What to

EXPECT

Let’s chat!

Call 720-238-3337 or email me so I can learn more about your pets and what kind of photos you have in mind. Ask me lots of questions and make sure I’m the right photographer for you. If you decide to book a session, the next step is a planning session. 

Planning session 

We’ll plan the details of your photo shoot over the phone. We’ll decide on a location based on your pet’s personality, the time of year and what kind of look you prefer.

This summer, I’m taking outdoor sessions only. Using my longest zoom lens, we’ll be able to stay far apart. (You and your dog will be about 10-20 feet from me.) I’ll help you choose an uncrowded location that’s perfect for your dog. I’m constantly location-scouting to find unique and scenic places around town where we can take your dog’s photos.

During your planning session, we’ll also go over photo release forms, pricing and set a final date for your shoot.
 

Photo shoot

When I arrive for your photo shoot, I’ll let your dogs sniff my camera gear and greet me as I set up. I may need your assistance in holding your dog’s leash and getting them into position, especially if we’re at a park. I’ll walk you through every step and I promise it will be painless. You may get a laugh out of the weird sounds I make to get a head tilt out of your pup! The whole process takes about two hours but it will go by quickly and you’ll have tired, happy pets afterwards.

Safety precautions for Summer 2020 include:

  • I will wear a mask at all times and expect you to do the same.
  • I’ll use my longest lens so we can be at least 6 feet apart – probably more like 10-20 feet!
  • No physical contact such as handshakes…or even petting your dog. It will be hard for me to resist petting your cute dog but it will be best for you to handle them. I’ll give you plenty of direction for posing and advice for getting them to cooperate. I’ll walk you through every step and I promise it will be painless. You may get a laugh out of the weird sounds I make to get a head tilt out of your pup! The whole process takes 1-2 hours but it will go by quickly and you’ll have tired, happy pets afterwards.
  • We probably won’t use any props but, if we do, I’ll disinfect them after each use.

Ordering session

About two weeks after your photo shoot, you’ll see the final photos. Ordering sessions will be via a Zoom call. You’ll still get help ordering your artwork. I’ll help you select sizes and styles to fit your home or gift-giving needs. I have software that can show examples of your pet’s images mocked up on the walls of your home. Clients tell me that these room mock ups are one of the best ways to feel confident they are ordering the right artwork for their space.