Three words.. golden retriever puppy…


So here’s the thing. I really like engagement shoots. I like having the time to really get to know my couples, as well as getting to visit lots of new places. But what makes an engagement shoot better than any other? A golden retriever puppy. That’s all. Job done. The end. Finito.

As you can probably tell, I am absolutely obsessed with golden retrievers. I have been BEGGING Harry to let me get one for a very long time. Let’s just say it’s still very much a work in progress…

You can imagine my excitement when Catherine and Matthew told me they were getting a golden retriever puppy! Not only that, but they only picked him up the day before the shoot! He was so tiny!

It was soooo lovely meeting Catherine and Matthew. These guys are getting married at the Sun Pavillion in Harrogate next year – one of my very favourite wedding venues! Unfortunately Freddie the retriever won’t be making an appearance on the wedding day, so I took the opportunity to get as many photos as I could whilst I had the chance!

We did the shoot in the beautiful little village of Harome, not far from Helmsley. It was such a gorgeous place, with so many lovely backdrops for photos. We started the shoot with some photos in the garden, with Freddie happily jumping all over myself, Catherine and Matthew! I’m not sure how I actually managed to get any work done – all I wanted to do was play with the dog!

Since Freddie can’t go outside yet, after some photos in the garden we headed off down the lane, just us humans. Catherine and Matthew are very natural with each other and were just so lovely to photograph! We got some snaps down by the pond, in front of the telephone box (my favourite!), and down the lane by a very pretty thatched cottage. We chatted about all the plans for the wedding day, and I for one can’t wait to see them tie the knot!

After some cuddles with Freddie, it was time for me to head back to Harrogate. But not before I treated myself to a quick coffee in Helmsley!

I will keep you guys posted on my mission to get my own golden retriever, but for now you can enjoy these photos!