In two days Zach and Kasie will be saying “I do” and I am so excited to be able to capture their special wedding moments. These pictures are from their engagement session that I took last Fall. Their adorable dog, Koda, was a part of the engagement session and will also be a part of the wedding ❤
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Warning! Cuteness overload ahead! Proceed with caution!
Last Saturday I joined Park Grove Pet Hospital in a fundraiser for a wonderful organization called Soldier’s 6. This is an organization that provides honorably discharged veterans, police officers, firefighters, paramedics, correctional officers, and 911 dispatchers with specially trained K-9’s.
And we can’t forget about Teddy, Park Grove’s resident cat.
I always love when animals are involved in photo sessions. My stress level does tend to go up a few notches especially when I hear the word cat. Don’t get me wrong, I love cats but they are the least cooperative when it comes to pet sessions. Thankfully Luey and Lila are pretty social and they are used to being outside on leashes. These 2 actually cooperated better than Nash, our canine friend.
Location was Silver Lake Park in North St Paul. This was a new location for me and it will be on my top list of favorite places for photo sessions especially in the Fall.
Yes, Nash does look sweet and innocent in his photos. Well he is very sweet just not sure about the innocent part. If I remember correctly, Nash had far more retakes than Luey and Lila especially during the family photos. The issue with him was his puppy energy. He didn’t like to sit still but once we got him to sit, he sat very well…for about 15 seconds.
Family session was a bit more challenging because we had to get 2 cats and a dog to all look at the camera at the same time. The cats actually did better than I had expected. I think being held helped a lot. Nash probably could of benefited from being held but we still managed to get a cute picture after a few retakes. Megan’s mom, Julie, was a great help. I couldn’t have gotten what I did with out her.
Final product and the only head I had to swap out was Nates.
This was an easy one for Nash. All he had to do was walk.
Sitting was a whole other story. We had to try multiple times
to get this
A few of my favorite ones of just the two of them
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My 2 biggest challenges for photo sessions are unknown territory and bright, sunny days. Sam’s session was on her parents property in River Falls, WI (a place I had never been) and it was a bright, sunny day. The property was beautiful and we had many options for backgrounds. Sam loves nature. She had me crawling deep into the woods but it was worth it for the photos we were able to get.
Sam also loves animals and I do too. I also love any excuse to incorporate an animal into a photo session. The dog and cat were planned but I don’t think her mom thought I would try and incorporate chickens too. I love chickens and just couldn’t resist. Are they not the cutest?
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Meet Pepper, a tiny little Mini Dachshund. She is around 5-6 months old and has a whole lot of personality. Photos were taken at Round Lake in Frederic Wi. During my editing process I usually throw a few black and whites in for my clients but I ended up doing a lot of black and white photos with Pepper because her unique markings made for some great contrast.
The color photos turned out great too but I think the black and whites are my favorite. We also did part of Pepper’s photo session on a boat. This was her first time on one and she absolutely loved it. How cute is she in that little life jacket.
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