Photo Gallery: Chesapeake DockDogs at Lake Anne

On Saturday, May 30, 2015, Lake Anne celebrated the grand opening of PetMAC, a new pet supply store and adoption center located on the Plaza. The event included working dog demos, music, face painting, and vendors, but the highlight of the day was a performance by Chesapeake DockDogs. Several trained dogs soared in the air and splashed into the lake, as crowds watched and cheered.

Today we’re excited to share images submitted by photographer Samantha Marshall of Sweet Memories Photography, who captured all the adorable action.

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The following is a guest post by Samantha Marshall:


It was a gorgeous day for a grand celebration! PetMAC Adoption Center and Retail Shop celebrated of its official Grand Opening in Reston’s historic Lake Anne Plaza on Saturday, May 30th. Among the many pet-friendly vendors was Chesapeake DockDogs and I was honored to photograph them! Over 20 dogs demonstrated the sport of dock diving and what perfect weather to do it!

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Thanks for the fantastic action shots, Samantha! 

To learn more about these high-flying dogs, check out Chesapeake DockDogs. If you’d like to learn more about photographer Samantha Marshall and her wedding and portrait work, you can find her at Sweet Memories Photography.

If you would like to contribute to Modern Reston with a guest post, please contact us at [email protected] We want MR to be a community project, and we’d love to hear your ideas.


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  • What a fun day! Thanks for taking such great pictures!