This is an incredibly special session for me… not just because of the adorable puppy, which, of course, was amazing. But because this couple, Emily and Brian, are near and dear to my heart!
If you haven’t been following the blog for a few years, you may not recognize them. I photographed their Great Marsh engagement session and their Chesapeake Bay Beach Club wedding in 2018 (has it really been 4 years!?!?). Emily’s also modeled for me AND, even cooler, I’ve had the opportunity to model for her. Emily is a super talented photographer as well; she recently transitioned out of the wedding world into newborns and families. She owns a studio in Northern VA and her work is simply stunning!
All that to say, I have a long relationship with these two and was so excited to document their new milestone of adopting this sweet boy, Atlas! It had been a long journey to this point, so these two were beyond excited to finally have him in their arms. The agency their worked with closely monitored their lifestyle and personalities and matched them with the pup who was a best fit — as you can tell from the photos, it truly is a perfect match. Atlas was such a joy to photograph; he had his adorable wiggle puppy moments, full of lots of kisses, and then he went into his sleepy puppy phase, with lots of snuggles.
Despite the rain shower mere minutes before our session began, the light couldn’t have been more beautiful for this sunrise session at the Manassas Battlefields. This is why you shouldn’t look too closely at the weather — it’s usually wrong (there was zero chance of rain at that time just hours before) and can pleasantly surprise you! Now enjoy the cutest puppy session — Atlas was a dream!