Step one: Hello!Now that we’ve met, tell me about your dog.
How did you find each other? How long you’ve been together? Was it love at first sight? What are the things they do that always makes you giggle and make your the day better? Or tell me how they are a complete doofuses and lug heads!
Start thinking of how you want the story of your dog captured.
Detail shots of noses, toes and tails? Showcasing the bond you have with them? Action shots with their favorite toy or galloping towards the camera? Or stunning images of your dog just being themselves?
With stunning pieces of wall art or timeless albums? Plus small collection of gift prints to share with parents (we know our moms LOVE their grandpups!) Now’s the time to start thinking of how you want to show the story of your dog.
Step Two: Let’s plan your session!
Pick a date!
My schedule does book quickly, so it is best to plan for about 2-3 weeks out from when you make contact.
**If you have a dog that is terminally ill or elderly, I will adjust my schedule to allow for a session at a shorter notice. **
In the spring & summer your session will be in the evening, an hour & a half to two hours prior to sunset. In fall & winter darkness comes earlier and we will still follow the rule of an hour and half to two hours prior to the sun setting to maximize the best light of the day.
More of an early bird? Morning sessions are available in the two to three hours after the sun has risen.Location?
Anywhere your heart is happiest. Or you dog is! We can hang out at your house & backyard, meander to a nearby park or go on an adventure to somewhere new. Not sure where to go? Check out some of my favorite places.
Step Three: The Session!
The date arrives! Eeek! I’m excited to meet you!
The first 5-10 minutes after we meet up will be spent getting acquainted with your dog as well as getting to know you. Your dog might be weary of the noises of my camera or weirded out by the fact that there is a giant eyeball staring them in their face and may take a little to warm up to me and the camera. This is totally normal! I’ll break out the treats or toys and soon your dog will forget weird things and unleash their inner superstar.
From there we will explore, play, and have fun!
The more fun we make your dog’s session, the more relaxed and happy they will be. If we ask for a sit, but get a lay, we’ll work with it! We’re going to let your dog be themselves with a little gentle direction if needed.
Additionally there will be a plethora of silly sounds – I will howl, meow, bark, buzz and make all kinds of odd noises to snag the attention of your dog for an instant. Feel free to be impressed (or giggle at me haha!). Aside from the noises, there will also be treats GALORE!
Step Four: The Viewing Session!
Two to three weeks after your dog’s session, we will meet for the Viewing Session either at your home or a local coffee shop (Caribou is my favorite!). Together we will oogle at the images of your dog and then pick the favorites that you just can’t live without.
Pick the products that will be your storytellers.
All of those detail shots you wanted? They will look amazing in a lay flat Albums on a coffee table or in smaller version in a purse or on a desk. The action shots you requested? They will look playful (possibly hilarious) as a collage on an Image Block or Canvas Gallery Wrap. And the one of you and your dog? Showcase your bond with a large showcase piece in a piece of Acrylic Wall Art.
After we wrap up the Viewing Session and depart ways the behind the scenes magic will start. This magic will edit out leashes, eye boogers, body parts from leash holders, an odd leaf or debris to make your dog’s images perfect.
—+ Step Five: Your dog’s wall art arrives!
The day arrives (2-3 weeks after the Viewing Session) when you will get the news that everything is finished and ready to go home to you – and wait until you see them!!!!! Eeeek! ♥ Enjoy!