Portrait Sessions

Unconditional love captured…..

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Creating portraits that will bring you joy is my passion.  Our dogs (and cats and birds and horses) bring us so much happiness and truly make our lives complete.  What better way to celebrate that bond and preserve the moments you share than through custom portraits.  I will create images that capture your sweet, funny, quirky, amazing best friend and provide you with artwork to enjoy in your home everyday.

I am a full-service photographer.  So,  what does that mean for YOU?  It means that I don’t simply meet you at a park, shoot some photographs and then send you off with a disc of  your images.  While I DO offer digital files for sale,  I don’t want the beautiful images we create to languish on a DVD or lie hidden away on your hard drive.  I want you to have REAL artwork to see and enjoy every day. I have so many amazing options for displaying your portraits.  Instead of sharing your images on social media and then letting them disappear into cyberspace, I want you to have canvases or framed prints on your walls and albums to cherish, images you see and treasure for a lifetime.   If that sounds like something you NEED, read below and let’s get you and your pup on the schedule!

To book your custom session, contact me and we’ll begin with a brief, no-obligation pre-session consultation so that I can learn a bit about you and your pet(s). We’ll choose a date and location and then the fun begins! Your session will typically last 1-2 hours but there is no hard and fast rule.  These are dogs after all,  so we work until everyone is relaxed and happy and we can create images you will treasure. While the great outdoors is my favorite location for portraits, I can also photograph your dog at your home or in the studio. After our session I will choose a selection of the best images, typically 25-30, to professionally edit and present to you during our Viewing and Ordering Session.  During this meeting – at your home or another convenient location –  I will reveal the images from you session and show you sample products from the finest professional labs in the country which are available for order – framed prints, canvases, prints on metal, albums, etc  and help you make the best decisions on what artwork you want to display in your home!

The fee for all of this is only $125.  Please note that your session fee does NOT include any prints, digital files or products. Pricing for products begins at $50 and the typical client spends $750 – $1500.   Check out my Product and Design page for some cool ideas on what I have to offer.

 

 

  • Puppy Package:  Puppies change so quickly, you need more than one session to document all the fun stages they go through.  When you purchase a Puppy Package you get 2 sessions for just $200.  Must be paid in full and both sessions used by the time the dog turns 18 months.
  • Golden Oldies:  For dogs over 10 years,  25 % off your session fee and we take special care to gear our session to your oldster’s needs.
  • Litters:  I bring my studio to you and photograph all your adorable puppies.  Best done between 4-6 weeks of age but we can work with any age.
  • Group Discounts –  Get a group of friends together and save!
  • Dog-related businesses:   Daycares, training centers, grooming salons, doggie boutiques –  contact me to find out more about hosting a portrait day at your location.  It’s a great offering for your clients and won’t cost you a thing (and I do all the work!).
  •  Action/Working Sessions :  Do you and your dog train and/or compete at herding, field work or any other activity, I can design a session to capture them at work.  Discounts available for training groups who would like to schedule a day of of action portraits for their group.