We’re solely cat people partly out of practicality. We travel for weddings so much it’s hard taking good proper care of a dog. So we live vicariously through our clients and friends who have these furry friends as part of their lives. On occasion, a client will bring along their happy-go-lucky pal with them for a portrait shoot. That’s exactly what Shannon and Dave, who are marrying this coming October, did with their dog oh-so-adorable bulldog Parker when we met up in Alexandria recently for their engagement portraits. It was so much fun wandering around town with them. Since Shannon is a huge (no, seriously…huge fan) of cupcakes and has “dragged Dave to a LOT of cupcake shops”) to stop by Lavender Moon for part of the shoot, but who knew they were closed on Mondays AND Tuesdays!?! So alas, no sugary morsels that day. But we still had a blast, and big props and major thanks to Jamie Sears of Simply Chic Events for her invaluable assistance that afternoon and to Holly Chapple for the gorgeous straight-from-her-garden bouquet. Congratulations s&d!! We can’t wait for your wedding this Fall!

Want more? Of course you do. Here’s a link to the complete portrait session. The password is Shannon’s last name.

Yea, he just might be a natural!

Since cupcakes were a no-go that day, we still had to get something sweet. Pops to the rescue!

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  1. Aw, these are adorable!!!

    Old Town is one of our favorite places for a mini-vacation because Kimpton operates three dog friendly hotel there (Hotel Monaco, The Lorien, and Morrison House). What a great place for an engagement shoot. 🙂

  2. Shannon

    You guys are great! Thanks for the wonderful pictures :)!

  3. Pingback: Shannon & Dave’s Wedding at the Hay Adams Hotel in Washington, DC Part 1 | Holland Photo Arts — Charlottesville Wedding Photographers

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