We are just loving these Petticoat Creek engagement photos that Sarah captured earlier this year.  There’s a lot of reasons we love them.  First, the light was goooooorgeous.  Second, the couple was so much fun.  And third?  Floofs.  Or rather, a single floof.  But a very big and sweet floof.  We absolutely love it when clients bring their furbabies to their engagement sessions and when you’re taking your engagement photos at a beautiful open space such as Petticoat Creek, your floofs will love running around too!

We captured these photos during what photographers call “the golden hour”.  The golden hour is the timeframe right before the sun sets when the sun is low to the horizon and spills beautiful, soft and warm light onto everything.  Golden hour is great because you get a lot of light in your images without the squinting that results from mid-day sessions.  Another reason that golden hour is great is because of the colours it brings out in the sky.  Yep, everything looks better during golden hour.  Take a look for yourself!

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  • Choose a location that is large as well as safe.  Your animal will likely want to run around and have some fun and you want the place to be safe for them as well as beautiful for you.  Petticoat Creek engagement photos are a great idea for anyone who is looking for a location that satisfies both those conditions.
  • If you don’t trust your animal to be off-leash without you watching him/her like a hawk, bring a doggy babysitter to the session.  After you’re done including the dog in your photos and are ready to concentrate on the “hooman only” portion, your dog can do exploring with their sitter and you can focus 100% of your attention on the shoot.
  • Finally, remember that animals will do what they want and their wellbeing is important.  Even though you may have certain shots pictures in your head, don’t get your hopes up on re-creating those those exactly.  Your dog may not co-operate and it’s never a good idea to try to force them into creating certain photos.  Just as your engagement photos will reflect your personality, they’ll also reflect your dogs too!