This engagement session will make your heart melt. Not only are Alison and Ryan gorgeous, adorable and head-over-heels in love, but they have one of the cutest dogs I've ever laid eyes on. Their bulldogs name is Hippo, and because she's one of the loveliest animals ever, they of course had to include her in their engagement session! We went to a couple of different spots for Alison and Ryan's photos, the first being Carpool in Arlington. Carpool is where Alison and Ryan first met, so of course it made sense to take a couple of casual photos there. Unfortunately, Hippo had to stay in the air-conditioned car because Carpool doesn't allow dogs, but we did get a few photos with her close by! After hanging out at Carpool for a bit, we then visited the Hendry House where Alison and Ryan's wedding will be next year. Luckily for us, there was no wedding happening that day, so we walked leisurely about the grounds and had a grand ole time. Alison and Ryan were the perfect models, and hey, anytime we could add Hippo in the mix for a family photo, it just kicked things up a notch! I think my favorite photo is the black and white of Ryan holding Alison in his arms while Hippo looks longingly at them on her leash. It's such a sweet photo!
Alison, Ryan and Hippo, I had an absolute blast and I cannot WAIT for your wedding next year. I sincerely hope that smooshface can make an appearance (obviously I'm referring to Hippo)! Enjoy!
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