This is the most common concern I hear, and it's really not a problem. I actually prefer this over a dog with a perfect stay because we'll get a little more variety in expressions and more interesting positions. The camera shutter is so quick, we will get the shots. The most important thing is that your dog is having a great day.
I don't feel comfortable taking the leash off of my dog.
This is where Photoshop comes to the rescue! Many of the dogs I photograph are on-leash. Safety first! If your dog is distracted by people, other dogs, smells, etc. we are better off doing the session on-leash. Don't worry, it will be fine, the leash will be removed from your final images.
Please note - the collar will be in the image, so bring your fancy collar and please no harness if at all possible.
Do you have a studio?
Currently, I am not doing studio sessions. Someday, I may bring back my mobile studio, and on some specific occasions, I may set up a studio for a day of mini sessions. Aside from that sessions will all be outdoors in the fresh air.
How long will it take to get my order?
Typically, I advise about 4-6 weeks from your ordering session, or up to 8 weeks if your order contains an album. If you opt to pay via payment plan, allow that time-frame from the date of your final payment.
How may pets can I bring to my session?
I have no pet limit, as long as they are from the same household. However, for more than two pets, I recommend bringing an additional helper person.
With multiple pets, I may need additional time to prepare and edit your images prior to your ordering session.
When will I get to see my images?
We'll schedule your viewing/ordering appointment about 4 weeks after your portrait session. At that time, we'll meet in your home, watch a slide show of about 30-40 edited images, then we'll go through them one-by-one for you to make your selections.
What forms of payment do you accept?
I accept cash, checks, credit cards, and PayPal. I also offer interest-free payment plans.
Do you travel out of state?
YES! I love to travel! Feel free to reach out to me so can chat.
Do digitals come with my session?
For every product your order, you will automatically receive a medium resolution watermarked digital of that image. You will also have the option to purchase additional digitals if you would like.
As the photographer, I retain full copyright and ownership of all images.
Do you offer gift certificates?
Absolutely! The dollar amount is completely up to you!
What if I need to cancel my session?
Sometimes the unexpected happens. If you or your dog are not well, or an emergency comes up, please give me 24-hour notice we can reschedule your session. If the weather forecast may be a problem, I will contact you and we can make arrangements for another session date.
Do you have a referral program?
Yes, I do have a referral program and it is for both current and potential clients. Here is how it works:
Each referral who completes a session with me qualifies you for a complimentary session and $50 credit towards art images. Credits do not expire and can be accumulated and used all at once. Once you are ready to cash in on your rewards, just let me know. There is no expiration date on your credit.
Can I purchase the RAW images?
Because the RAW images lack vibrance, may have leashes, or other items that don't belong I do not offer them for sale. I want to provide beautiful images that are ready to be enjoyed, including custom framing. RAW images require special software to be viewed and do not meet my own expectations of what I want to provide as far as quality and service.
Can I order additional products or prints later?
Of course. You are welcome to order additional items anytime. Just please be aware that my product selection and pricing are subject to change.