YAY! We love having the weddings of former bridesmaids and groomsmen and family members and stuff because that’s valid feedback that we did something right. We met Anne and Brian at Susan and Michael’s wedding where Anne was a bridesmaid (a wonderful and helpful bridesmaid!) and were so excited when she emailed us to ask about their own wedding next year! Then we got to do their engagement session here at the NCMA which they fell in love with, and got to spend some more time with them, mostly trying to convince ourselves that Jon Snow is still alive. We had a zero percent change of rain that turned into 100% chance of rain somehow and it rained but it didn’t much matter because we had a great time. We are very much looking forward to shooting their wedding next year, long after we all discover that Jon’s alive and well and not at all involved with Melisandre because she is evil and nobody likes her.
It’d be much more accurate if I titled this post Raleigh Engagement Photographer: Taylor+Chris+Wynnie… mostly because it really is an engagement between the three of them. :) Taylor being a fabulous girl who works in a psychiatric office and used to be my sister-in-law’s roommate. Chris being a wonderful boy who does web-related work for the American Kennel Club. Wynnie being the sweetest (and softest) Golden Retriever on the face of the planet who has a general distrust of water fountains and whose hair gets a pristine 80s crimp when it gets wet. Taylor and Chris’s love for Wynnie is very evident. So when they became engaged, it was obvious we were to include Wynnie in the pictures.
Most of the time when dogs are included in engagement pictures, they are in about 10-30% of the shots, depending. This is usually due to the fact that it takes a much longer time to pose people with their dogs and get the dogs settled down and looking in the proper direction. Wynnie is in about 95% of their pictures. A lot of this has to do with the fact that she was just one dog as opposed to two or three, but most of it has to do with the fact that Wynnie is just so ridiculously sweet. She never barked, they never yelled at her, and she did whatever we wanted. Just a totally chill dog. A lot of this has to do with the fact that you could tell the three of them are just happy as can be. :) Wynnie is thrilled that her parents are tying the knot… and while this post is mainly to celebrate the engagement of Taylor+Chris, it’s also about the adoption of Wynnie. :)
Photos taken at the North Carolina Museum of Art (NCMA) where Taylor used to go a lot as a child.
We’re photographing Taylor and Chris’s wedding on October 23rd – our one year wedding anniversary. :) What a great way to celebrate it!