Occasionally I do engagement shoots with couples so that we can both get a feel for how we relate with each other with a camera between us before the big day. It's a valuable tool as a photographer, because you can really begin to guage what relaxes the couple and what works best for them. The following was shot for http://www.elisegowphotography.com/
I shot Rachelle and Dan only days before their wedding. They have a "baby", their 4 year old black Labrador dog; Demi. They love their dog immensly and it was an obvious choice upon meeting her that she needed to be a part of their shoot. Demi was not able to be a part of their wedding, so she clearly had to be a part of their engagement session. She's a beautiful dog, clearly very loved, as are Rachelle and Dan with her... and obviously each other. After shooting the engagement session I knew they'd be beautiful to photograph and work with on their beautiful wedding day (which I will Blog soon).