Guess what I did this past week? I attended AND photographed my first dog wedding EVER! Yes, I sure did! For two amazing senior chihuahuas at the MSPCA at Nevin’s Farm. It was amazing!
Max and Emma are two of the long-term shelter dogs at the MSPCA. I’m not sure the exact date they arrived, but I’ve photographed them several times, and they even modeled for Valentine’s photos in early February. They are a “bonded” pair, meaning it is in the shelter’s best interest to keep them together. They are both 10 years old and have lived together their entire lives. If you were taken from your partner after 10 years of spending ever day together, that would be heartbreaking. These two deserve to be in a home with one another.
When I received the email, “Darlene, would you like to photograph Max and Emma’s wedding ceremony to help get them adopted?” I didn’t have to think for a second. “Yes, of course! I’d be honored!”
We planned the wedding day for Thursday, April 25th at 11:30 AM. I reached out to a friend and fellow pet photographer, Susannah Maynard of Pet Love Photography, for a bit of inspiration – I knew she tackled this before! Here are her images from Bo and Coco’s Wedding. Aren’t they adorable? They are chihuahuas, too, just like Max and Emma!
The bride looked stunning! Emma wore a white wedding dress with embroidered silver ribbon. We started things off with her “Bridal Portraits”. A lovely shelter volunteer put together a fresh flower necklace along with a bouquet. Doesn’t she look amazing?
Emma is just the cutest! That little grin! She was such a happy and proud bride!
Here is Max for his “Groomsman Portrait”. What a handsome hunk!
After their portraits, we attempted to pose them together. It wasn’t easy! Even though Max is a bit worried around people, he still did amazing!
We found the best way to pose them was having two of the staff members hold each dog over their shoulder. This worked out perfect!
And the best photo for last! Here is the KISS!
How sweet is that? I just love these two! I sure hope this helps them find their forever home!
Thanks for stopping by! I’m excited to say that I am more than happy to photograph YOUR dog’s wedding if it’s something you might consider doing! It will be amazing and I will even include the cake! I feel that’s the one thing we missed was the wedding cake 🙂
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