What can I expect at my session?
In one word: Fun! My goal is to capture relaxed and candid images of your four-legged friend in their natural environment, so my sessions are casual and customized to your pet’s personality. I want your pet to be as they always are, doing what makes them happy. Before I start photographing, I’ll spend time getting to know your four-legger, so they feel comfortable around me and the camera.
Where will the session take place?
I am an on-location, natural-light photographer, so I come to you or we meet at a pre-arranged location — there is no studio, backdrop or props. I want your pet to be comfortable so their true self can shine, and this often works best at a location they are familiar with — your home, a local park, a favourite trail, etc. A spot that is meaningful to you also creates wonderful photographic memories. Images taken inside the home result in truly personalized art that is a natural complement to your decor.
If I am familiar with your area, I can recommend a location that will work well with your dog’s temperament, breed and colouring, as well as the style you are looking for (ie. urban or natural setting).
All cats are photographed in your home or yard.
What happens if it rains?
I’ll keep in touch with you leading up to our session day. If it looks like rain, we will reschedule to the next available date that is convenient for you.
Do you photograph all year round?
Yes! Spring, summer, fall and winter each provide beautiful backgrounds.
Will you take photos of me with my pet?
Absolutely! I love including people, since the bond between pet and caregiver is so strong. My portraits are contemporary in style and the focus will always be on Fido.
What happens after the session?
Your images will be ready for viewing two to three weeks after our session. In the meantime, I’ll be in touch to schedule an in-person consultation in the comfort of your home. Sometimes choosing your favourite images or products can be overwhelming! I’ll unveil your images with a slideshow set to music and guide you through the process, from narrowing down your favourites to deciding how to best display your images.
Are digital files included?
Yes. I provide complimentary low-resolution, watermarked digital files for the corresponding prints/products you order. These are perfect for social sharing, digital frames and archiving on your personal computer.
Why should I choose custom photography? It seems so expensive.
There are several reasons to go the custom route and ultimately it’s a personal choice. But think of it this way: Pets are cherished family members and sadly, they are with us for a much shorter time than we would like. Custom photography provides a personalized experience and gives you keepsakes of special moments that will last a lifetime.
How do I book a session?
I would love to meet you and your pet — just click here to BOOK A SESSION!