Pet Session FAQ
Pet Lifestyle Sessions? How Do they work?
These sessions are very relaxed & laid-back, I am their to capture your pet in their natural surroundings, either outdoors at their favourite park, beach or your own backyard and home. I capture those little moments in their life, their essence, their personality, their bond between you & your family, and how much they impact on your life. My aim is to tell their stories in a way that is personal to you.
My dog is very hyper & naughty most of the time. Does this matter?
I have photographed dogs with all levels of levels of obedience, even super crazy, naughty dogs! (In fact I own one cheeky little pup who fits that description perfectly!)
I still always manage to capture heaps of great shots showing off their quirky personalities. So please don't let this hold you back from booking a session.
My dog is very shy around new people, can you still get photos of him/her?
Absolutely! I have experience working with shy/nervous dogs. I always give them space and time to get familiarised with me. We will find a location that is free of distractions so they feel more comfortable and if need be I can keep my distance by using one of my longer lenses.
WHERE WILL MY SESSION BE HELD?
I am a natural light, on location photographer. Together we will choose the perfect location for your session.
Can I be included in some photos too?
Most definitely! I don't charge extra for you or your family to be included in any of the photos. My main focus is on your dog, but I do believe its very important to have at least one image that shows that special connection between you and your best friend!
DO YOU TRAVEL?
I do travel! And I love to do it! My standard packages include up to 50km travel from Launceston CBD. If you have any questions in regards to my travel expenses, contact me!
When is the best time of day for our session?
As I work solely with natural light, outdoor sessions are normally held in the late afternoon (or evening during daylight savings time) or earlier in the morning. This is to avoid the harsh sunlight and shadows of midday. For indoor sessions, I usually hold them anytime between 11am & 3pm to allow maximum natural light through windows
What happens if the weather is bad on the day?
Being Tassie, this happens more often than not! The weather plays a big part in the success of a natural light session, if the weather is not agreeable on the day of our session we may have to reschedule for another mutually suitable day.
DO YOU PHOTOGRAPH OTHER SUBJECTS OTHER THAN DOGS?
I do! I also photograph people and all other types of animals. If you aren't sure just ask!
MY DOG IS TERMINALLY ILL/OLD & HAS LITTLE TIME LEFT, CAN YOU FIT HIM/HER IN FOR A SESSION?
I treat these types of sessions as urgent and can fit your pet in for a session as soon as possible.
WHAT IF MY DOG CAN'T GO OFF LEASH?
This is one I get asked quite often! One of the great things about hiring a professional is that leashes (in most cases) can be removed in post-production. Pretty much all the dogs you see in my photos were wearing leashes during their session- bet you didn't know that!
CAN WE HAVE OUR SESSION AT OUR HOUSE?
Definitely! As you know I work on-location, so I come to you. And if you'd prefer the session in your own backyard or house that is totally fine! It is where you dog feels most comfortable and thats when I am going to capture him/her at their best. As long as their is some open shade of a tree or bushes that allows me to capture your pet in the soft, filtered light (as that is my signature style of work). If you would like indoor photos that can definitely be arranged, but because I am solely a natural light photographer I will need to photograph in very well lit rooms with lots of window light.
CAN I BRING PROPS TO USE DURING THE SESSION?
I'm not much of a prop person, but if you'd really like to use one in your session let me know in your pre-session questionnaire.
ARE DIGITAL FILES INCLUDED?
Yes! You will receive your images in both colour & b/w in a high-resolution format for printing purposes and also in low/web sized resolution for social media purposes. These low-res images have a small watermark applied to the them.
DO YOU OFFER PAYMENT PLANS?
Yes! I offer no-interest payment plans if needed. Contact me for more information.
DO YOU DO GIFT VOUCHERS?
I sure do! Gift vouchers can be purchased in any amount you'd like. So you can pay for part of a session, the whole session or even a session plus credit towards any prints, wall-art or storybook albums! The perfect gift for anyone!
HOW DO I BOOK A SESSION?
That's easy! Just click the contact me page and we can get to organising your session!