How will you bring out and capture my pet's personality?
My goal is to be well-prepared for the session. I will have props to create unique shots – treats, squeaky toys, balls, blankets and more. Being familiar with your breed is an important part in determining the best way to interact and capture your pet's personality. A photo session with a German Shepherd is very different than one with a Chihuahua. A well-trained German Shepherd can hold poses for long periods of time whereas a Chihuahua is food motivated so high value treats are a must.
Where and how will you photograph my pet?
I will photograph your furry pals wherever they can be themselves and their spirit and personality can be captured. Sessions can be done in your home, in your back yard, in a park or in a studio. A very important key component to a successful photo session is knowing how to adapt to surroundings and make lighting adjustments in any situation. I will spend time getting to know you and your furry pal before your session. This is so I can learn about your dog's personality and make sure your pet feels comfortable with me and the environment. Throughout the photo shoot, I will use positive energy, toys, treats and fun to engage with your pet and capture images that best express your dog’s personality and your relationship with them.
What's the time limit on the photo session?
Dogs will be dogs and cats will be cats. They do what they want to do and they really don’t care if the clock is ticking. Let’s say you book a “mini” 30-minute session and right when the session is about to end, your pet does the most adorable pose ever! I know and anticipate these things and as such, this should put you at ease, so that your expectations are understood and met.
How much is the session? What about prints?
Don’t be fooled by seemingly super low rates. A lot of photographers undercut their standard session fee because they aren’t running a legitimate business or don’t have the experience. Make sure you convey your own expectations clearly. This goes for your session timing, budget, image printing, delivery methods, timelines, etc. I invite you to view my portfolio. You’ll see a variety of poses and settings that will help you determine if my style represents the style you are looking for.
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Are you with PPA (Professional Photographers of America)?
YES! PPA photographers do more than just snap pictures. We have the training, experience, and equipment to produce gallery-quality portraits. And we have to abide by a strict code of ethics. We will not only provide you with images that you never thought possible, we will take care of fine-tuning your images: removing eye bugs, the leash, people in the background or enhancing fur details and colors.