15 minute session
3 edited digital files
*choice of a 5 x 7 print
an additional digital file
1 - 2 dogs
Located inside the boutique the studio allows us to be inside and unleashed!
■ 60-90 minutes on average
■ Sitting fee includes online proof gallery with 20+ portraits to choose from.
■ Products are purchased separately (after your session is edited and in your online gallery).
5 perfectly edited high resolution digital images
1 custom print up to an 8x10
10 perfectly edited high resolution digital images
2 custom prints up to 8x10
20 perfectly edited high resolution images
5 custom prints up to 8x10
1 perfectly edited high resolution image .... $35.00
4x6 custom print .... $10.00
5x7 custom print .... $20.00
8x10 custom print .... $40.00
Custom print up to 17x22 .... inquire for pricing
*all fees do not include tax
What should I do to prepare my dog for their photo shoot?
My dog is shy /nervous/anxious. Is booking a photoshoot a good idea?
Do I have to order prints through you?
What should I bring to the shoot?
My dog doesn't listen well or know many cues. Is that a problem?
Is there parking ?
Can I be in a few photos with my dog ?
If you have a high-energy dog, we usually suggest a play session or a good long walk before the shoot, if possible. It may help them to focus and relax when they get in the studio.
Since food motivation is our main tool to capture your pup’s attention, it helps if you do not feed them right before the shoot, especially if they are only moderately food motivated.
If you get your dog groomed, you can time your shoot to your favorite stage of your dog’s coat-growth cycle. Hair growing into the eyes can make it hard to capture the full personality of your dog's face, so that's something to consider, especially for our doodle friends and pups with shaggy fur.
It is surprisingly difficult to predict how a pup will respond to the environment of a photoshoot. It’s a unique situation, and most dogs have never been in an environment quite like this, and it may take them time to adjust… but they almost always do. How much time completely depends on the dog’s personality. Some pups strut in and immediately start posing, like a super model. Others take some time to warm up.
Here’s what Tara has to say about working with nervous dogs:
”In the course of photographing animals, I have learned 3 important tools when a animal is nervous:
1. Patience- We take our time, let the pup sniff around and check things out and get comfortable .
2. Persistence- Once we start shooting, we keep going until we find what works for your dog!
3. TREATS/ TOYS - The real secret weapon.
Through my work photographing new arrivals for local rescue organizations, I have worked with many traumatized dogs who have a very good reason to distrust humans. The good news is: most dogs are food motivated and curious enough to brave the new situation, and soon they are having a great time posing for treats and playing with toys.
Most dogs are easy, a few are challenging, but I am always determined to get gorgeous photos of your dog that show their unique personality.”
Nope ! You can purchase just the digital files and print them at your convince .
The studio stocked with a variety of snacks. If your dog is very picky, or has digestive issues, bring their favorite treat.
If your pup is a fashionista, bring a few wardrobe changes!
If your dog is obsessed with a particular toy or ball, bring that along.
As long as your pup is food or toy motivated, we will manage just fine .
Yes, there is free street parking out front, and free parking in the lot behind the studio. You can enter the lot from Hamilton Street.
Absolutely! We often do a “family photo” at the end. Let Tara know at the beginning if you’d like to do this, and she’ll make sure to leave time for one.