Smiling and laughing is good for the soul. Dogs are oftentimes a catalyst for this. Samantha and Pete are naturally smiley folks, but when you add their beloved Augustus aka "Gus" into the picture, they are over-the-moon happy. Just like proud parents, this furry little 9-pound ball of feistiness and canine kisses is doted upon by his human counterparts and provides hours of entertainment for them. And me!
Gus is the Gus of Gus and Ruby Letterpress in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. His mom, Sam, is co-owner with Whitney who is mom to Ruby. The emilie inc. team has worked on inspiration shoots with Gus and Ruby and are often lucky enough to photograph their beautiful letterpress invitations, save the dates, place cards, and other creations at weddings we are documenting.
Sam, Pete, Gus, and I had a fun afternoon in Portsmouth together. Beautiful weather, a stroll to a near-by leash-free park, a friendly game of bocce, and a little picnic made me reluctant to leave the coastal town after our shoot. The frozen yogurt almost kept me there, too! But mostly it was Sam and Pete themselves that made me want to stay. They are so fun, so easy to be around.
Good luck with all the exciting things you have going, Sam and Pete! Thanks for letting me hang with you and Gus. Please, please make a visit to Portland -- you can see my new digs (welcome to crash there, too!) and we can get our fix of the lobster roll at Eventide!