A Furry Tail Wedding | Tips for Having Your Dog in Your Big Day

By, April 11, 2016

At True Photography, we are all animal lovers, and think dogs make everything better (I mean, have you seen True?!)! So naturally, we feel that an exceptionally loyal pet has earned a place of honor at the wedding festivities. After all, a wedding day is a time to be surrounded by best buddies, family, and those closest to us. So why not extend the invite to our four-legged friends?

There are lots of different ways to incorporate Fido into your big day. Many people find that their pups love to be center stage and take on a central role, like as a ring bearer or dog of honor. Others keep their pup around to chill, provide moral support, and entertain the guests. For your inspiration, we’ve put together a few of our favorite recent doggie wedding photos. Sit, stay, and enjoy!

Golden retriever at a weddingFrench Bulldog at a wedding

If you do plan to include your party animal in your big day, definitely make sure to mention it to us ahead of time. That way, we can plan for some “pawsitively” adorable photos!

Dachshunds and an Aussie in weddingBride and groom with Burnese Mountain DogBride and groom portrait with dogsBride and Groom portraits with dogs

Before carving out a role for your dog, you will want to check with your venue, and make sure they allow animals on the premises. Even if your venue has a restriction, there may still be a way to incorporate your dog into portraits during the day. We are always more than happy to include them!

Groom and Groomsmen with CorgiGolden Retriever on wedding dayBride holding her terrierBridal party photo with a bulldogDogs in wedding clothesGolden Retriever walks down the aisle during a weddingDog as a ring bearer and dog of honorGroom holds a chihuahua

During the wedding, we highly recommend appointing someone your dog knows, and letting them take over. That way, you can relax and enjoy your day. It’s also incredibly helpful to give your pup plenty of exercise beforehand, and to supply the handler with lots of prized treats and extra clean up bags.

Bulldog and Basset Hound in a weddingWedding photos with Boxer and MastiffBride and Groom with dogsLabradoodle with Bride and Groom

There are many dog-friendly wedding venues throughout San Diego, including these properties:

Again, always talk with your venue beforehand to ensure Fido is welcome :) And be sure to check out more of our recent pet friendly weddings.


Puppy Love | Including Dogs in the Wedding Festivities

By, August 15, 2013

Dogs are like family – they live with you, eat with you, and sometimes even sleep curled at your feet :) So it’s no wonder that pet involvement in weddings is on the rise. In fact, venues are more open than ever to having pups included in the wedding celebration. Whether your wedding is held on an open beach, at a rustic winery, or a glamorous hotel, most venues will allow dogs on the property for at least the ceremony and photo opportunities. It’s the perfect time to unleash your pet’s wildest doggy dreams!

Not sure how to incorporate your cute canine? Below are five ways that dogs can lend a helping paw on your wedding day:

1. Portraits

Since dogs are constant companions, why not include them in your portraits? We love how dogs help reflect the couple’s personality by simply being in the photo. They also add a little humor to the occasion! Pet-friendly portraits like the ones below are ideal for printing and framing, and make a nice addition to the home!


2. Getting Ready Photos

Having your loyal best friend by your side is sure to soothe any pre-ceremony jitters. Your pup will listen to your needs, offer a paw, gaze at you in awe and give their bark of approval, followed by a big, wet kiss. We can’t think of a better way to spend the last few moments before tying the knot.


3. Walk Down the Aisle

Big or small, your furry friends will make an impact at your wedding, and show everyone how important they are in your lives. Make them part of your day by having them strut down the aisle au natural! Or, spiff them up with a matching bow tie and cuffs, so they can deliver a special note to your significant other.


4. Offer Unconditional Love

Your dogs will help to spread the joy on your wedding day, and remind everyone that they are appreciated!


5. Add Style and Humor

Doggy divas, comical canines and other pup personalities help set the tone for memorable photos. Our photographers did a great job capturing these candid canines in action!


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