Chihuahuas, Cupcakes & Cuddles

“I’m no model,” bride to be Angela’s email began, “but I just got a sneak peek of our engagement session photos and I love them so much I thought I would share.”

“No model?” I thought, “not only does that not matter in the slightest but I might actually have to disagree with her a little bit there. She is totally gorgeous!”

Angela,  her fiance Luc and their two chihuahuas Minou & Birdie (there’s no way we can ignore them!) had a beautiful session to celebrate their engagement. The couple, who will be marrying in Mexico next May, wanted a variety of shots from casual ones with the dogs to ones with ridiculous props and finally to a few on a golf course. “Because my sweetie loves golf we went to a golf course and tried to have a vintage feel to the pics… Don’t know how much of a vintage feel we got but I don’t care – I love them!” Angela told me.”I love that our photographer got pics of my purple fluevogs and Luc’s black sabbath converse. She even took pictures of a silly card Luc made for me while they waited for me to get home from work, and pictures of the dogs on the couch posing.”

“I adore Vicki (our photographer),” Angela concluded. “She was so easygoing, she used all my silly props, bribed uncooperative pups, put up with my constant ‘Blue Steel’ poses, worked with limited time (because I was late and we were losing the sunlight), and still managed to get some great photos that are truly ‘us’. Can’t wait to have her at our wedding in May.”

Huge thanks to Angela & Luc (and Minou & Birdie) for sharing these today. I can’t wait to see the wedding in May!

Photography Credit: Vicki Gannon Photography


  1. This is my favourite engagement shoot yet – the dogs, OMG, the dogs!! They are adorable and I love that they are so involved in the shoot – that one of the dog with the teddy thats bigger than he is – I melted!!

    I love the relaxed feel of this and that other than the cupcakes & the dogs (and what more do you need!) it isn’t staged and propped to death. They look like such a lovely couple and I wish them the best of luck with their Mexican wedding next year (out of curiousity – where in Mexico, do you know?)

  2. I can probably answer the where……
    Still working out details but it’s Tulum! We’ve never been and we can’t wait!

  3. Cheryl

    I love the “walking away w/dogs” photo. Classic. Ang you look fabulous! And sweet Minou… she is getting to be an old puppy, how old is she now???

  4. Steph VW

    My favourite girls look fabulous in these photos – and so do Angie and Luc. I laughed out loud when I saw Minou’s gorilla (her love monkey) in these photos. Maybe it should be a double wedding.

    The golf course photos are my favourites after the ones with the girls. (The cupcake ones just make me hungry, darn it!). I think that Vicki nailed the vintage feel. It helps that the costume designer made some good choices.

    Thanks for featuring this very special couple!

  5. Brenda E

    Oh, my sweet Angela. These photos are wonderful, definitely sparkling with the playfulness and sentiment of the two of you. See I do haunt wedding sites but so surprised to see these here. You will have a wonderful wedding planned just the way you want it, providing all the memories you need for the many years of marriage ahead.


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