The Newest Addition to the Alsop Family

He’s a furry

he’s a snuggler and he’s absolutely everything we hoped he would be! I thought about blogging about him on the 5 hour drive home yesterday to show this little ball of cuteness to the WORLD! …. But I was a little preoccupied. When we saw him for the first time, he didn’t even seem real. He really looks like a stuffed animal… only more adorable and wiggly.  BOKEH (pronounced “bo-ca”) is an eight week old Bich-Poo. He’s absolutely beautiful. Michael and I wanted a little apricot colored fluffball that wouldn’t make Michael SNEEZE… and this was the perfect option!! Bich-Poos are a

mix between a Bichon Frise and a Poodle so they hardly shed at all! I held him the whole way home and never found any hair on my clothes! YESSS. AND Michael hasn’t sneezed yet!  This is a good sign!! We’re learning more and more about this little guy.  So far we know that he’s capable of sleeping through the night in his crate, he’s paper trained and that helps a ton with the whole house training process, he hates being alone, he’s a snuggler and he’s PHOTOGENIC!!! Hallelujah!!! You all will be so sick of seeing pics of this little guy by the end of the year! Our iphones are already filled with tons of “First Time _______” videos. First time going on a walk, first time meeting his grandparents, first pit stop on our ride home, etc. Needless to say, Bokeh’s whole life will be well documented!:)


So I must explain his name. For those of you in the photography world, you’re probably rolling your eyes and thinking “Did she REALLY name her dog that?!” and for those of you that are not photographers, you’re probably thinking that we named our dog “Mouth” in spanish!  Well, if you’ve ever seen some of my images, the blurry, creamy  goodness in the background of my images is called “Bokeh”! We named our puppy after my favorite photography term. NERD ALERT!!! It’s a funny name but we’re really loving it. We had another girl name selected but Bokeh was the only Bich-Poo around who was the beautiful apricot shade and he just happened to be a male!! We love his color! It ALMOST matches my hair!!! Meant to be? Yes.  So this week will be full of bathroom breaks, trips to Petsmart and learning what it’s like to have a whole new level of responsibility in our life. So far, he’s been great. He takes long naps, he’s getting to know his crate and he’s eating like a champ. We’re THRILLED!!!!!!! Here are some little shots of little baby Bokeh from yesterday!! ** and ps. to make this post even cuter… he’s been sleeping in my lap the whole time I’ve been writing this post…good boy:) **


And if you want to see more pics…. I pretty sure I’ll be blowing up my Twitter feed these next few weeks until the newness wears off:)

Here’s a shot from our way home! Such a fluffball.

Meeting the grandparents…. this is big deal ya know!

Better get used to this little buddy….we love our macs almost as much as we love you:)

Uncle Corey!

Grandpa Alsop


Comments (95)


  1. Connie Beth: ( )

    I have been waiting for this since you announced you guys were getting a furry friend!!!! SO adorable! Enjoy the little moments and all of the cuteness that comes with having a puppy :o) The time goes by so quick, much love to you, Michael and Bokeh <3

  2. Nancy Mitchell: ( )

    Bokeh is perfect! What an adorable little pup. Wish my dog didn’t shed:)

  3. Cassady: ( )

    OH MY GOSH KATELYN!! Bokeh is adorable!! My family has a yorkiepoo and they are great for allergies! The poodle in her makes her extremely smart! I cannot wait to see even more pictures of the little fluff ball!!

  4. Susan Evans: ( )

    He’s so stinkin cute! He really DOES look like a stuffed toy – especially in that photo with Michael. And don’t worry about eye-rolls – I love the name.

  5. lindsay: ( )

    oh my gosh Katelyn, he looks like Lucy’s son! Yaaay for redheaded poodle mixes!!! He’s adorable!

  6. Jenna: ( )

    Oh my goodness that is the CUTEST little dog ever!!

  7. Anna Grace: ( )

    He looks like a stuffed animal!!!! He is so cute ahhh you are going to have so much fun with him :) Congrats!!!

  8. Gabby / En Route Photography: ( )

    CONGRATS new mommy!!!!!!! He is the cutest! I wonder how big he’ll grow! Cannot wait to see more of him! Eeeeeeeee so exciting! ;D

  9. Jill Samter Photography: ( )

    oh he is adorable. enjoy every minute of his cuteness! xo

  10. jasmineStar: ( )

    OH SWEET MOSES!!!!!!! i’m dyyyying. DYYYYING!

