This just might be my favorite shoot to date and it was planned and executed in just about two weeks! One of my main goals this year was to find more ways to give back to the Boston dog community through my business. With Valentine’s Day approaching, I had this last minute idea to put together a styled mini session shoot just for dogs. I shared the idea with my girl Danielle from For the Love of Paws, reached out to a few other vendors who were also excited about the idea, and the event ended up being a big success!

These mini sessions were a fundraiser for Baypath Humane Society, a local dog rescue in Hopkinton. Each session was 10 minutes long, for dogs only, and the cost was $175 plus one donation item of any kind (dog food, blankets, toys, etc). Even though the mini sessions were announced with such short notice for people to plan around, we had a full day of sessions and raised $850 plus some incredibly generous donations for Baypath! We even had two adorable adoptable puppies from Baypath make a guest appearance first thing in the morning. We had them test out our setup and I must say, they were pretty good models in our beautifully styled Valentine’s Day backdrop. Both puppies were adopted later that weekend!

Shoots like this remind me what an amazing community the wedding industry is to be a part of. Everyone is so collaborative and supportive of one another’s businesses. I am always so grateful anytime I get the chance to work together with some of those amazing people on something fun, creative, and for a great cause! I’m just so impressed with all of the vendors who helped make these Valentine’s Day minis such a blast and I am already counting down until next year’s mini sessions with this crew! If you don’t already follow the small businesses listed below, I’ve linked their websites and instagrams! Definitely go give them a follow to see all of the amazing work they are up to!

The Amazing Valentine’s Day Minis Vendor Team!

Rescue Organization – Baypath Humane Society, @baypathhumane

Dog Coordination – For The Love of Paws, @fortheloveofpawsss

Planning + Design – Brehant Creations, @brehant_creations

Florist – Two Stems of Joy, @twostemsofjoy

Rentals – Refined Rentals LLC, @refinedrentalsllc

Dog Cakes – Dog Eat Cake, @dogeatcakebos

Handwritten Cards + Backdrop – Hannah Made Design, @hannahmadedesign

Venue – Warehouse XI, @warehouse_xi

Photography – Lauren Dobish Photography, @laurendobish

All the vendors got in a few puppy snuggles and of course their own photo with the puppies before they left! 

And one more of the birthday girl because it’s just too good not to share! 

March 24, 2020

Valentine’s Day Mini Sessions | Baypath Humane Society Fundraiser Boston Dog Photographer

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a Boston and New England wedding and dog photographer. I love mini polaroids, phish food, and gin & tonics. I use the heart eyes emoji far too much, I could watch episodes of FRIENDS all day everyday, and checking the mail is my favorite part of every day. If you’re looking for pictures of beautiful, joyful couples and fluffy, adorable pups, you’re in the right place!

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Lauren Dobish Photography is a Boston, Massachusetts wedding and dog photographer serving clients all over New England. Her photography style is bright, joyful, and genuine.

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