cherish them forever. Such a talented photog!
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Gone to the Snow Dogs LLC says
This post is full of so much AWWWW I Awwwwmost can’t handle it!
What great photos! So cute 🙂
Robbi Hess says
These are fantastic photos. Love a dog in a flower tiara