  11. Beth Daane: ( )

    Oh my goodness, Katelyn- he is SOOO cute! what wonderful little memories you have started with him! Congratulations!

  12. anouschka: ( )

    cuteness overload! love the name, so cute! enjoy the new addition to your family!

  13. Kelley Finnegan: ( )

    He’s precious!!! I wish Sadie didn’t shed!!

  14. Jade: ( )

    Oh so so so cute… Congrats.. Can’t wait to hear more stories and see more pics..

  15. Tiffany Farley: ( )

    AHH I want him!!!!!!

  16. Rebekah Hoyt: ( )

    He’s ADORABLE!!! I laughed out loud when I saw the name – I absolutely love it! He is so precious!!! I’m so excited for you and Michael :)

  17. Regan Carter: ( )

    Oh my goodness!!! He brings cuteness to a whole new level!! He may be thee cutest puppy I have ever seen!!

  18. nikki: ( )

    GAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH it makes me want another oneeeee! do.not.need.more.dogs. hahahaha congrats, alsop family! :)

  19. Sarah Syhakhoun: ( )

    Oh. My. Goodness. Cutest puppy ever! I LOVE the name – I laughed when I read it, but I think it’s super unique and I knew right away where you got it from. You should get a second puppy and name him or her “Aperture” haha or “f-stop.” Totally kidding, Bokeh is a great name! Can’t wait to see more of him!

  20. Deborah Zoe: ( )

    YAY!!!!! so happy for you guys:) And yes please blow up your twitter feed with lots and LOTS of photos:)!

  21. Mallory: ( )

    Oh, he is SOOOO cute!!! Can’t wait to see ALL of the pics you share of him in the future!! :)

  22. Elizabeth Ann: ( )

    Shut up! Katelyn! He is so stinkin cute!! ahhh!

  23. Brittnie nWorley: ( )

    omg he is sooo cute! he looks like a little teddy bear :) congrats guys!

  24. Claudia: ( )!!!!! Ahhhh I want one just like him!!!! Congrats Katelyn and cant wait to hear and see more of him!

  25. Alicia: ( )

    Ahhh he is SO CUTE!!! I don’t think you could have found a cuter and fluffy furry friend :-) Thanks for making my work week start off happy with these adorable pics! enjoy the new addition to the family!

  26. Emy: ( )

    Im so jealous and sad that I missed this….. :( He looks awesome, I can already tell I’m gonna be his favorite! just sayin.

  27. Mia Bjerring: ( )

    Cuteness overload!! He is adorable! I can’t get enough of all these beautiful photos of him! Oh he is just too sweet for words and I love his name! I’m a sucker for bokeh so of course I’m a sucker for him too!! :)

  28. Gail: ( )

    Well isn’t he the cutest thing? You are going to be high fiving one another for years over the “no shed” benefits. That is the ONE thing we didn’t anticipate with our mutt. Love her to death. Just not all the white hair she leaves everywhere! Welcome to pethood!!

  29. Stephanie Stewart: ( )

    Omg!!! Bokeh!!! He is absolutely precious! Sounds like he is a great dog – so awesome that he’s house trained!!! That is such a huge deal! Can’t wait to see more of him!

  30. Jamie Blow: ( )

    He is soooo precious! I love his curly hair!

  31. Sarah: ( )

    Oh my goodness. He is the most precious thing ever! And poodle mixes really are fantastic. We’ve had a Cockapoo (cocker spaniel/poodle mix) for 10 years and he’s wonderful. Just be careful with his curly fur — it can get matted really easily. But seriously…so previous. I saw a Cavachon (Cavalier spaniel and Bichon Frise mix) puppy the other day and seriously wanted to take it home…and this just made me want it even more.

  32. Christy: ( )

    OH.MY.GOODNESS. He’s ADORABLE! And fyi – the newness never wears off! haha You’ll be posting pics of that pup FOREVER! :) And that’s OK! :) Congrats on the new addition! What a cutie-pie!

  33. Emily: ( )

    Oh my word, he is so adorable! Bokeh is a fabulous name! Haha! I have a little Morkie {a maltese and a yorkie}, and I think that he’s the most adorable thing in the world :)


  34. Rachel Leigh Greene: ( )

    He’s SOOO cute! Love the pictures you took of him :D

  35. Jennifer DeLaurentis: ( )

    Oh my goodness!!! Bokeh is soooooo adorable :) He looks just like our two little cavapoos (cavalier king charles-poodle mixes) they are both apricot as well. Ah, just absolutely melts my heart! Enjoy every minute with him.

