capturing all the little things about your pet that you never want to forget and creating a beautiful pictoral of your lives together. All of these sessions are on location and include one change of location within reasonable mileage. Let me explain how it works...
We will meet before shooting begins, sometimes a couple of days before, to get some of the giddy, I-just-met-you wiggles out during a playdate. It's my favorite time with your pet, because I get to bond with them, better understand your guy or gal and it gives them the upper hand, which helps tremendously on shoot day.
When session day arrives, I will first meet you out at your favorite haunt with your pet, like Home Depot, the local park, or Starbucks for a pupaccino. This could be anywhere that you make regular memories with your pet and that they are super comfortable with, such as hitting up their human Grandma and Grandpa's house for zoomies in the backyard or harnessing up Mittens and trekking through the greenbelt. Sky's the limit here, barring a super long commute to and from. We will then head home, where your pooch or feline feels most comfortable and at ease. I'll capture all the everyday squirrel hunting, lizard eating, sunbathing, and face licking moments that make you laugh or want to pull your hair out, or both. I'll look for prime napping spots and weird dinning habits, as well as that secret hiding spot where all your orphaned socks have disappeared to. Remember, I am not there to stop your pet from chewing your shoe, I am there to photograph it and immortalize it for all time!
By the end of what is sometimes two hours and sometimes five or six, I'm banking on the gas tank being empty. That is when the backdrop and lights come out for some portrait images. All of the pet portraits here in my portfolio were on location after some higher energy shooting time. That is my m.o. I just wear them down until they are pliable, much like human toddlers for bedtime. All of the sessions offered for Pet Documentary are a $150 session fee, regardless of how long it may take me to get what I feel is enough to tell the story. Sometimes it happens fast and sometimes it needs to keep going a lot longer, but it usually falls some where around the 2-4 hour mark.
I offer all of my work in print and encourage all images to be printed one way or another through my pricing structure. Every print that you purchase, no matter the medium, comes with it's digital file and full print license. Beyond prints and canvases, I urge you to consider a bound photobook for your table or bookcase. A photobook ensures that you will enjoy each and every image that you picked every time you flip through it. Photobooks tell a story with their editorial photojournalistic feel and come in at several price points.
Contact me for more information about your personalized Documentary Pet Photography session.