My dog can’t be off-leash? Is that ok?
Yes! Most of the dogs that I photograph remain on lead throughout the entire session for their safety. I can even capture some action shots with a special long line...all while keeping your pup safe and sound! The leash is removed through the magic of Photoshop from the final images.
My dog is super nervous of / reactive towards other dogs, where can we go?
No problem, if you really some privacy for your session, I am more than happy to hire an enclosed dog run that we will have all to ourselves. As an owner of a sensitive, sometimes reactive dog, and a Training Assistant at Sussex County Dog Training, I am sure I can make your dog feel at ease.
What if my dog doesn’t sit?
It’s ok! I can guarantee you that I have worked with dogs that were more challenging than yours! I have plenty of tricks up my sleeve to create engaging images no matter what the obedience level of your dog is.
Do I have to be in the images too?
You don’t HAVE to be, but I recommend it! There are more ways that you can be in the images than just a traditional sitting with your dog and smiling at the camera. We can create images that tell the story of your relationship in a fun and natural way. Remember, you don’t have to purchase any images that you don’t love - so why not give it a try and trust me? You just might be pleasantly surprised!
Can I bring extra dogs or humans to our session?
In order to set your session up for success, please don’t. We want a nice and calm vibe during our session and extra dogs or extra humans can ramp up the energy level making everything too exciting. The only exception is if you have a legitimate pack and you need an extra set of hands to help manage the hounds!
What if it rains? What if I need to reschedule?
We will try our best to hold our session at the agreed upon date and time, however, sometimes Mother Nature has other plans and we will definitely reschedule. If you or our furry model is feeling under the weather, kindly let me know we need to reschedule as soon as you realize.
What about harnesses and gentle leaders, can those be removed?
I cannot guarantee that I will be able to remove the harness or gentle leaders from your final image, especially large harnesses that cover the majority of the dog’s chest. If your dog usually walks in a harness or a gentle leader, I recommend using those to walk them to the session and in between shooting locations, but if there is any way to have your dog in a regular flat collar that is ideal. If you have a sighthound, or other dog that can easily slip out of a flat collar, martingale collars are ok and preferred over harnesses.
Where should we have our session?
We will discuss session locations during our planning consultation. Don’t worry! I have a LOT of location options and I can help you determine the perfect one for the look that you are wanting to create and where your dog will be the most comfortable.
How much will I spend?
A session costs £95, which includes travelling within Hampshire, Surrey and Sussex, field hire (if needed), photographing your dog, and editing your images for you to choose your favourites for your wall or your album.
Depending on which of the products best suit your lifestyle and home, clients spend anywhere between £500 and £1500 on their products