Dave and I were out of town most of the weekend last weekend but returned just in time for a shoot in downtown Raleigh on Sunday evening. I had received an email from Abriel a little over a month ago requesting to schedule a shoot for Abriel and her husband, Kolter, and she wanted to include their four dogs. Yes, FOUR DOGS!! 🙂 Dave and I waited for them to arrive that afternoon, and every time we would see someone with a dog, we would say nope… just two dogs…. nope…. just a lady and her dog. Finally we counted 1…..2…..3….4, and then we realized that the four adorable pups were accompanied by their GORGEOUS parents! Abriel and Kolter were made to be in front of a camera and they looked like they just stepped out of a magazine!! My photographer heart started to pitter patter because I knew it was going to be a great shoot!!! 🙂
Abriel and Kolter met when they were in high school and married when they were really young. When I asked them how they met, Kolter told me that they went to different schools and that his best friend was trying to hook her up with another one of his friends when they met. I told him that that didn’t sound like a very good best friend if he was trying to hook Abriel up with someone else! 🙂 They have been married for over five years now and Abriel told me that they are very much still “boyfriend and girlfriend”. I could tell what she was talking about when they interacted because they still have that young and fresh kind of love after even 7 years of being together! It was so nice to see! Because they were married so young, they decided that they would first grow their family with puppies and wait a while on having kids of their own. Abriel sent me an email about “the kids” before the shoot and I absolutely adored how she described each of their own personalities! This is what she had to say about them…
“Bailor, who is the oldest, (7), is a shitzu/pekingese mix. We bought him after we had been dating about 3 months. So we’ve had him for quite awhile. He’s very calm, and sweet. Then after being married for about 3 months, we got “Truffles”, a yorkipoo with a witty and charming personality. She’s 5, and is extremely dainty and sophisticated. She’s extremely smart, and gentle-hearted. Truman, our 5 year old bichon frise, is the biggest of the bunch, and probably has the biggest “heart” as well. He’s a love, and a teddy bear! Then, last but not least, our new little addition: “Little Lamb”, who we call “L” for short, is a 4 month old precious Maltipoo. She is absolutely beautiful, and has a face that makes everyone melt.”
How cute is that?! She is one proud Mama! 🙂 I couldn’t have described them any better because they were all WAY too cute!
I TOLD YOU! They are GORGEOUS!
Abriel & Kolter, thank you so much for allowing me to photograph you two and your family! To say it was a pleasure would be an understatement! I hope you like your images!
AND BY THE WAY……. Does anyone else think that they look like a grown up and sophisticated Kevin & Winnie off of the Wonder Years???