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Mckinley Park Sacramento Photographer | Holiday Portrait Session | Linsey & Andy

Linsey and Andy wanted their holiday portrait session to be at McKinley Park in Sacramento where Andy proposed. We started at the rose garden and then roamed around to various spots. Their 3-legged Sampson is a huge part of their lives and was welcomed along, of course. These two are getting married next September and hopefully I’ll be photographing those moments too (wink wink). A big thanks to you both for sharing your afternoon with me!

Andy proposed at this very bench and I thought it was the perfect place to begin our portrait session.

mckinley park couple sitting on bench with dog

Check out this girl’s eyes – STUNNING! mckinley park holiday portrait session

The rose garden has these beautiful arches surrounding several entrances. couple standing under arch at rose garden of mckinley park

They just adore their lucky little dog. holiday portrait session with pet at mckinley park in sacramento mckinley park pet photography sacramento sacramento mckinley park photojournalistic portrait session

Linsey went to change her top and Sampson was eagerly awaiting her return.  To heck with the camera, he’s looking out for his mommy! pet photography mckinley park sacramento

Sweet thing… sampson pet photography sacramento couple standing next to brick wall urban portrait session couple sitting next to brick wall urban portraits beautiful sacramento engaged couple close up

I love this “in the moment” action shot… mckinley park couple walking dog and smiling

That’s one happy dog, let me tell you! happy dog at mckinley park in sacramento

After our photo session was complete, I went back to the rose garden to take some pictures of one of my other favorite subjects – flowers.  I was looking at the names of the bushes and realized that the bench Andy proposed in front of was smack dab in between the “Peace” and “Sweet Surrender” rose bushes.  Isn’t that cute!  I’m sure it wasn’t planned but I think starting off your life together in between a little peace and sweet surrender couldn’t hurt anyone. rose bush names at mckinley park in sacramento

I had asked Andy what Linsey’s favorite flower color was and he told me dark red or burgundy.  Well, girlfriend, I photographed this beautiful red rose just for you!  Enjoy 🙂 beautiful red rose at mckinley park in sacramento