  36. Jillian Tree: ( )

    ohhhmygoodness, he’s ADORABLE! looking forward to all the photos of him :)

  37. Brendan: ( )

    “Mouth” is SO cute! Makes me want a dog! Might have to make a trip out to RVA to see my new buddy!

  38. Hannah Rancourt: ( )

    He is so cute! I love “bokeh” too and knew why you’d pick that for a name!!! Have fun snuggling him puppies are the BEST!

  39. Anna Burke: ( )

    LOVE HIM! Can’t wait to meet him :) And I’m super happy Corey and Madison made it out of small group in time to meet him! Corey showed me your video of “he doesn’t do anything” as he called it and seemed awfully excited to meet him in real life! Congrats, Mommy and Daddy!

  40. Katie Reynolds: ( )

    SO CUTE!!!!!! He and Buoy absolutely need to meet!!! Watch out for your Macbook! While I was still in school (ok and still today if I spend too long on my computer) Buoy comes and jumps on the keyboard and says “Pay Attention to me Please!”

  41. Elizabeth: ( )

    Congrats on the newest addition!!! I think he has you guys already wrapped around his paws….go puppy!! :-)

  42. kaitlyn harney: ( )

    he is SOOO CUUTE! bokeh is the perfect name and he is such a little teddy bear. poodle mixes are the best :]

  43. Cecilia Flaming: ( )

    Oh my goodness, he is ADORABLE!!! I love him! He really does look like a teddy bear! :)

  44. Josh Gooden: ( )

    Awww!! So happy for you. I’ll probably make fun of you for naming him bokeh though and say things like “that’s some epic bokeh or man look at the crazy bokeh” nonstop when I see you.

  45. Holly: ( )

    Super excited for this post! Adorable and I love the photography “nerd” name! It could have been Canon?

  46. Jill Powers: ( )

    Oh my goodness! I can’t wait to cuddle this little guy!! Even Buddy thinks he’s adorable and he’s not a little-dog-kinda-guy! Love this!

  47. Annia: ( )

    That dog is UN.REAL. Want!

  48. Molly Buckley: ( )

    OH. MY. GOLLY. he’s SO cute. enjoy!!!

  49. Lexi: ( ) Bokeh is the cutest puppy! gahhh dying from adorableness over here.

  50. Amanda: ( )

    HE’s so cute!! I think the name is different for sure, but it seems to suit him well! :)

    Is this as big as he’ll get? He’s so tiny and adorable!

  51. Lupe Ruiz: ( )

    OMG this is the cutest dog I have ever seen!!! I want one now!! LOL

  52. Abby Grace: ( )

    So much cuteness! I can barely handle it!

  53. Lydia: ( )

    Aww, he’s so adorable! And I love his name!

  54. Cassandra Plummer: ( )

    SOOOooooo cute!!!!

  55. Danielle: ( )

    oh my lord!! i can’t handle him! he’s so adorable! cant wait to meet him :)

  56. Elizabeth: ( )

    oh my goodness, he is so adorable!!!!!!! puppies are the best :)

  57. Meredith Sledge: ( )

    OH MY GODDDDDDD. I just had a panic attack. This is the cutest dog I’ve ever seen. AHHHHHHHHHHHHHH. And the name? GENIUS. That’s SO perfect!

  58. Sydni Jackson: ( )

    LOVE this post!! soooo cute!!

  59. Priscilla Joy: ( )

    AWW~YEAH! so excited for you guys :) too cute! I remember you talking about wanting a puppy at the SSworkshop and I’m so glad you finally made it happen! He will bring so much joy and happiness to your life you can’t even imagine:)

  60. Michael Alsop: ( )

    That’s my boy!!

  61. Kim Lee: ( )

    Welcome Home Bokeh Alsop! :-) You have wonderful parents. :-) He is just Adorable with a capital A. New Bokeh Fan here. :-) How wonderful. Now if only J* would bring Polo to meet Bokeh, that would be double the cuteness. :-)

  62. Kimber Wassenberg: ( )

    Bokeh is SO cute and his name fits perfectly! :) You definitely picked a good puppy…he’s absolutely adorable! :)

  63. Lauren Wakefield: ( )

    I seriously want to jump in my computer monitor!!!! He is SOOOOOOOOO cute!!!! I don’t think I could hold him because I would squeeze him to death. I’m in love.

