They say you should never work with children or animals. so when Alice asked if they could bring their dog, Sully with them on their engagement session I immediately said “yes”. She did suggest I bring Riley, my chocolate lab, whose a little bit famous with clients. He’s very welcoming when they come around and likes to make them feel very special with lots of attention before he falls asleep on their feet. I did feel two dogs, one of them Riley on a romantic couples shoot would kill the romance and any chance of taking photos. He does love to say “hello” to everyone!
And so the morning of my daughter Reese’s 12th birthday party I left the madness of balloon hanging and bunting draping and escaped to the beautiful location of Killerton National Trust. Alice and Alex choose to have their shoot here as it’s where Alex proposed to Alice. He strung a banner up across the picture frame on the land there asking Alice to marry him. Killerton is also where they walk Sully regularly, so it’s a very special place with lovely memories for them. They used an image from their proposal for their save the date cards, which had Sully in the picture. So Sully is a very special and important member of their family. Since Sully was with us on their engagement shoot and had appeared in their proposal photo it seemed only fitting that he should feature here too.
We spent the warm Spring morning larking about having fun, dog wrangling and chilling out. Oh we also practiced how not to pull a ‘chandler face’ for the camera.
I’m so looking forward their lovely wedding in July at Muddifords. In the meanwhile I hope you enjoy looking at these photos as much as I enjoyed taking them..