DO YOU PHOTOGRAPH PETS OTHER THAN DOGS?
Yes! I also shoot cats, birds, horses, rabbits, and any other creature you may possibly have.
Where do the photoshoots take place?
Wherever you want! I have a full page dedicated to locations here.
What if I don't trust my pet off the lead?
Don't worry, you're not the only one! In fact, most of the pets I photograph are still attached to their leash, you just wouldn't know it. I have a few sneaky tricks to get around this concern that you can read about in more detail over on my blog.
How are my photos delivered?
I use Pixieset to digitally deliver all of my photos. This is a website that allows you to favourite, share and download photos in whatever file size you desire. Once your photos are ready, I'll send you an email with a link to your unique album.
How long UNTIL I RECEIVE MY PHOTOS?
After the photoshoot is complete, I will upload proofs to Pixieset within 2-4 days for you to choose your favourite photos from. I can easily snap away 500 photos on the day of the shoot, so I narrow the selection down for you to the amount listed on your session choice. These proofs that I provide will be unedited, low resolution images for purposes of viewing and favouriting only - they are not to be saved, download, screenshot, or shared in any way.
The final photos will be delivered approximately 1-3 weeks after you have selected your favourites. This allows time for editing and retouching the photos to a professional quality. Please note that editing can not begin until you have decided on the final images for your order.
What times are you available?
I am available 7 days a week, though I generally try and keep my photoshoots in the time period from sunrise, + 2 hours, and sunset, - 2 hours, for the best results. Please send me an enquiry form if you wish to book outside of these times. When you go to Book Now, all available time slots are listed for your convenience.
What do I need to do to prepare for the photoshoot?
If you happen to have a pet that is full of abundant amounts of energy, it could be a wise idea to take them for a walk in the hour before the shoot to help ensure they are settled and willing to give their full attention.
Grooming of your pet (and of yourself if you plan on being in the photos) is also a good idea.
Do I need to bring anything?
If your pet has a favourite toy or treat they just absolutely love, bring it along! I always bring my own squeaker toys and plenty of healthy treats in order to help retain their attention, but nothing ever does this as well as their favourite toy/treat. Bringing your own treats is also a good idea if your pet has any food allergies.
What if I have more than one pet?
Don't worry, you won't have to buy an entire session for every pet you have. Instead, just pay $50 per extra pet on top of your chosen session. My Premium Session already includes the cost of up to 3 pets.
Can I be in the photos with my pets?
Of course! If you want to be in the photos as well, I am more than happy to accommodate. I'd be silly to say no to the chance of capturing the bond between a pet and their owner. If you do plan on being in some of the photos, please consider wearing something you feel comfortable and confident in - after all, we want you looking your best also!
I do ask, though, that no more than two humans are to be present in the photos, as, ultimately, the photoshoot is all about your pet.
How Can I pay?
After submitting your booking form, if you wish to pay with credit/debit card, Paypal or bank transfer, I will send you an invoice to complete your payment. With the exception of cash, all bookings require a 50% deposit that is due 48 hours before your scheduled shoot. The remainder of the total payment is due 1 week after your shoot. If you wish to pay with cash, I require the full total payment on the day of the photoshoot.
Please note that for my own protection, I cannot deliver the final product until I have received the full payment.
What if I need to cancel?
If you need to cancel, please let me know as soon as you possibly can by phone or email. However, please understand that because your deposit reserves your agreed upon time and prevents others from being able to choose the same time slot, your deposit will be forfeit for any cancellations that happen with less that 48 hours notice.
What if I need to Reschedule?
If you need to reschedule for any reason, please do your best to notify me as soon as possible by phone or email. Please understand that if less than 48 hours notice is given, a $50 fee will be charged, as it is unlikely I will be able to refill your time slot.
Also, be aware that sometimes photoshoots will need to be rescheduled due to poor weather conditions, ie. thunder storms, non-stop rain, high winds, etc. If this is the case, I will notify you as soon as I can to rearrange a more appropriate time. Of course, no fee will be charged for weather related reasons.