FAQ'S AND AWARDS
What to expect
Do I get all of the digitals?
Digitals are not included for outdoor photo shoot sessions but can be purchased separately if desired. In the studio however, each package includes a number of high resolution digitals each printable to 8×10″.
Do you only photograph pets?
I am a pet photographer so I predominantly photograph animals but I do make exception for those that would like to be photographed with their furry best friend. Whether that is a horse and rider, or a special bond between a child and their dog I am always happy to capture those special connections.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
What would you like to achieve from your photo shoot? The first step is tol discuss what you are looking for from your pet photography experience. Whether its a long exposure landscape composited with your pet or some quirky wide angle portraits to be displayed as a gallery wall, we will work together to make sure your objectives are met.
Pet Photo Shoot
Your pet photo shoot will either be at a location of your choice or at my custom built pet photography studio in Exeter, maybe even both. The shoot itself will be fun for everyone, lots of treats, lots of praise and lots of fuss.
Your images will be ready to view in approximately 2 weeks from your photoshoot. You and your pet will be invited to the studio to select your favourite images and discuss your printing and product options.
There is nothing quite like seeing the outstanding quality of your images in print. If you have selected fine art prints or a luxury statement piece you will not be disappointed. All of the artwork is hand crafted here in the UK and for every piece of wall art purchased a tree is planted too.