Frequently Asked Questions About Your Session

What is a pre-session consultation?

Your pre-session consultation is held over the phone. During this time, I will get to know your dog’s personality, including what gets his tail wagging, what drives him bonkers, and what I need to do to create a safe and enjoyable experience for both you and your pet. We will also talk about session expectations, possible locations, and address any additional questions or concerns that you may have regarding what to wear, how to prepare, and ways to display your images.

My dog isn’t an obedient school superstar and doesn’t do well off-leash; can you still get great photos?

Absolutely! In fact, some of the most fun and fetching shots happen when dogs are just being dogs. Sure, it is helpful to know basic commands, but it is certainly not essential. No matter how obedient (or disobedient) your dog is, you’ll walk away from your session with a range of creative, personality-filled shots. 

 

Lastly, almost every dog I photograph is leashed for safety and complimentary leash removal is done during post-processing. 

My dog is older or terminally ill; can we still do a session?

Yes, I offer my Rainbow Sessions, which are sessions reserved specifically for pets preparing to cross the Rainbow Bridge due to illness or aging. These sessions hold a special place in my heart because I know how important and special your furry friend is to you.

 

Due to their nature, Rainbow Sessions are given scheduling priority whenever possible and can be held on-location or in the privacy of your home or backyard.

Where will my session take place?

If you have no idea, don’t sweat it! I have a diverse location list that ranges from rustic and rural to urban and I'm happy to offer suggestions based on the feel and style you desire for your session. If you have the perfect spot in mind, I’d love to hear about it and look into it for feasibility. 

 

While I love shooting on-location--the preferred choice for most clients--I can easily come to your home or backyard as well, if that's where you believe your pet will feel more at ease in front of the camera.

What happens after my session?

Roughly 2-3 weeks following your session we'll get together for your big reveal and in-person ordering appointment. I love this part because there's nothing more rewarding to me than seeing my clients' faces as they view the photos of their pet(s) for the first time! At this time, we will narrow down your favorite images together, talk about how you wish to feature them in your home, and finalize those must-have images and products. From there, your custom artwork order is placed for you to enjoy for years to come.

Do you only photograph pets? What about family sessions?

My rule is that the number of paws must outnumber human feet. (You may think I'm joking, but nope.)

 

I love when pet parents join in, and I encourage you to jump in at least a few shots, but since my goal is to capture the joy and love between pets and their people, the focus on every session will be on the pet. That said, I do not offer people-only sessions. If you are looking for a people-only family session, let me know and I will recommend a family photographer who can incorporate a pet.