I have a confession to make. I LOVE it when clients want to include their furkids in their family pictures and engagement photos. They're part of our family and should be included in our family portraits. I do photograph people without pets and I'm not going to lie, retouching a session where I don't have to remove any leashes is a nice change of pace, but I believe dogs make everything better so when Sydney and Joel asked if their pup Nokey could be included in their engagement pictures, I of course said "yes!". We also took many images without Nokey, so be on the lookout for those in a future blog post.
During the pre-session consultation I learned they're planning a country-themed wedding so suggested the perfect place to deliver that vibe; the A.W. Perry Homestead and Museum in Carrollton, Texas. I've written about this location in the past; I love the large grounds, white farmhouse and gazebo. Depending on how you photograph in it you can create lots of different looks but the rustic barn and windmill are perennial client faves.
It's week 25 of the Pet Photography 52 Week Project and the theme is "tongues". After this Sunday morning session I knew I had the images in the bag for this one! Nokey's sloppy, puppy grin and lolling tongue were made for this topic! You know that old actor's trope "never work animals or kids"? This is why.
Tracy Allard of Penny Whistle Photography is a Certified Professional Photographer with the organization Professional Photographers of America; a designation held by fewer than 2,500 photographers nationwide and a hallmark of consistency, technical skill, artistry and professionalism. Tracy was engaged a long time ago, but has been married for 20 years in 2020 and loves it when newly engaged couples want to include their furkids in their portrait session. Penny Whistle specializes in both on-location and studio photography providing pet, equine, family, couples & engagement and high school senior portraits as well as corporate headshots and commercial photography services in her studio located in historic downtown Carrollton as well as on location in Coppell, Grapevine, Southlake, Flower Mound and surrounding communities in Dallas – Fort Worth, Texas.