What should I do before the session?

  • Get your pet groomed a day or two before the session. Just like having your hair and makeup done, having your pet groomed will let it’s beauty shine through.
  • If we’ll be using your home as the studio, tidy up any areas we will be photographing in. For sessions out on location, pack a bag with your pets favorite treats and toys.
  • For sessions that won’t involve much action, play with your pet for about 15 minutes before the session. This will help them get out any excess energy and make for a calmer session. But don’t over do it! We only want them to be a little tired, not completely exhausted.

Can I be in the photos with my pet?
Absolutely! While I mainly focus on pets during these sessions, you and one or two other members of your family are also welcome to join in the photos. For clothing, plan on wearing solid colors that aren’t too bright. Simple patterns that aren’t distracting are also fine, but try to avoid anything that looks too busy (unless that’s your normal style!). It’s also generally a good idea to avoid clothing with logos, graphics, or large words on them.

My pet can’t be off leash outdoors.
Keeping your pet on a leash during an outdoor session is perfectly fine! If it’s necessary to keep a leash on I can remove it during editing. If you normally use a harness I would prefer to use a smaller collar during the session but only if you are comfortable with this. If you don’t have any collars on hand I will have some we can use.

Do I also get digital files?
Included with every print purchase is a low resolution digital file of that image, perfect for sharing on social media, through email, or on your blog. This file is not for printing and will have a discreet watermark on it.

Can I buy high resolution files and print them myself?
Yes you can! However it’s important for you to know that some labs use lower quality papers and printing processes, and some apply automatic corrections that may change the way the photo looks, any of which could lower the quality of the print or how long it lasts. So when you purchase high resolution files I can not be held liable for any quality or longevity issues with prints you have made on your own or through your own lab, nor if those files get modified, lost, deleted, or corrupted when outside of my control.