Before the session
Before our session, we will choose a date and time, and discuss what you are looking for in terms of an end result. This includes your learning about dog's personality, the types of poses or activities you'd like, and deciding from a selection of possible locations for our session. I prefer to do this meeting in person (either at your home or meeting at a coffee shop), but it can also be done over the phone or via email.
Preparing for the session
Before your session, it's a good idea to plan for how you would like your dog to look on camera. I recommend getting your dog groomed or brushing them out prior to our session, we want them to look their best! If you have any bandanas, special collars, toys, or other accessories that you would like your dog to wear during our session, don't forget to bring those.
If you have a particularly energetic dog, I recommend exercising them before our lesson. This helps not only to tire them out a bit, but also to get that big smiling face that looks so great in pictures.
During the session
I know there can be a lot of pressure to get your dog to behave and pose perfectly, but if we're stressed the dogs often pick up on that. Relax and let them do their thing, that's how we can get their personalities to really come through on camera.
For dogs who are shy or nervous, we will spend a few minutes chatting while they get used to me and my camera. For energetic excited dogs, playing with them makes for excellent photos!
After the session
It typically takes around 1 - 2 weeks to edit all photos from our session. After our session, we can select a time to meet and pick your favorite images from your gallery and select from our array of our high quality products. I will have a sample of my wall art and other options available for you to review to help you choose what would look best in your home.
In the meantime between our session and the big reveal, keep an eye out on my Facebook page for some sneak peeks! You can find my page here at Pixpup Photography.
Depending on your selections, our typical turnaround time for products is 3 - 4 weeks. For your convenience, I will deliver these directly to you. If you decide at a later date that you would like to order any additional products, let me know at any time! I will keep all high resolution images from our session stored and easily accessible in my archives.