Capturing the “Creative Light” of Your Special Moments …

124cdcf9a2e84742f4a285e9df4a750a1326396057My fiance and I can’t wait to have our wedding and include Sparky and Rocco.  How can you help  us?
Dogs are part of your family so why would they not be there? As your photographer we make sure to get photos of your loving four legged friend going down the aisle. We also have an uncanny ability to get even the most fidgety dog’s slobbery mug on camera. And if your dog needs a little extra attention to ease those spotlight anxieties both my assistant and I are more than willing to cater to Fido’s every need. Marchese199
 
Tell us about your business.
My business is Creative Light Studio, a photography company with an eye for the photo journalistic. We capture your day as it happens, not what we want it to be. Some of our favorite moments are completely unscripted. We have been in business since 2011 and specialize in weddings. We would love to be there for your big day!
 
Do you have a great dog/wedding story?

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I photographed a friend’s wedding in Virginia a few years ago. On my way there from Cincinnati, OH I had agreed to take a puppy transport run to her foster home in Maryland. She managed to wriggle her way away from me and play a crazy game of hide and seek in Pittsburgh (about gave me a heart attack!). After dropping off the foster to her new home I headed on my way to the wedding. The day was gorgeous – an outdoor ceremony with perfect weather. The bride chose her two nephews to walk their labs down the aisle. It seemed like an awesome plan except that one of the nephews was only 12 and the dogs each weighed close to 100 lbs. Wilco and Gibson performed flawlessly (thanks in part to some delicious treats)… until it came time to leave. Gibson decided the treats were way better than walking the other direction so he refused to move, eyes firmly planted on the treats. I have a photo of the 12 year old trying as hard as he can to budge Gibson but he was going no where. One of the members of the bridal party had to step in to get him to move. It was something everyone got a chuckle out of.Marchese290
 
Tell us about YOUR dogs!
Where do I begin?! We adopted our two loveable lugs two months apart from each other (to the day!). Both are 4 year old German Shorthaired Pointers named Zora and Porter. Zora is the smart hunter – she hunts everything from birds to spiders. Once she gets a hold of a scent she will not let it go. We also firmly believe that she believes human hands were made IMG_3875solely to pet her. You could pet her for an hour but once you stop she will shove her snout under your arm to make you aware that you happened to stop. Porter on the other hand is our less needy dog. He sighs and groans like an old man and is the best snuggle buddy you could ever ask for. We technically adopted him from a Labrador rescue because someone turned him into the lab rescue thinking he was a lab. They told us that when they found him he was probably about a week from dying. He had been chained up in a yard and left without food and water. As a result he has some scarring from the chain on his legs and he gets a little anxious when we aren’t around. Zora and Porter were made for each other – they are always falling asleep on one another and sharing everything. They are truly the perfect pair.
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Jenn Dwyer
Photographer
(513) 265-6001
www.thecreativelightstudio.com
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Bullish on Flower Dogs

Leah, of  Weddings and Blooms, in PA did the beautiful flowers for this wedding.  This cute French Bulldog, in her flowered collar, brought the ring pillow down the aisle and then posed for her cameo photos by Revelation Photography, also in PA.

From Leah McMaster of Weddings and Blooms, Mechanicsburg, PA:

“Weddings have always fascinated and delighted me.  It is such a special day in the lives of  a couple and their families.  So much preparation goes into making the day beautiful, unique, and fun!  Flowers are a very important part of a wedding.  They add beauty, interest, and a pop of color to the overall design of the event.  I have so much fun customizing flowers to compliment the personalities of the couples that I work with.  I am very privileged to have the opportunity to touch so many special weddings with my work.  It is truly an honor.”

From Cindy Strupp of Revelation Photography, Carlisle, PA:

“I started my love for photography through a high school photography class. I have been photographing sittings and events in Carlisle PA and   surrounding areas for over 20 years. Whether a portrait sitting, wedding, or event, I am dedicated to making your photography experience fun and memorable. I  donate a portion of all pet portrait sittings to Furry Friends network pet adoption.”

