Words from the photographer:
I love the idea of incorporating animals on a wedding day, and just had to jump at the opportunity to photograph a gorgeous bridal styled shoot that involves my Siberian Husky, Maggie, in the winter! (Winter in Connecticut doesn't always mean snow!) For this shoot, I wanted to bring out the rich tones of the forest but with pops of colour to brighten it up. We decided to combine a gorgeous Emerald dress as a unique bridal idea, and deep florals with pops of light florals to brighten up the bouquet and floral crown.
Maggie and the model, Suzanna, totally connected throughout the shoot, and it was so much fun to capture them working (and bonding!) together. Maggie is a 2.5 year old bi-eyed husky (one blue and one amber eye!) red husky, which can be unique, so we really wanted to highlight her along with Suzanna.
We photographed this shoot at Waveny Park in New Canaan, Connecticut. And decided to use the gorgeous nature as a backdrop combined with stone buildings and a big mansion.
And, although it was cold, Suzanna was such a trooper!
We hope that this shoot can give brides inspiration for something a bit different than a traditional wedding dress. And most of all, we hope that it inspires brides and grooms to incorporate their animals into their wedding day! Because after all, our animals are like our family, and there's nothing more special than celebrating one of the best days of our life with family, whether human or furry!
If there is one tip we can give to brides and grooms, it's to make sure that you put any florals you have on your dogs at the last second (as they may be tempted to rip them off or play with them), to have someone beside assisting to make sure the dog is safe and doesn't run away, and most of all, to make sure your pup doesn't eat the florals, as some florals can be dangerous for animals!