If you don’t know what a “first look” is, it’s a moment before the wedding ceremony where the groom and bride see each other for the first time on their wedding day. It can be quite a stressful moment so it’s not hard to see why bride-to-be Kristen Dupree was a little nervous before her “first look” photoshoot. Lucky for her, there was someone there to help her relieve the stress – her 2-year-old Labrador retriever Zeke.
The dog had been hanging out with the groom and groomsmen all day and joined Kristen on her photoshoot. Photographer Perri Farlow of Farlow Photography captured this moment and the adorable photos quickly went viral.
In an interview with Bored Panda, Perri said it’s not uncommon for couples to bring their pets to engagement sessions but seeing them on wedding days doesn’t happen often. That’s why when Kristen asked to do the photoshoot with Zeke, the photographer got very excited.
“I love when couples incorporate their pets into portrait sessions and weddings,” said Perri. “Pets bring out such honest, authentic emotion from their owners, making it so easy to capture the genuine joy they feel when they’re with their beloved pets.”
This wasn’t the first time Zeke posed in front of Perri’s camera – the couple brought the dog to their engagement photoshoot as well. “He loved playing around but when it was time to pose for photos, he was obedient and did a perfect job. He really is the best boy,” said the photographer.
“Zeke was such a calming presence for both Kristen and Duncan,” added Perri. “They obviously love Zeke and he loves them back just as much.”
The photographer believes that including Zeke in their wedding was one of the most important things to the newlyweds – he even had a signature cocktail named after him and serve during the reception!
Zeke and Kristen have been best friends since the moment they met
People couldn’t get enough of the adorable photos
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