FAQ’s

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Do you only photograph pets?

Yes. I only photograph animals. I make an exception for horses and riders though.

I have a reactive dog can I still have a photoshoot?

Of course. We can either select a public area that is very quiet or work on private property to ensure we are not disturbed. Leads and collars can be removed in post production so there is never any fear that your dog may be out of control. If you have a reactive or nervous dog, just let me know and can come up with a plan that will ensure everyone is safe, happy and confident.

My dog won't pose or look at the camera

This is what I hear the most and the truth is, they always do. Dogs are eager to please and eager for treats best food or a toy. That accompanied with a strange lady with a massive lens, lying on the floor making silly noises, we have a recipe for success. The photoshoot is the fun bit for both us humans and the dogs too. You will probably find that your dog finds places to pose long after the shoot has been completed.

What if the shoot doesn't go to plan?

There are a number of reasons a shoot might not go to plan. The most common is the weather. I always keep an eye on the forecast and keep you uptown date up until the day of the shoot but sometimes the Met Office just get it wrong. If anything causes the shoot to be disrupted we will just re-arrange for another day.

My pet is elderly or terminally sick can you fit us in?

I will always do my best to make room in my schedule for an elderly or terminally ill pet. I can usually book you in on short notice and will make sure the location and pace of the shoot is suitable. The pace will be determined by how your pet is feeling on the day. I will always allow plenty of time and keep the session fun to get the most out of your dog or horse.

What will I need to bring?

A collar and lead, or head collar and lead rope are essential on any photoshoot to maintain control of your pet in public areas, where necessary. Sensible footwear and clothing are advised to help prevent slips or injury.

Treats in the form of food or a favourite toy are the perfect bribery for performance. Horses are generally happy to stand elegantly for polos and dogs a ball or high value treat are all that’s required.

Do I get all of the digitals?

Digitals are not included in the photoshoot fee but can be purchased if desired. My photography experience is intended for statement wall pieces and fine art prints. It works in exactly the same way as you would expect from a Photography studio.

What do I get for the photoshoot fee?

Included in your photoshoot fee is a minimum 2hrs photoshoot, one mounted 16 x 12 inch fine art print and 2 weeks of professional post production.

Can I share my shoot with someone else?

Of course you can share your shoot with someone else. Be aware that some shoot packages only come with one free print though so you might need to fight over who gets the print.

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