Making a Booking
The best way of contacting me is via email due to the fact that I spend a good portion of my day out walking the dogs or taking photos of pets! You can send me a mail direct to firstname.lastname@example.org or you can use the contact form which can be found in the 'Contact' section of this website.
I will send you over some information and ask you to complete a short questionnaire about your pet and from there we can arrange a date and time to meet.
There are many locations we can choose from, I am happy to take suggestions from you if you have a favourite walk that your dog enjoys and where they feel most relaxed. When you consider a location try to be mindful of the backgrounds, the amount of light available and space for us to move about in, for example, dense woodland with narrow paths is not going to be ideal. If the location you suggest is within a reasonable distance I will always go and check it out before the shoot.
If you choose your home as the location for the shoot, again we will need an area with ample space and natural light, if the shoot will take place indoors remember to put things like vacuum cleaners and ironing boards away.. they don't make the best background items!
The Day of The Shoot
If we have arranged our shoot to take place in an outdoor location and the weather is not looking good (this is England after all, it happens a lot!) we can re-schedule our shoot for another day at absolutely no extra charge.
I would much prefer our shoot take place with some good bright natural light, some cloud is fine but overcast or wet days will just give us some pretty gloomy looking images.
When we meet I will spend a little time getting to know your pet, I will do my best not to get too over-excited and limit the squeals of delight to just maybe one or two!
If you have a nervous dog or cat, that's fine, I will restrain myself further and we will totally work at your pets pace, I can use longer lenses to put a little extra distance between us on the shoot to keep them feeling at ease. Most pets settle very quickly, especially when they realise I have treats!
The photo shoot can last between one to two hours and during that time I will take a variety of portrait and action shots and any other specific types of photo that you want me to capture.
What Happens Next?
After the session I will edit the photographs using the most up to date professional software which will take around 10-14 days to complete. When the images are ready I will upload them to a private, password protected gallery on my website, you will be provided with the password and only yourself and anyone you choose to share it with can view the images.
From the Gallery you can begin to choose which images you would like to keep and which package option you would prefer. (Details of packages will be emailed to you at time of booking).
Everything can be arranged from viewing the gallery online, alternatively I am more than happy to visit and present the images to you in person, I can help you to choose your images and if you are planning to have one or two of your images mounted and framed I can offer you advice and show you some samples.
The lab I have chosen to work with to produce prints of and frame my images are one of the best in the industry, prints are reproduced to the highest standards and mounting and framing is all hand crafted by a highly skilled workforce using award winning products.
Once ordered, most items can be delivered to you within 5-7 working days.