babies + pets of 2018 | a post you didn't know you needed in your life

This post might not be inspiration city like part two or part three of the year in review series...but unless you're a cold hearted Grinch it's sure to brighten your day in some small way. 

See, all I have to do is say "Grinch" and I start rhyming...

This post is a roundup of cameos made by babies and pets, some more friendly than others, and occasionally lookin' like they came straight out of a Vogue spread:

Oh hi, am I in your way while I shoot your owner's wedding details? My bad.

Most kiddos like to scurry out of their family photos, and the chasing-babies-in-suits photos will always make the final cut. 

This guest requested a solo shot -- not the owner, but the little guy. 

Pretty sure that's mid-sneeze...

Brutus wearing a bow tie and a huge smile with his Dad right before the wedding.

And acting as emotional support during all the finishing touches... (Secretly thinking, Dad...where's Mom.)

I think this crew gets the award for most kiddos in a wedding party! They might be tied with a few others, but I can't say dress shorts made more than a few appearances:

Oh, did you think when I said "pets" I meant only dogs and cats? Because you would be wrong. This year included an engagement session for a couple and their rat babies. 

When I say I've seen it all, I really have. 

The fact that this photo ended up in Kelsey's wedding album says something about their fondness for one another:

Who says a pup can't be a "wedding detail..."

Not their babies, but they might as well be! Kristen and Nathan are absolutely OBSESSED with these adorable twins. Fun fact: they just appeared in their first movie. They're basically famous now. 

(But they've always arrived in style, so not much has changed.)

Pups were EVERYWHERE at Amanda & Dave's wedding, but when it came to the dinner, a tribute was placed behind every menu explaining that in lieu of favours, donations would be made to the Ottawa Humane Society. 

This guy stole the show at Larissa & Marc's backyard wedding. He ran circles around the ceremony guests and chewed away that the biggest sticks you've ever seen. 

Aaaaaand photobombed the first kiss with one of his treasures. They wouldn't have wanted it any other way. 

Don't be fooled by this fluffer, I was told not to get too close or I'd get my finger bitten off! Still though, Sarah made time for a quick shot before slipping into her dress. 

Every parent understands the desire to place their child on a lone chair with an iPhone during a wedding. He looks to be handling the situation well. 

I think this little guy's parents would totally approve:

Something has happened here, but I'm not entirely sure how to explain it. 

Loving this engagement "family photo!"

Props for having a photogenic pup, guys!

This set of two photos is probably my greatest accomplishment as a photographer. Enjoy. 

And right before the exchange of rings, the DJ cued up "WHO LET THE DOGS OUT" and these "ring bearers" came to save the day. This is a true story. 

Proper, poised family photos with bow ties. Maeghan, this better be framed somewhere in your house!

Don't mess with the little guy.

Ummm, this dress looks comfy. 

This adorable little flower girl was NOT GOING! She didn't want to hold her brother's hand, but was quickly convinced when her Uncle Mikey at the front waved her over. 

Oh hello. 

Is that a threat?

Welllll, that was a first. Babies, kids, disastrous expressions, rat babies, rabbits, cats, pups, and everything in between. Depending on what kinds of crazy things happen in 2019, this post might become a regular. 


AND NEXT UP: Behind the Scenes of 2018's Magic!

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