Faqs

 

Frequently Asked Questions

(FAQs)

What if my dog isn’t well trained and can’t be off leash?

No problem! I encourage owners to keep their dogs on leash, especially if they don’t have a solid stay. Safety is my top priority at every session. Leashes can be removed in post-processing. I also have many tricks up my sleeve (treats, toys, noises to name a few) to get your dog to look at the camera for long enough for me to snap that perfect expression!

 

Where do sessions take place and how long are they?

Photo sessions can take place anywhere in San Diego. If there is a specific location you have in mind, let me know! If not, I can give suggestions based on what type of scenery you are hoping for. Places I love to shoot are at the beach (Coronado, Scripps Pier, Del Mar, Fiesta Island), along trails (Penasquitos Canyon, Blue Sky Reserve), parks (Old Poway Park, Presidio Park), or wherever there are beautiful flowers, trees, views.

Sessions are usually an hour long, but I won’t stop until I have plenty of shots you will be over the moon about!

My husband and I travel around the Western United States often and I offer sessions wherever we are! Sign up for my email list to be the first to know about where we’re headed next!

What can we do to prepare for the session?

I always tell clients it’s a good idea to get to the session early and let your dog check out their surroundings, sniff all the new smells, go potty and get acquainted with the location. I will also give plenty of time for your dog to check me and my camera equipment out before I start shooting to make sure they are comfortable.

 

Can I be in some of the photos with my dog?

Of course!

Although the focus of the session will be your dog(s), I would love to capture a few shots of that special bond between you and your furbaby.

Why do you offer more than just the digital files?

My job is not only to take epic photos of your dog, but also to help you display these photos within your home to admire each time you walk by! All too often, we take our own photos or have photos taken and they never leave our computer. They get posted on social media and that’s about it.

So let me do the work of ordering wall art and creating albums for you so that you can display your beautiful images proudly in your home or office, instead of just on your phone!

What should my dog wear?

In order to keep the focus of the images on your dog, I think less is more when it comes to attire. A simple collar with one dog tag is perfect. Try to avoid having your dog wear a harness, multiple different dog tags, a collar with too many distracting designs or prong collars.

If your dog needs to wear a harness or prong for walking from one location to the next, that’s perfectly okay! Just better to be removed for photos. And if you like the look of having your dog in a bandana or outfit, that’s fine too!

What's the process for booking a session?

You can either book a consultation call directly from any page on my website or visit my contact page and shoot me a message with any questions you might have beforehand. I will get back to you within 48 hours via email. Either way, we will schedule a call to talk details and make sure we are the right fit for each other!

Then, you decide to book (YAY!). We will select a date, time and location that works for both of us. I’ll send over a contract for you to sign and you’ll submit your $199 non-refundable initial payment to secure your date and time. BAM, done! (I’ll secretly squeal with excitement!)

Next, it’s the big day and time for your pup to shine! We will meet at our agreed upon location and I will let your dog get comfortable with me and my gear. Then, it’s show time! Your dog will pose and play like a superstar and I will capture it all.

Within 48 hours of your session, I will send you an email to book your image reveal over Zoom as well as a sneak peek image from our session! Image reveals usually happen within 1-2 weeks of our session and you will finally get to see all the magic we made together. I will help you decide how best to display your images and then get to work ordering your wall art, albums etc! 

You can expect your products to be hand-delivered to you within 3-5 weeks 🙂