The bond between someone and their dog is unbreakable. Whether they have raised their dog from the time it was a wee little puppy, or they rescued a grown up dog from a shelter, the bond is incredibly strong. Dogs can provide comfort and care that many humans can or cannot provide, and they can be the perfect friend in a desperate time of need!
So it is without a doubt that you need to include your furry friends in the wedding (click here for fuzzy ideas on how to do so). And one of those ways is to include dogs in your wedding pictures! You do not want to look back and regret not including your best friend on your big day.
But how do you do that? While many wedding photos are completely candid and caught in the moment, there are poses that you can plan ahead of time. So you can definitely do the same with dogs! If you are a dog lover bride, then enjoy some of the heartwarming and heartbreaking pictures below of people and their pups.
1. Getaway Car
An obvious candid photo, this bride says goodbye to her favorite little friend one more time before she begins her new life.
2. Just a Man and His Dog
A man’s best friend is his dog. Sorry brides, the dog was his favorite before you. That’s life. If your future groom loves his pup very much, make sure to get a few shots of them together throughout the day as a sweet memory.
3. The Furry First Dance
Who says your first dance has to be with your new spouse? Make sure at some point during the night you have the chance to get loose on the dance floor with your furry friend. Not only will your guests adore it, but your pup will love the attention!
4. First Kiss
Be sure to share some private and intimate moments not only with your honey, but with your dog as well! These kinds of pictures make for the perfect Christmas card or thank you notes.
5. Paws In
If your dog is able to cooperate and sit still for these kinds of pictures, then by all means, do so! Although these photos could be deemed as cheesy, you will definitely have something to look back on and smile about later.
6. First Love
Just like a man’s best friend, a dog is always a woman’s first love (maybe, depending on the person). Make sure to capture some sentimental shots at some point during the day, candid or not candid.
7. Include the Bridal Party
Do not forget about the bridal party! Especially if your special pup is included in the ceremony, why not get a group shot of everyone? Whether it be like the photo above, or a group shot of everyone smiling together, you do not want to leave out anything from the ceremony group photo. Including your dog!
8. Hand Holding
This shot is simply precious! This shot may be a bit harder to get if your little dude cannot sit still long enough for it. But for the little chill ones out there, this shot is a must have!
9. Eskimo Kisses
Eskimo kisses does not need to be just a human interaction! This is a sweet and sentimental shot to capture and will be a forever memory of you and your best friend.
10. I Do
Want to include your dog in your ceremony? Why not have them front and center! If they are an important part of you and your honey’s life and will be for years to come, this is a special way to have them participate in your special day.
11. Just One of the Dudes
A dog as a groomsmen, is there any better idea? Have them standing with the groom or best man, and your future husband’s four legged friend is included!
12. Safe in Her Arms
If your little pup is a cuddler, then this is a heart warming shot. For the comfort-loving little dogs, there is nothing more safe than being in mommy’s arms.
13. Forever Fluffy
All living and breathing dogs love a little tug on the fur or scratch under the ears and neck! So make sure you give your dog a good rub down to show them how much they mean to you on this important day!
14. Breathtaking Beauty
This is one hard photo to capture, but it would totally be worth it! Incorporate the love you have for your new spouse with your love of dogs!