From It’s a Bride’s Life, “Puppy Love”…..

Puppy Love

Posted on November 8, 2012 by  Miss Elegant Bride   //   Comment

Whoever thought up the phrase “man’s best friend” really meant to say “bride’s best friend” since more than ever, couples are incorporating their puppies into their big day!  I mean, if you think about it…who better to be by your side, than the one who normally – is – by your side?  I am in love with these adorable photos of brides with their furry friends!

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“Man’s Best Friends” – Gorgeous ‘Dog in Wedding’ Pictures from Elizabeth Anne Designs

Reposted from Elizabeth Anne Designs

Man’s Best Friend

I recently crossed over from bride to wife and have how caught the wedding bug! I love to gather new or fun ideas in hopes of inspiring future brides. My husband and I have a home in the Lehigh Valley area of Pennsylvania where we live with our dog, Nala.

I hope you’re ready for another post of cuteness overload! We’re loving doggies this week, and helping Chicago rescue One Tail at a Time win $25,000. So we thought we would throw in some puppy wedding inspiration with bow ties, ribbons, floral collars, and even capes to make your pooches camera-ready for some fantastic wedding photos!

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{bow tie pug photo by Dottie Photography via Love and Lavender}

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{Benfield Photography via Style Me Pretty}

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{We Heart Photography via Style Me Pretty; Sharyn Peavy via Style Me Pretty}

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{Rae Leytham via Style Me Pretty}

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{Hillary Maybery via Style Me Pretty}

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{Amanda Thiessen Photography via Style Me Pretty}

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{Altura Studio via Style Me Pretty}

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{Michael Norwood Photography via Style Me Pretty; Thayer Photo via Merriment Events}

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{EE Photography and Amanda Marie Portraits via Style Me Pretty}

More Great Dog in Wedding Pictures from Elizabeth Anne Designs …

National Puppy Day

Posted 03/23/2011 by Christen in good things, photography \ 21 comments

I recently crossed over from bride to wife and have how caught the wedding bug! I love to gather new or fun ideas in hopes of inspiring future brides. My husband and I have a home in the Lehigh Valley area of Pennsylvania where we live with our dog, Nala (see picture at end of post)

Hi everyone!  It’s Christen here, back with some puppy inspiration for your wedding.  According to my pet insurance newsletter, today is National Puppy Day! What better way to celebrate it than with some photos of man’s best friend celebrating his people’s big day right along with them?

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{Groomspuppy photo by Amelia Lyon via La Belle Bride}

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{Dachshunds photo by John Solana Photography via Style Me Pretty}

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{Great Dane photo by Davina Plus Daniel via Style Me Pretty}

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{Vizsla photos by Erin Hearts Court}

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{French Bulldog Bridal Party photos by Simply Bloom via La Belle Bride}

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{Bulldog bride and groom photo by Joe Mikos Photographers via Snippet & Ink}

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{Puppy photos by Jen Curtis Photography via The Wedding Chicks}

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{Boston Terrier photo by Jenny Ebert Photography via Mr Boddington}

Pretty puppy collars! These flowers are enough to make any bride jealous.

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{Flowerdog photo by Celeste Duran via The Wedding Chicks; Puppy ring bearer photo by Jenna Walker via Elizabeth Anne Designs}

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{Lab photo by Cedar House Photography via Style Me Pretty; Rhodesian photo by Steven Steinhardt via Style Me Pretty}

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{Charlie! photo by Jessica Claire from Ami’s Vow Renewal}

And one more…always nice to come home and cuddle up with loved ones after a long day! Me and Nala after our wedding.

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{Photo by my sister}

Yappily Ever After !!

 

Originally posted in Women’s Voices for Change 

Yappily Ever After

 

Photo: Morgan Yang

Photo: Morgan Yang

  By     July 16, 2011

How do you feel about dogs being part of a wedding ceremony?  If you’re a dog person,  you’re probably thinking, “Great idea!” If you aren’t, it’s apparently like suggesting that aardvarks or squirrels be included in the wedding party. A likely response is, “Why on earth would anyone want to do that?“ From personal experience, I can tell you why.

