The aim of the Pet Photoshoot is for me to provide you with a set of professional images that capture your pet’s true character – and give you something to treasure forever.
The following frequently asked questions will hopefully help you to understand more about our photography session together – but please feel free to contact me should you have any questions at all …
What pets can take part in the Photoshoots ?
- Dogs and puppies
- Cats and kittens
- Chickens and other poultry
- Rabbits and other small mammals
I am happy to photograph any creature who is special to you – so please feel free to contact me about your pet !
What areas do I cover ?
The counties of Essex and Suffolk. I am happy to travel further afield upon request. Please see my pricing section for information on additional costs for longer journeys.
How does the Photoshoot work ?
The first step will include chatting to you about your pet(s) so that we can discuss your requirements and talk through what I am able to offer. If required, I am happy to meet you and your pet before the day of the photoshoot and have samples of my work that I can bring with me to help you plan.
Either way, we can then arrange a date & venue and an outline of what I am going to work on to get the best out of the Photoshoot for you.
It’s a great time also for me to get to know your best friend a little and find out about their special character. It also helps to establish whether they are going to be keen on posing, or more evasive – as I can then plan the Photoshoot accordingly.
As the images are for you to enjoy and treasure, I want to ensure that your pet’s personality is captured for you. This means that our discussions will cover any special requirements that you may have.
It is important for the session to take place where you pet will be most relaxed and comfortable. I can take the photos at your home, in your garden, on a favourite dog walk or destination.
I aim to take natural, fun images of your pets and this means for dogs that an area of countryside – meadows, woods, a river or a beach – all make superb places to get the most out of our session. Most dogs I have met love water, so this setting is great for some action shots …
I am more than happy to suggest some venues if you wish – as I regularly hunt them out for walks with Rusty the Labrador!
If you are a horse owner, then you will definitely know the best environment for them to feel happy and secure, so we will discuss this prior to your Photoshoot.
The Photoshoot itself will comprise of lots of photos of your special friend, having fun either at home or your chosen location – which I will then use to produce a set of final images for you to view. Producing these images would typically take me a week. The plan will be to arrange a viewing meeting with you when the portfolio is ready – so that you can see all the finished images and choose your favourites. You can also decide how you wish them to be presented – for example – as framed images, as minimal wall art, or a photo book. I have a selection of stunning samples for you to view.
Don’t worry if you need more time to decide, as I will post a special client gallery for you on my website, for you to look through and choose.
I am committed to producing natural, relaxed images of your ‘best friend’ – so that you can treasure all that is unique and special to you and your family.
How long do the Photoshoots last ?
They would typically last between 1-2 hours, however, there is no specific time limit. It is more important for your pet to feel relaxed and secure, in order that I can take natural photographs of your pet having fun.
What time of day do they take place ?
It is usually better to take photographs in the softer light of early morning or late afternoon – as these will produce the best conditions for the images. However, our decision will also depend on the time of year, the venue chosen and your individual requirements.
What if the weather is bad for our Photoshoot ?
If the weather conditions are unsuitable for our planned session – such as rain, snow or fog – then we can reschedule at no extra cost.
What if my pet is badly behaved on the shoot ?
My dog, Rusty, is an angel when it comes to posing for the camera – but not all pets will be such willing models.
My intention is to help your pet to be as relaxed as possible, which is why I like to take time to get to know them before I start taking photos, ensuring that they are happy doing all their normal, fun things with me around …
You, as the owner, will always be the best person to control and encourage your pet if they are stressed or mischevious. I have found that a combination of patience, some treats or a favourite toy usually mean that we can work together to achieve the desired results !
What if I would like photos of more than one Pet ?
This will depend entirely on the individual circumstances and it is something that we can discuss at your initial consultation meeting.