- Miss Puppy Love
- 9 years ago
- Wedding: June 2011
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To truly understand how much we LOVED our engagement photo session (and, in particular, working with these photographers), I have to let you in on some background information:
FH and I both have a passion for community engagement and civic service. Last December, we decided to start volunteering at the Humane Society…together. Over the summer, we were contacted by the shelter, desparately asking us to foster 8 beagle-mix puppies they were going to have to euthanize. Four of the litter suddenly died shortly after we took the pups in…a result of cruel neglect. A fifth pup then suddenly started showing the same signs. His name was Brucey, and he was my favorite. We vowed to not bury another helpless puppy. So, we rushed him to the vet’s office and put him on 24-7 iv care. A week later, on August 3, 2009, FH proposed using my little buddy, and completely healthly, Brucey (he tied the ring around his neck).
Back in Springfield, I signed up to help the Humane Society at a Rescue Runaways show in the mall. While assisting this event, I noticed the store hosting the event (Maurice’s) was having a silent auction, from which all the proceeds would be donated to the Humane Society. One of the items up for bid was a free photography session with Studio 163 Photography. I had previously had no intention of taking engagement photos, but how could I pass up an opportunity to work with a fellow HS supporter? I ended up winning the package, and we could not have been happier with photographers.
Teresa and Matt were SO much fun to work with! (visit http://www.studio163photography.com to learn more about them). Not only were they extremely helpful and fun, but they also understood “us”. They offered to also donate any additional costs (e.g. photo prints/albums) to the HS, as well! For getting all of this completely FREE, Matt and Teresa never treated us any differently and acted professional and energetic the entire time.
Another cool aspect? They, like us, LOVE outdoor photos. The photogs asked if we had any places we’d like to shoot. FH and I go to school at Missouri State University, so we weren’t really familiar with the area, and the photogs were located in Branson, MO, so neither were they. Teresa finally suggested shooting on campus, and BOY am I glad we did. The pictures turned out to be so much more “us” by doing this.