 My son and his beloved are crazy about Jack, their Bichon Frise,so when they told me they were engaged, I joked, “I can’t wait to see Jack in a tux!” Little did I know that the kids wouldn’t dream of getting married without including not only Jack, but Jack’s “Uncle” Max, the Bichon belonging to the bride’s parents. Both dogs, wearing tuxes, would be part of the ceremony. Max, the older and better behaved of the two, would be the ring bearer. Jack would be the “flower dog.”

Photo: Morgan Yang

 When my son told me that Jack and Max would be members of the wedding party, I thought it quirky but adorable something that would make the ceremony uniquely theirs. My ex, who was footing the bill for the otherwise traditional shindig (and who is not a dog person), was less enthusiastic at first, but soon came around. He loves the kids enough to want to give them exactly the wedding they wanted. 

Telling folks that your son’s wedding will include four-legged participants is a litmus test for discovering how they feel about companion animals. People who see their own pets as “family” were charmed and delighted. “Wonderful!“ they enthused. “Tell me all about it.“  But people who don’t much care for dogs were repulsed. “That‘s  weird,” was not an unusual response.  I was also told that including Jack and Max was “offensive,” “disrespectful” and “ridiculous.”  

 When I told one friend that the kids were not only planning on a canine-inclusive ceremony but also planned to have a dog-themed wedding cake, she joked, “Better put plenty of nuts on it!“ As far as she was concerned, including the dogs at all, let alone putting them on the cake, was just a nutty an idea. Luckily, we’re not that close so she wasn’t invited. I hoped the nobody who WAS invited would be dismayed or repulsed by the sight of two beloved dogs in formal attire trotting down the aisle.

But what if they were? Tom and Amy love those dogs and it’s their wedding. The ceremony should reflect who they are as a couple (dog lovers!) and what matters to them (Living happily ever after — with Bichons!) and not be about the comfort level of my friends. 

Sure, a canine-inclusive ceremony used to be unheard of, but things are changing. Google “dogs in weddings” and you’ll find dozens of photos. Bulldogs in tuxes. Poodles in veils. Labradoodles wearing garlands of flowers. A beaming bride carrying an impeccably groomed Yorkie down the aisle in a small white basket.

Photo: Morgan Yang

The way I saw it, meeting the challenge of pulling off a wedding that included Jack and Max would bode well for Tom and Amy’s ability to meet the many challenges of married life. A wedding ceremony that ran smoothly despite the presence of two lively dogs would be a small miracle. But so is any loving, enduring marriage. And what mother doesn’t want that for her kids?

 “Are the dogs well-behaved?” one dog-savvy friend asked me.

 “One of them is,” I told her. Max, the older dog, is a perfect gentleman. Jack, the younger dog, is more mischievous. She laughed. “Well, it should be memorable.” 

And so it was.

Unique, memorable and joyful.

As mother of the groom and “grandmother” of the flower dog, I had the time of my life.

Thundershirts – an interesting way to help calm dog anxiety, reactions to loud noises…

Thundershirt: a tool to help calm dog anxiety and phobias

Janet Tobiassen Crosby, DVM 

By Janet Tobiassen Crosby, DVM
Veterinary Medicine Guide

The Bottom Line

The idea seems almost too simple to work; that a constant gentle pressure “hug” could calm an anxious pet’s nervous system. Based in part by the work of Temple Grandin, the Thundershirt serves this purpose for pets who are afraid of loud noises and other anxiety-based behaviors. It is an easy, relatively low-cost, and drug-free product to try out on pets who suffer from loud noises. My own dog slept through fireworks wearing it, so I will definitely continue to use the Thundershirt as needed for anxious times.
 
