Furry Tail Endings: Pet-Friendly Wedding Photography

A wedding is a joyous celebration, a milestone that marks the beginning of a couple’s journey together. Often, the couples I work with consider their pets as an integral part of their families, and it’s only natural to want to include them in this special occasion. As a pet owner myself, I understand the deep bond between couples and their furry companions, which is why I offer pet-friendly wedding photography. I will be discussing some tips, tricks and the heartwarming benefits of capturing our furry friends in wedding photos.

Pets hold a special place in our hearts and making the decision to include them on your special day not only enhances the overall experience but also adds an extra layer of personalization to the celebration. Pets bring a sense of comfort and joy which can create opportunities for unique and memorable shots. Whether it’s a playful dog, a regal cat, or a lovable rabbit, pets make every photo exude more love and happiness.

Here are a few tips to ensure a safe and stress-free experience for your furry friend:

Inform Your Photographer and Venue: Let your photographer know in advance about your plans to include your pet. This will allow them to prepare accordingly, ensuring they capture every magical moment. Additionally, inform your venue so they can accommodate your pet’s needs and make any necessary arrangements.

Assign a Pet Handler: Designate a responsible family member or friend to be the pet’s handler during the wedding day. This person should be someone the pet feels comfortable with, and who can handle them with care and attention.

Familiarize Your Pet with the Venue: If the venue permits, visit with your pet before the wedding day. This will help them become familiar with the surroundings, reducing any anxiety they may have during the actual event. It will also allow them to explore and discover their favorite spots for photos.


Heartwarming Stories…

I have had the pleasure of capturing numerous pet-inclusive weddings, each with its unique and heartwarming story. One such story involved a couple named Alexandra & Riley, who had a deep connection with their dogs, Charlie & Cooper.  Including them in their wedding was a non-negotiable decision. We captured them walking down the aisle, attending the wedding ceremony & playfully posing with the couple. These photos not only showcased the couple’s love but also immortalized the bond between Charlie & Cooper and their loving owners.


It’s all in the Details…

Candid Moments: Some of the most heartwarming and lively pet photos occur when they’re simply being themselves. Candid shots while playing, walking, or snuggling with their owners can result in genuine and joyful images that preserve the essence of the pet’s personality.

The First Look: Include your pet in the magical “first look” moment. As the couple sees each other for the first time, have your pet beside you or waiting patiently to surprise the groom or bride. This creates a heartwarming image that exemplifies the love shared among the entire family.

Matching Accessories: Consider coordinating your pet’s attire with the wedding theme or color scheme. Whether it’s a floral collar, bowtie, or a cute accessory, these small details can make a significant impact on the overall aesthetic of the photos.

Formal Portraits: Dedicate a portion of your wedding photos to formal portraits with your pet as a family member. Just as you would take formal portraits with your loved ones, including your pet will create timeless images that can be treasured for years to come.

Playful Interactions: Incorporate games or activities that involve your pet during the photo session. This could include tossing a ball or snuggling up with them on a cozy blanket. These playful interactions capture the genuine love and connection between the couple and their pet.


Including pets in wedding photography captures the essence of your furry friend’s place in your heart and the love they bring into your lives. I understand the significance of these furry family members and strive to create stunning, pet-inclusive wedding photos that you will cherish forever. Let me help capture your unique love story, complete with your beloved pets. For a wedding filled with joyful moments and furry tail endings.