Andrew & Kristen - Engaged

I've bumped into Andrew & Kristen at a couple of different weddings I've photographed in Dryden, and they've always been really friendly to me (like, wedding guests don't HAVE to talk to the photographer at their friend's weddings, but they did, which was awesome!)!!  So, needless to say, I was super excited when they requested my contact information for their own wedding.  I became even more excited when finding out that they wanted me to photograph their wedding (it's still such an awesome privledge & compliment, every single time!), which will be held at her family's camp in Sioux Lookout this September.


So... wanna know an interesting fact??  Andrew & Kristen opted for one of my wedding packages that includes an engagement session, though they weren't really sure they wanted to have engagement photos taken of themselves.  I actually had to convince them to be in some photos together, as they initially wanted to use the engagement session for just capturing images of their adorable (and fast moving!) pups, Penny & Stevie.  But alas, they agreed to be photographed and obviously rocked their session!!!

And now for the pups!!  Penny is on the left, Stevie is on the right.  Aren't they such sweet fur babies?!?

I just love photos from above.  <3

And if you've been following my photography for a while, you know I'm a sucker for black & whites.  I just love the middle one of them and Stevie all walking together (Penny was probably off swimming in the lake - haha!)... so cute!!

And now, for the individual photographs of the pups...

Seriously.  How adorable are they?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?

I'm pretty sure Kristen got a wet boot in this series... haha!  I made them stand a bit too close to the water (insert monkey covering its eyes emoji).  She was a trooper, though, and the session went on!!

I like to save my favourites for last (or almost last) and these three are definitely some of my favourites (especially in B&W).  I love how sweet & fun they are together!!

A few more of the pups with some cool soft pink sunlight reflecting on the lake.

"Keep love in your heart.  A life without it is like a sunless garden when the flowers are dead."  Oscar Wilde


Thanks so much, Andrew & Kristen, for allowing me to photograph you guys (and your adorable pups, too!).  I'm so so so excited for your fall wedding!

Athena Marie