I am an absolute sucker for dogs. My sister and her husband just adopted an adorable coonhound mix and now I get to blog this adorable Mutt, Brady, with his loving masters, Heather & Scott. Andy & I also babysat a co-workers dog this weekend, and watching my mini-doxie, Sadie, play with another dog was really giving me the itch to adopt another.
But back to Heather & Scott – the couple snuck in a last minute engagement session in DC’s Roosevelt Park and brought there pup along. Including a dog in your wedding day or engagement session ALWAYS makes for some fun photos and some good, clean natural laughter. Make sure you click through to read the proposal story too – it includes an iPad. Love a good IT proposal ;)
Heather & Scott’s Washington, DC Engagement Session at Roosevelt Park
From the photographer:
When your job is to be a planner, you know everything will be set out in fine detail and no stone will be unturned when putting your wedding together. I’m sure it adds a whole new level of attention to detail though, when it comes to your own big event. Especially when you’re doing it from a distance.
As Heather puts the polishing details together for her wedding to Scott in just a few weeks up in Philadelphia, she didn’t think she would have time for an engagement session with her photographer there. But with little pockets of time open while they were still here in the DC area, she rang me up to see if we could make something happen.
Click inside for the rest of Heather & Scott’s DC engagement session ~ including the proposal story!
The proposal [from the bride]:
Scott proposed in Chicago in March 2012. I was there for a work trip and Scott tagged along and we made a long weekend out of it.
We were offered the opportunity to be in the St. Patrick’s Day parade in downtown Chicago so we did and then made plans for us to have dinner with our friends. Our friends are usually running late, so Scott told me we wouldn’t be leaving for dinner for a bit and we started playing with our new ipad.
I sat down next to him and pressed the ‘PLAY’ button. What I saw was a movie-slideshow set to music of our relationship — from the place we met, to the restaurant we went to on our first date and trips we took.
By the fourth picture I was crying and couldn’t believe what was happening.
Once the slideshow was over, Scott got down on one knee and asked me to marry him. I said yes!
As it turns out, we didn’t really have dinner plans with our friends so we went to a champagne bar for celebratory drinks before a nice dinner out in Chicago.