Frequently Asked Questions
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How do I book services with you?
In the first instance please contact me through the website or you can call me on 416 871 3425 and tell me a little bit about your dog(s)!
Where are you based and do travel?
I’m based in Toronto and do the majority of my local sessions in and around Windfields Park, Cherry Beach, the RC Harris Water Treatment Plant or Ashbridges Bay at sunrise and sunset. I toured Canada during 2022 and am planning have another Canadian tour for 2023. I am available for both private and commercial commissions internationally.
How and when do I make payment?
Your session fee of $175 must be made in advance of your session to secure it. You can purchase additional prints or products at your purchase appointment which we schedule within 5 days of your session. Payment can be made via e-transfer, stripe and paypal. If required, payment can be split over 2-3 months.
Do you do any indoor photo shoots?
I love working outdoors combining natural and strobe light - in essence, we’re bringing the studio outdoors to the dogs. I find that not only are dogs much happier in this environment but I can achieve more variety in the images captured. I also love being able to capture your dogs in different seasons.
What happens during a typical session?
We will meet at the shoot location at the agreed time and get your dog acclimatized to the camera (and strobe lighting). I will then take some practice shots to check the lighting and then will head straight into the shoot. You will be required to assist with the lighting during the session which will involve holding a strobe - I will provide full direction, but do let me know if you have any physical limitations. You are strongly advised to bring a friend or family member to assist with handling the dog (s) and lighting. Alternatively we can aim to bring in an assistant to help with the lighting which has a $75 assistant hire fee. (However due to the nature of the hours that I work, I am not always able to secure an assistant). You can find out how best to prepare for your photoshoot here.
Can you take photos of our children / family during our session?
I am predominantly a dog photographer and so the focus of my work will always be on your dog. I do however work on a project whereby I capture the unique bond between dogs and their owner so I am more than happy to incorporate a couple of these shots into your session if desired.
What happens if we have bad weather?
We can shoot in all conditions apart from rain or heavy snow. If the weather forecast looks unfavourable I will contact you the day before the proposed shoot to reschedule.
What’s included in the session fee?
Our photo session fee is $175 and includes:
- A two hour outdoor photo session for up to two pets from the same household
- A 5x7 inch gift print of your choice valued at $130
- A sneak peek preview image on facebook / instagram
- A guided online purchase appointment to select your favourite images and products
(Additional products can be purchased after your session)
What happens after the shoot?
Within 5 days of your dog’s photo shoot session I will take you through a guided online purchase appointment so that you can choose your prints and products combinations from a carefully curated online gallery of approximately 20-25 images. All products are of exceptional quality and come with a 100-year archival guarantee from our professional print laboratory.
Who do you use to print your images?
I work with GTA Imaging who are the go-to printing house for professional photographers in Canada and 3XM in Ireland for my high end window folio boxes.
When/how do I receive my prints/products?
I will order your prints/products and within 4 weeks they will be shipped to you directly from the photo lab.