 

Pros

  • Drug-free help for anxious and stressed dogs.
  • The Thundershirt is well constructed – good fit and adjustability for size.
  • 100% money back guarantee.
  • This company “gives back” to help other dogs in need.
  • Great training and before-and-after videos on their site.

Cons

  • Velcro closures collect a lot of hair, but are necessary for snug fit.
  • Might be warm on a hot day, but could be soaked in water to keep dog cool.

 

Description

  • A snug-fitting garment used to calm dogs who are anxious about loud noises, visitors, car rides, and more.
  • An easy, drug-free way to help reduce stress and anxiety in your dog.
  • The Thundershirt web site has many helpful training and before-and-after videos about using this product.

 

 

Guide Review – Thundershirt: a tool to help calm dog anxiety and phobias

This product is based in part on the work by Temple Grandin, noted author, Doctor of Animal Science, and professor at Colorado State University. The thought is that gentle pressure provided by this shirt calms the nervous system. Does it work? I tried it on my own dog Sophie, who suffers from loud noise phobias.
 
We adopted Sophie as a 6 month old dog from the shelter. Sophie is now 8 years old. Noise phobias – fear of thunder, fireworks, gun shots – have been something we have dealt with from the start, intensifying as she has gotten older.
 
Last year, I was ready for the 4th of July. We tried out the DAP collar, and had amazing results. My previously noise-phobic dog was now sleeping through thunderstorms after wearing one collar for 30 days. It was so effective that I was unable to fully evaluate the Thundershirt, but did create a photo gallery of Sophie wearing the Thundershirt.
 
In fact, the DAP collar worked so well over the ensuing months that I became complacent. We headed into this year’s fireworks season unprepared. The fireworks seemed even crazier this year. I did not have a DAP collar. Sophie became upset, pacing, panting, whining, wanting to hide in the closet. I forgot I had the Thundershirt and made a makeshift one. I think it helped.
 
Then, on the next night, I remembered the Thundershirt and put it on Sophie. It fits perfectly in all the right places. It is well-constructed and snug without being too tight to cause discomfort. She laid down right away. That was a great first step. Then it was time for bed, fireworks still going on (ugh). I left the Thundershirt on Sophie. She fell asleep, which meant I could, too. The real test was at 5am. We awoke to a continual bam-bam-bam. More fireworks. I wasn’t sure at first though, because there was Sophie, sound asleep. This is not typical for her. In a situation like this, she would be nudging me awake, whining and pacing. She was slumbering away. Whew.
 
This is an encouraging test of the Thundershirt that I was unable to do last year, and I would recommend this product to those pets who suffer from loud noise phobias and other anxiety-based problems, either alone (mild cases) or in conjunction with other therapies.
 
Click for:      Thundershirt web site
 
Disclosure: Review samples were provided by the manufacturer. For more information, please see our Ethics Policy.
 
 

Mojo and Jocomo leading the Pack, witnesses to Beautiful Dogs being included in Beautiful Weddings!

Vow-wow-wow is very pleased to introduce the newest addition to our roster of amazing Wedding Pro’s. Lois Heckman is a Celebrant, based in the beautiful Pocono Mountains of Pennslyvania, and we very pleased to have her with us!  

 From Lois’s website:  

Becoming a celebrant has been one of the greatest joys of my life. I honor all philosophies, beliefs and traditions – secular, spiritual, religious and interfaith. I will create a wonderful and unique ceremony that respects and reflects your values, your style, and your life.”

 

1. My fiance and I can’t wait to have our wedding and include Sparky and Rocco. How can you help us? 

I will work with you to find the perfect fit for your pups! The most popular idea is having the dogs as ring bearers and/or flower-dogs, and I’ve done this successfully many times. But we might come up with other ideas based on your interests, ideas and personalities. Perhaps you’d like to give them a treat during the ceremony to show your marriage will not diminish your support and love of them, but only increase it! Maybe they have a trick that could be featured. The possibilities are endless! Let’s talk.

