Home Engagement Session with Dogs | San Francisco Photographer

It’s always more fun to have an engagement session with dogs! Even better, this was an in home engagement session. I love in home engagement sessions for the intimate, relaxed feel they have. I do admit, however, I sometimes miss the creamy golden backlight that most of my outdoor engagement sessions have. Luckily, this couple has an incredible balcony with some beautiful trees around it so we got the best of both worlds!

When J contacted me, one of her biggest requests was to have their sweet dogs included in the engagement session. One of their dogs is incredibly calm, but the other dog is a bit more excitable. I have done engagement sessions with dogs at Windy Hill and Baker Beach before, but J knew that having a session in their home would be a bit easier.

It ended up being the perfect choice. I totally fell in love with their home during the session! Everything was beautifully decorated and so well coordinated. I loved the pops of yellow that were scattered all throughout the house, from the pillows on the couch in the living room to the bedspread to the pillows on their balcony. Even more fun were all the pops of teal and blue that actually match J’s ring!

We ended up spending most of the session on the balcony because the light was just incredible. It was filtered by the hills and trees in the background, creating the most amazing golden light. Since it’s January, we have had quite a bit of rain here in the San Francisco Bay Area. Luckily, even though it rained most of the week before, it cleared up for the session. There were just a few clouds in the sky, allowing for an incredible silhouette.

The pups were so much fun to be around during the session. It took a little bit of bribery to get some of the shots, but I loved capturing the joy that exuded from J + L when they were playing with the dogs! So if you’re thinking about having an engagement session with dogs, I would highly recommend it!

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Contact me or email me at alice@aliceche.com to book your engagement session with your dogs now. You might also enjoy this San Francisco in home couples’ session or this Twin Peaks engagement session with the most incredible light.


Alice Che is a San Francisco Wedding Photographer based in the Bay Area specializing in intimate, emotional wedding, engagement, couple and boudoir photography. Serving the South Bay, Peninsula, and East Bay: San Jose, Sunnyvale, Mountain View, Palo Alto, Redwood City, San Carlos, Burlingame, Los Altos, Milpitas, Union City, Fremont, Berkeley, El Cerrito, Carmel, Monterey, Santa Cruz and surrounding areas. She is available for destination weddings and engagement sessions! Contact her for more detailed pricing.

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