Session Information

What to Expect

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“It is heartwarming to see love hanging on my wall.” One of my clients said that to me after hanging her photos, and that is my goal for every client: to create photos of your four-legged family members that you will treasure for a lifetime!

Getting Started

We start with a 10-minute phone call so I can learn a little more about you, your pets and what you’d like me to capture during your photo session. We talk briefly about session options, products, and pricing, and schedule an in-person, no-obligation, complimentary consultation so that I can meet you and your pets before the shoot so that I can customize the shoot for you.

Planning Your Session

During the in-person consultation, I want to learn more about the unique essence of your dog, cat or other pet and the special relationship you have with him or her. I ask a lot of questions, including:

  • What do you love most about your pet(s)?
  • What type of relationship do you have with him?
  • When you think of her, what makes you smile?
  • What images would you most like me to capture?
  • Is there anywhere specific in your house that you’re thinking of hanging your photographic art?

All my questions are focused on your four-legged family members, and who doesn’t love talking about them?!

We also talk about different locations. We can hold the photo session at your house or a place that is meaningful to you, such as your pet’s favorite park. I have several locations I can recommend as well, including my exclusive outdoor, 7-acre “portrait park,” which features unique, one-of-a-kind props. Almost all of my work is done outside, with the exception of some pets who may not go outside, such as cats or sugar gliders. I hold those sessions at their homes.

Scheduling Your Photo Shoot

During the consultation, we will schedule your photography session. Most sessions are held either early in the morning or late in the day, as that is when the light is best. A session fee is required to hold your date and time.

Your photo shoot comes next—we’ll have a lot of fun and create amazing photos of your pets and you with them (if you’d like to be in the photos)! Click here for tips on how to prepare for your shoot.

Viewing and Ordering Your Photos

Within seven business days of your shoot, you’ll get to see your images at your ordering appointment. During your ordering appointment, I also will show you different products and can make recommendations for you based on the photos you choose and your decorating style. In addition, I can give you a real-world look at how your portraits will look on your walls, which ensures you are ordering the right size and that it works with other décor in the room. My goal is to create photos that you will treasure and love looking at for a lifetime.

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