How can it possibly get any better than family pictures with the family dog at the Canal Walk in Richmond? This Thanksgiving, we had the honor to hang out with this incredible family and their family dog, Boston, a beautiful Golden Retriever.
It all started a couple weeks ago when Jennifer called us to talk about her vision for family portraits while her parents came in from Virginia Beach and her brother and his wife were visiting from Arkansas to celebrate together.
It was a beautiful day in the beautiful city of Richmond, with a beautiful family, and a beautiful, sweet pup! We are so happy that we had the opportunity to work with Jennifer’s amazing family and thank them for allowing us the opportunity to share in their love for one another.
We started off with a big family picture at the Main Street Train Station in Shockoe Bottom. Afterwards, the plan was to visit Brown’s Island for pictures by the James River. However, we noticed the sunlight was still harsh; so we suggested visiting the lower canal in hopes of finding some open shade to work in until the sunlight began to soften as sunset approached.
After a short walk, we arrived at the canal and found the perfect spot for a fall family picture with the family dog! Boston was such a good boy for the pictures and even got to play in the leaves with his family.
We LOVE dogs! So much in fact that we have two of our own, Elphie, a black lab and Glinda, a Golden Retriever. When Jennifer told us about Boston, the family Golden, we were so excited! He was a little camera shy at first; but by the end of the session, he was photo-bombing every shot. Like a true gentlemen, he always knew just where to sit and always had a nice smile and a big doggy tongue for the camera.
During our first conversation with Jennifer we discussed her vision for her family pictures. She wanted to incorporate elements into her family pictures that were very Richmond. We later made plans to visit the Main Street Train Station, Lower Canal Walk, and to finish at Brown’s Island for pictures by the James River and a shot incorporating the Richmond Skyline. When she mentioned how cool the Mead West Vaco building is, we knew just spot! This is, without a doubt, one of our favorite pictures of the year!
As we were setting up the last shot of the evening, Rachael was off camera holding Boston so he wouldn’t get into trouble. Little did she know, he had other ideas! As soon we started taking pictures, Boston ran for his family and dove in the middle of them as though someone had fumbled a football! Dogs will be dogs… and that’s why we love them!