2. Tell us about your business. 

I have been a very active celebrant, and a graduate of the Celebrant Foundation, since 2005, and have officiated hundreds of unique weddings for today’s diverse couples here in the Pocono Mountains of PA. In 2010 my husband built me a gorgeous ceremony site on our large property in Saylorsburg, PA that we call Harmony Gardens. Since we love dogs there was never any doubt – it would of course be a dog-friendly wedding site.

3. How do you accommodate dogs and their owners?

You’re welcome to bring your dogs for your ceremony whether they are involved or not in the actual ceremony. We don’t offer any special accommodations, but our property is set back from any roads and is quite safe. Our own dogs are dog friendly, too!

4. Do you have a great dog/wedding story?

I loved the interracial couple who had one black and one white dog, had them dressed in contrasting tuxedos for their ceremony, and featured them so beautifully. They played up the black and white theme with love and good humor!  It was fun and a great photo op!

5. Tell us about YOUR dogs!

We have two English Springer Spaniels, Mojo and Jocomo. Mojo is an active guy, he’s so smart and tuned into everything. Jocomo would rather lay in a bed all day, he’s just a big old love dog. They are not only our best friends, but best friends to one another.

Great Picture of Mojo & Jocomo!!

Lois Heckman Celebrant

Saylorsburg, PA

in the foothills of the Pocono Mountains – 1 ½ hours from New York City and 1 ½ hours from Philadelphia, 45 minutes from Allentown and Scranton

www.LoisHeckman.com

blog: http://blogs.thepoconos.com/weddings/

570-992-5316

email:  ceremony@ptd.net

 

P.S. Lois and her husband have created a beautiful, intimate outdoor ceremony site, Harmony Gardens, at their home. Check it out, this could be just perfect for you!  Read about this here:

http://www.loisheckman.com/harmony-gardens

http://www.loisheckman.com/the-story-of-harmony-gardens

A Dog, A Dog! My Kingdom for A Dog! (with apologies to Wm.Shakespeare and Richard III) … Kingdom Wedding Photographers turns your Wedding into amazing visual Memories!

 Vow-wow-wow is very excited to introduce you to our newest Wedding Professional, Kingdom Wedding Photography by Kat. 

Take a look at the fabulous pictures Kat that has shared with us here, and please go visit her website and blog to see more of her beautiful work.

I thought I’d let Kat speak for herself, in describing her style of Wedding photography:

From Kat’s Blog:

“Want really, really gorgeous wedding photos? Here’s how: My style is highly photojournalistic. I am not the kind of wedding photographer who asks the wedding party to “stop and smile” during the processional. When a couple chooses me to shoot their wedding, they do so because they’re excited that I’ll be there to capture their wedding day with all its emotions and all the gorgeous details they picked…I don’t direct. I don’t interrupt. I don’t pose. I capture moments. Real moments of happiness, joy and fun. So please, tell your family to just ignore me.” 

The  Interview 

1. Tell us about your business.

After living and working in Los Angeles and Boston for years, we moved to Vermont some 5 years ago and I started focusing on fun, relaxed and modern wedding and portrait photography with a big focus on outdoor weddings. Dogs and cats (and the occasional horse)

play a huge part in my couple’s lives ,and I incorporate them in our sessions whenever possible. I’m incredibly lucky to be working with couples who are so cool and so much fun to be around. 

2. How do you accommodate dogs and their owners?

All Engagement & Portrait sessions are done on location so your critters are on their home turf. I bring plenty of time so there is no rush, we can play around and create images that are truly you. No stress, no pressure, just pure fun.  

3. How do I go about including Sparky & Rocco in our wedding photos?

It completely depends on Sparky & Rocco. Some dogs are just so obedient that they make the rest of us jealous. They are perfectly fine posing with the wedding party and your parents. Other dogs, my own included, have more of a mind of their own and (depending on your dog(s)’ obedience level), would be happiest waiting with a designated handler until we finish the more formal portraits. Afterwards, we can grab Sparky & Rocco and take them for a more casual photo session where you can be yourselves, taking him/her for a walk, playing with them, kissing, snuggling, and hugging them, and, of course, taking great photos in the process! 

