Pet Portrait Sessions
Big or Small, Young or Seniors, Furry, feathered or covered in Scales I will work with all your babies!
Pet sessions focus on your pet but use you as prop in some cases. We do a design session in your home for me to meet your pet and learn more about their personality, likes & fears. The session can take place in your home or on-location within 15 miles from Rocky Mount, Va. After the session we do an in-home ordering session where you view 15 to 20 printed proofs and chose between a digital collection or a create your own print collection. All finished products are reviewed by me for quality before being delivered to your door.
Service Retainer Starts at $150
Do you only work with dogs?
I am willing to work with all pets with in reason. My main subjects are fur babies (dogs, cats, and equine) but I am also willing to work with reptiles and feathered friends. If you have an extraordinary pet that you would like photographed contact me and I will see what I can do!
How do I prepare?
Depending on your pet I ask you a series of questions during your design session to learn more about who I am working with for the session. We also go over all the details on how you can prepare during your design session. If your pet can be groomed I ask all grooming take place at least 48 hours prior to your session as this gives hair time to settle from a fresh shampoo or clipping. If your pet can be exercised I ask you do so at least 1 hour prior to the session and do feeding before exercising as this will result in a more relaxed subject.
Does my pet have to be trained?
A pet who knows basic commands does make the session go more smoothly and provide a better experience. If your pet has not been trained I ask you to start working with them on the basic commands of sit, stay, down, and off. These help with posing and giving you a variety of images. If you need help in learning how to teach them I am more then happy to meet with you and help. You will be surprised how quickly your pet will catch on to the commands when provided the proper incentive.
What requirements do you have for the session?
I require all pets who receive vaccinations to be up to date on vaccines, de-wormed and treated for fleas & ticks at least 14 days prior to the session as I work with other creaters and have creatures of my own to protect.