"Will my dog need to be off leash to get good photographs?" No he/she wont! Most every dog that you've seen on this website was on leash for their photo session (even in the studio and even with multiple dogs, so lots of leashes to remove!). Here's an example of how I remove a leash as well as a collar tag, D-ring and add the special Penny Whistle magic.
"My cat is shy and doesn't like to ride in the carrier." I often photograph cats in the home for this very reason. With shy cats, I plan extra time in the session to allow them to acclimate to me being being around and then photograph with a long, telephoto lens so I'm a good distance away. Eventually they relax and I'm able to capture all the normal cat things that we love about them.
"Can I include our dog(s) in our family portrait?"
"Is there an extra charge to include our dog(s) in our family portrait?"
"My pet is ill and I don’t know how much time I have left with them, can I still get their picture taken?" Yes! Please contact me right away as I prioritize Silver Sessions. Senior and end-of-life pet portraits are some of the most poignant and meaningful images I take and are a beautiful way to honor your pet while they are still with you and provide a lifetime memory after they’ve gone. Read more about my Silver Sessions.
My goal is to provide a relaxed, casual and no stress atmosphere for you and your pet. There is never any pressure on you, or your pet. We'll take as long as we need to in order to capture great images. I approach pet photography in the same way I do dog training using positive reinforcement and patience to encourage the animal to be a willing and active partner and enjoy the session.
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