4. Do you have a great dog/wedding story?

There are so many, it’s hard to pick just one. My favorite dog of all time is probably Duke (the black lab you see in the photos). He was the ring bearer during the ceremony, posed patiently for all the portraits and didn’t even chase after the chickens at the reception site. I was so impressed. Come to think of it, all my couple’s dogs or cats have been as relaxed as the couples themselves. 

5. Tell us about YOUR dogs!

Daisy & Jake. I love them to pieces and we’re pretty much inseparable. Daisy is my opinioned lady with more love & loyalty than humanly possible – every time I come back from a wedding, she’ll be sitting right by the door waiting … now if you knew how attached she is to her TempurPedic, you’d be tremendously impressed. 😉 Jake is the best boy there is. An absolute morning person. If he could talk, the first words out of his mouth each and every morning would be “Hello there and what a wonderful morning this is – it is so awesome to wake up next to you.” All while wagging his tail a million miles an hour. We also have two cats, Marvin & Grover, who couldn’t be any more different if they tried. One is a very vocal cuddle bug, whereas the other one is a daring stunt-kitten.

 

 

 Kat

Kingdom Wedding Photography
Albany, Vermont
phone: (802) 755-6366

www.kingdomweddingphotography.com www.kingdomweddingphotography.com/blog www.facebook.com/KingdomWeddingPhotography

Amanda loves Dogs (and cats); Amanda loves Ice Cream (and chocolate); Amanda loves the look on couple’s faces when they have that ‘first dance’; Amanda loves creating visual memories that last a lifetime!

Vow-wow-wow is very pleased to present the Photography of Amanda McMahon, a Maryland, D.C, and Virginia Lifestyle Portrait and Wedding Photographer. Look at Amanda’s photos, click through to her website, and her blog – and I guarantee that you will be as taken, as we were, with her energy, her spirit, and her passion for what she does.

How can you not love someone who loves her dog, Ty, loves ice cream, knows that chocolate makes a tough day easier, loves Hawaii , and says of her ‘work’: “We love being the ones responsible for the photographic moments you are going to look back on 40 years later with your grandchildren!”

Please enjoy seeing Amanda’s world through her lens. We did! And when you call her, tell her “Those Dog in your Wedding” people sent you! It won’t get you a discount, but it will make Amanda giggle! Enjoy!  – Gary

 

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1. My fiance and I can’t wait to have our wedding and include Sparky and Rocco.  How can you help  us?

How can I NOT help you?! I love dogs, and having them as a part of your wedding is awesome, it truly shows their importance to you, and it’s a nice little way to infuse your personalities into one of the most important days of your lives. Having your dogs in your wedding is 100% fantastic and there’s no way I wouldn’t do it and we would have the best time too! 

2. Tell us about your business.

We are Lifestyle Portrait and Wedding photographers with a modern, fresh, and fun approach to photography. We love to have couples who are laid back, outgoing, fun, stylish, aren’t afraid to infuse themselves into every detail and think a little bit outside the realm of normal. We are energetic, somewhat hyper, overly optimistic, honest and real….and we want couples who are just that too! We adore our couples (aka friends) and we are beyond excited to share this moment with them. Not only couples who are getting married, but families, expectant mothers, and blooming seniors!

3. How do you accommodate dogs and their owners?

I love couples who want to put their dogs into their engagement sessions, or even their weddings. We have done several sessions where the dogs are a major part, we’ve even had horses in sessions!
When an animal is involved with a session, we always have an assistant present. While I work on making sure you’re rockin’ the camera, my assistant is making sure they do everything they can to get the animals attention. We aren’t afraid to throw things in the air, make goofy noises, or jump in the air to get their attention! We don’t just want them in the session…..we want them to “smile” too 😉 
4. Tell us about YOUR dogs!

