What can I expect at my session?
Fun! My goal is to capture candid images of your four legged friend in natural environments, my session are laid-back and customized to your pet’s needs and personality. I want your pet to be doing what they love to do outside and before I start shooting, I’ll introduce myself so they feel comfortable around me - I’ve never met an animal who didn’t feel so around me.
Where will the pet session be located?
I work on location and with natural lighting, I come to you or we can meet at a pre-arranged location. I do not have a studio, there’s no backdrops - the great outdoors are my backgrounds. A spot that is meaningful to you can create amazing memories, I want your pet to be comfortable - I can recommend outdoor locations suited to the needs of your four-legged friend. I usually try to pick quiet areas.
If your pet is a horse, I can travel to you.
If your pet is a cat or any other indoor animal, all photos are taken in home or your yard. Images taken inside the home result in genuinely personalized art that is a natural complement to your decor.
What is my experience with animals?
Since being a child, I have always had or lived with pets - from hamsters and scorpions to dogs, I’ve handled a wide variety. For the past 20 years I’ve worked with shelters in rescuing and fostering stray animals as well, no matter the animal, they are seem to love me right from the start. I’m in tune with their vibes and I recognize the signs of stress and discomfort.
What if my pet can’t be off-leash?
No problem! I can remove it in post-processing.
What happens when the weather is too bad, like rain and blizzards?
I’ll keep in contact with you leading up to the session, if the weather looks like it will not cooperate, we will reschedule on the next day that is convenient for both parties. Only one booking fee will ever be charged.
Do you book all year-round?
Yes I do! Each season has its own beauty.
Will you take some photos of my pet and I?
I can yes! I offer a special package for pets and families. If you are only wanting one or two images I can accommodate that in all the sessions I offer. Just be sure to mention it when booking with me, I ask a few questions and special images/poses is one of them. Depending on the session you choose, I may limit the amount of “pets and me” photos I can capture in that time frame. I would love to capture the bond between you and your four-legged best friend!
What happens after the session?
Your images will be ready for viewing one to two weeks after the session and will be delivered as high resolution images without watermarks. In the meantime, I will provide you with an online gallery where you can mark your favourite images and share them on your social media profiles! I will also give you a price list for prints and canvases - printed professionally through a lab I trust and delivered to your door.