  64. Emily: ( )

    I LOVE him!!!!! I want him!!!!! He’s perfect :)

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  66. Katie yuen: ( )

    He’s so TINY!!! I’ve had my kitty for over a year and the newness/picture posting madness hasn’t stopped. Animals just have too much cuteness, it’s impossible to contain! Congratulations on your new family member!!!!

  67. Amanda Strong: ( )

    Hi Mrs. Katelyn. Its Me, Amanda. Melissa’s Daughter. Bokeh is soooooooooooooooo cute. You need to bring him to the church office. Whenever you are away he needs to stay over here to meet our dog.

  68. Catie Ronquillo: ( )

    OMG. Bokeh is so flippin’ cute!!! I died. Twice.

  69. kelsey Newman: ( )

    O my he is ADORABLE!!!! so excited for y’all what fun!

  70. Sara {Then Comes Life}: ( )

    SO cute!! What an adorable addition to your family :-)

  71. Becca: ( )

    The last two pictures- I died. CUTEST dog ever!!! SO happy for you!

  72. Amanda: ( )

    HE is so cute!!! He looks like a little teddy bear! I am crazy in love with the name too! Such an awesome name! Congrats!

  73. Allison: ( )

    OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! He’s freaking ADORABLE!!!!!!!!! So jealous!!! :)

  74. Brenda (KK's mom!): ( )

    Ohhhhhhhh! I miss Bokeh! Luv the pics KK. He is sooooo cute and definitely photogenic! I had to laugh when Michael posted “that’s my boy”! So proud to call him my “grandpuppy” XOXOXOXO

  75. Kristina W.: ( )

    Oh my gosh he his soooooooooo cute!!!!

  76. Veronica: ( )

    O.M.G. That is the cutest dog EVER!!! I wanna get one now! Ugh…he’s soooo cute! And I love the name :)

  77. Annetta: ( )

    He sure is cute. Have fun!!!

  78. laurajane: ( )

    so i’d like to know how you get him to stay and look at the camera when he’s so little?! my puppy just runs if she’s not a leash outside, even when she’s on a leash she runs like crazy. she does sit and look when she’s inside though. and seriously, he is just the cutest thing. i mean my puppy’s pretty cute too.

  79. camilla knudsen: ( )

    Guess the do-personal-blog-posts-about-your-cute-dog trick really works ;) Look how many comments you’ve got compared to a regular wedding post. It’s crazy :D Enjoy the ‘baby’, it IS cute. Ps I have both a dog and two babies, so I can tell you for certain, it is just like having a baby :D

  80. Vera: ( )

    Awww.. So adorable! What a cutie!

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  82. Lu: ( )

    He is adorable. Love his name!

  83. Mary Maranz: ( )

    Ahhhh I LOVE him!! Bokeh is an AWESOME name! Congrats you guys! xoxo M:)

  84. Truan: ( )

    Aww! Absolutely adorable. My little Marley looked like that when she was a baby (except she’s got white fur). I’m allergic to dog fur, so poodle wool is a good option!

  85. Sandy Gardner: ( )

    I am in TOTAL Puppy Envy right now. LOL. Turned on to your blog by a dear Photog friend, and I am already in love with it. Can’t wait to spend hours reading, and being inspired. ;)

  86. Sophie: ( )

    I have a bichon frise and she is the sweetest thing ever! She doesn’t like to be alone either. Enjoy your new puppy!

  87. LeolaK: ( )

    OOOOOHhhhhmyyyy goodnesss!!!! I want him!!! I love the name Bokeh – PERFECT!!! What an adorably cute, sweet looking puppy!!! Congratulations! Man I needed a pick me up today and this certainly gave me one. I look forward to many more pics….keep them coming!!!

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  91. Brittany: ( )

    Your dog is adorable! My husband and I live in va and are planning on getting that same breed. I was wondering if you could tell me where you got him. Thanks!

  92. surleen: ( )

    He is the cutest thing I’ve ever seen! Where did you get him from??

  93. Melissa: ( )

    He is so cute! Please share the information of the breeder with me. My husband and I are on the same position, looking for a puppy with apricot fur and I am the one that is allergic to shedding. That is why we had a bichon growing up but the bichpoo is tooooo cute.

  94. Judith: ( )

    I am from quebec and serch for a bichpoo could you please tell me where i can get one like you

  95. You are soooo lucky!: ( )

    We are also looking for an apricot ball of fluff and love. Were did you get him? He is soooo adorable. do you have any updated pictures to share??

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