Booking and Payment:
It’s very easy to book your photography session. Contact me via the web, email or phone and we can arrange a date and time. Payment can be made via the website, bank transfer or in cash.
We’ll have an initial consultation via phone/zoom or face to face to discuss what style you’re interested in and you can tell me about your four-legged friend. It’s really helpful in these if you have photos you’ve seen that you like, there are plenty on my website to browse through. We can then decide what location would be best.
On the Day:
Your dog does not need to be well behaved and I have a few tricks for those dogs that can’t go off lead. The service will be bespoke to you so if you have any specific requirements or concerns then please discuss these with me before the day. I will make sure the dog is comfortable with me and my equipment before we begin and I always bring along a selection of treats and toys to keep our friends engaged. Throughout the session you will be my only focus and it should be an enjoyable, fun experience.
I will capture a large variety of shots of your dogs including:
- Portrait – Choreographed head shots, quarter and full body shots, taking in interesting backgrounds and landscapes.
- Action – Choreographed running shots and candid action shots.
- Big eye – photos taken looking down vertically with the dog excitedly looking up.
- Detail – fine art photos of feet, tails, eyes, fur from a close range.
In the unfortunate event of adverse weather, I will contact you the day before the shoot to decide whether or not to go ahead. We can always re-schedule.
Prior to the shoot it is good to consider if your dog needs any grooming, particularly if fur covers the eyes. Be prepared with some favourite toys and treats to bring with you and a change of lead/collar if you walk your dog on a harness. Very energetic dogs may require tiring out a bit beforehand so they are more relaxed and focussed for the shoot. If this is the case, please walk your dog earlier in the day.
After the shoot, it will take approximately 4-6 weeks for me to process the images. These fully re-touched images (at least 40) will then be uploaded onto the client portal for you to view. The resolution of these will be low and they will be watermarked. If required, we can arrange a viewing where I can come to you and show you the images on my iPad.
You can purchase prints, canvas and acrylics direct through my client portal but other products, such as cards/calendars/photo books are available on request.
If you have any more questions around the photo shoots then please do contact me.