I have one dog, his name is Ty. I post photos of him frequently on my blog, sometimes random and sometimes with a funny little story. He’s a character and he has a very defined personality. He likes to chase the cats up and down the stairs and around the livingroom, and when he’s not chasing them, they’re chasing him.  They do occasionally team up though and cause mischief on their own time 🙂 It’s all in good fun and we laugh constantly at him. We call him Happy Boy because when we take pictures of him, 99% of the time, you can clearly tell he has a big ole’ smile on his face, and that, to me, is the best thing ever.  I love him like he was my own kid….more than ice cream even!  

Amanda McMahon Photography

 Phone: 888-703-4449


 

 

 

 website: www.amandamcmahon.com  (new site launches May 1st along with our new brand) 

email: info@amandamcmahon.com 

Blog: www.amandamcmahonblog.com

facebook: http://www.facebook.com/#!/AmandaMcMahonPhotography

twitter: amandamcmahon

Carolyn Scott Photography “Vow-wow-wow’s” your Wedding and your Pups, in brilliant fashion!

Vow-wow-wow is very pleased to present, the work of Raleigh, NC Photographer Carolyn Scott. Carolyn has a wonderful eye for capturing the spontaneity of the moment, in your Wedding, and with your Dog! Please click through and visit Carolyn’s Website and Blog, and see some truly exceptional photography!  Enjoy! It’s a Dog’s Life! – Gary
 

 

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1. “My fiance and I can’t wait to have our wedding and include Sparky and Rocco.  How can you help us?”

I’m a wedding and pet photographer full time, so we’ve got all your bases covered for a pet-inclusive wedding! I typically encourage couples to bring their dogs with them on engagement shoots, especially if the pups are involved in the wedding. This helps by not only keeping the couple relaxed, but it helps the photographer get to know the couple and build rapport with the dogs. By the time the wedding rolls around, everyone feels comfortable – including Sparky and Rocco. 🙂 I am a very plan-oriented person and help my couples develop a photography time line for their wedding day. If dogs are involved, we need to know who will have the dogs when, and when the dogs will be in what specific photograph. This keeps the stress off the couple and the focus on the wedding

2. Tell us about your business. 
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Carolyn Scott Photography was founded in 2008 and went full time in the beginning of 2010. I’m Carolyn, the main photographer, and my husband Geoff handles our website, second shoots, and assists when necessary. We’re located in Raleigh, North Carolina but travel frequently (this year we’re headed to Texas, Chicago, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, and coast-to-coast in NC for weddings!). We love what we do and really feel like we’ve found a niche for ourselves photographing fun, offbeat weddings. I’ve always loved photographing pets as much as weddings and have really made it a point recently to market myself towards the pet community. I’ve received an overwhelming response of support and love and am now booking a ton of pet portraits. Pets are just as important as any other family member, and the sessions always make me smile seeing those little spoiled dogs and cats!
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3. How do you accommodate dogs and their owners?
 
The furry children of the couple are always welcome in the wedding and in all portrait sessions. Pets are part of the family and I treat them as such. I always hold pre-event and pre-session consultations to make sure that there is a plan for the dogs (sometimes the couple wants the dogs in all pictures, some only a few, so we need to find out where the dogs will be during the time spent without them). I also encourage clients to keep plenty of treats and the dogs’ favorite toys on hand to create a happy, relaxed atmosphere.   
 
4. Do you have a great dog/wedding story?
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I’ve photographed a wedding where there were two young flower girls who walked the couple’s two dogs down the aisle. The flower girls were wearing angel wings, and so were the dogs. 🙂 It made everyone smile!
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5. Tell us about YOUR dogs!
 
I’m going to go against the grain here and announce that I have two cats! 🙂 Although they’re kind of like dogs as they frequently chase their tails in a circle and drink out of the toilet. 😦 Their names are Buckles and Dolfy. They’re both rescues from a shelter.

 

 
CAROLYN SCOTT PHOTOGRAPHY

Carolyn and Geoff

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Raleigh, NC Area and Destination Weddings.
 
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