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Celebrating National Pet Day in Photos


Woof! Meow! It’s April 11th, National Pet Day, and what better day to appreciate your favorite furry family member than today. In honor of such an occasion, we’ve gathered some of our favorite images of pets in engagement and wedding photography. We hope it sparks a few ideas on how to include your own favorite fur friend on your big day!

Everyone’s included:

Pets bring a lot of personality and character to photos. Commemorate your love for him or her by including your pet in your photography session. It’s always a fun time capturing the outtakes and sweet moments. Check out these 4 Ways to Include Your Favorite Furry Friend in Your Big Day for more ideas on how to incorporate your pets into your engagement session.

Consider your pet’s needs:

Have an easy, stress-free session by having an extra person by your side to take the pet off your hands when needed. Solo photos and impromptu poses are easier if you can have someone else hold the leash for a bit. You can also keep treats and toys handy to direct your pet’s attention and mood. This would also help keep them comfortable during the ceremony!

Get creative with your pet’s role:

Pets bring a wonderful charm to weddings and make for great, once in a lifetime photos. Some of our favorite roles they can take on the wedding day? Pup of honor, ring barker, bridesmaid or groomsman, or VIP (Very Important Pup). Any way you work them into your big day, they’ll be sure to bring their cutest looks.


Think ahead:

Don’t forget to plan for your pet to be comfortable and cozy while the reception gets underway. Check for a pet policy at your reception venue. Since it can be difficult to make arrangements for your furry friends on the big day, engagement photography sessions can be a great alternative. If you know you want your pet included in your wedding day, choose a venue that that’s pet-friendly and can help with the planning.


Don’t forget to have fun, no matter how you choose to include your pet! Find other ways to celebrate National Pet Day here.


Happy Barking!


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