Frequently asked questions
What if my dog can't sit/stay?
This is definitely the question or statement I hear most when I talk to potential clients about having a dog photo shoot! It's understandable that you will be worried that your dog will never stay still for long enough to have nice pictures taken, however, they really only need to be in the right spot for a fraction of a second to capture a picture.
What if my dog is scared of the camera and equipment?
We take each session really slowly and allow the dog time to get used to me and my camera and other equipment. People generally don't like a scary black box shoved in their face and asked to stay still so we can take pictures so I don't expect a dog to!
Do I need to bring anything?
Not really! I have most things in my bag which we can use to help settle the dog (treats, leads, squeaky toys etc)
But if your dog has treats that they really enjoy and respond well to then please bring them along to help the session run smoothly.
Where do the shoots take place and how long do they last?
Before confimring your shoot day we will speak about locations that suit you and your dog. If you have booked a studio session I will meet you at my studio in Loughborough. If you have booked an environmental shoot we can meet at any local/public park or place of interest. If you have more of a city dog we can meet in the city!
My dog isn't good off the lead, can we still have a photo shoot?
Yes! If your dog is unpredicatable off the lead we will make sure they are on the lead at all times, especially if we are in a public area with other dogs. We can capture images by strategically holding the lead in a way that will make it easy to take out in photoshop after.
Do you charge for all the pictures after?
Depending on what package you have booked there may be a fee for additional digital images after. But I definitely don't change a fortune for them! I have seen many photographers off a 'cheap' photo shoot and then charge unbelievable amounts for a single picture after the shoot.