The short answer is YES. You know your pet best and your presence will be a key element of a successful photoshoot. You can plan to help out with posing or action shots by throwing a ball, using verbal commands or repositioning your furry pal. For dogs, I will have Kiwi Kitchens air dry chicken dinner treats on hand, but if your pet has favorite treats or toys, please bring them! If your pet is indicating that they are done before the full 2 hours is up and we feel we have enough shots to work with, we can certainly end the session early. I am always watching for cues from your animal, and want to respect any boundaries they are trying to set.
I am a Nikon girl through and through, and will be shooting on my D3200 or my D500. Lens I use include my Nikon AF-S Nikkor 50mm F/1.8G and Nikon AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 55-200mm f/4-5.6G. I have a Photoflex paper roll backdrop studio set up.
As the photographer, I retain all ownership and rights to the images I shoot. Photographs will be received by the client in digital format, and are intended for personal use only, for example, prints, holiday cards, social media posts, or framed for yourself or friends and family, etc. By booking a session, you understand that as photographer I retain the right to use photographs I shoot on my social media, my website or any promotion for my business. I will always let you know if I include your animal in any promotional material so you can check out your little celebrity!
Do I need to be present for the entire 2 hour session?
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Who owns the photographs I receive? What can the photos I receive be used for?
What makes you different from other pet photographers?
In addition to a passion for photography, I hold a certification in Applied Animal Behavior through the University of Washington which is the only program of its kind from a four-year accredited university, studying under experts Dr. James C. Ha, CAAB and Dr. Renee Robinette Ha. As a behaviorist, I am able to pick up on subtle physical cues from animals that may be missed by the untrained eye. This can be a huge help in anticipating an animal’s next move and picking up on their ability to participate in certain ways during a shoot.