I specialize in capturing the heart and soul of your animal companion.
This is approximately 2-3 hours of shooting time, but can vary depending on the animal’s needs, and how long it takes to develop that connection. We’ll know when we’re finished. After the shoot, you will receive a link to a private online proofing gallery of carefully retouched photos, 4×6 prints and small digital files of the final images, as well as one 8×10 print of your favorite shot. Extra prints or larger sizes may be ordered separately. This shoot can include up to three animal and/or human subjects. For additional animals or humans, please contact me for a quote.
I spend the day with you and your animal companion, getting to know you all in a way that isn’t possible in the shorter day of shooting. It’s approximately a 5 hour day, but can vary slightly depending on location, rest breaks, and connection building. We can shoot in your home, take a walk, go to the dog park, or other favorite places for you and your animal companion. It’s a great way to create a portfolio of shots that can be turned into a series of framed photos, an archival photo book, calendar, cards and more. After the shoot, you will receive a link to a private online proofing gallery of carefully retouched photos, 4×6 prints and small digital files of the final images, plus two 8×10 prints of your favorite shots. Extra prints or larger sizes may be ordered separately. This shoot can include up to three animal and/or human subjects. For additional animals or humans, please contact me for a quote.
Please contact me for a preliminary phone consultation.
*Pricing includes travel up to 30 miles round trip from the Santa Monica area. $1 per mile fee for travel over 30 miles.
I shoot in the space where your animal companion feels the most comfortable – their own home, not an unfamiliar studio. Sometimes we can also visit a favorite dog park or dog friendly beach area, depending on what your animal friend likes best, and the best lighting available. As you can see from my galleries, I almost always work with natural light, but I do have strobes available when appropriate for the animal. I’m not going for a typical “studio” type experience, shooting cute pictures of animals posing or doing tricks. My desire is to connect with your animal companion on a soul level and shoot to capture their nature and individual personality. That requires time to allow the connection to occur. I very often ask pet guardians to step away for a period of time, and leave me alone with their babies so I can develop a calm and relaxing space from which to shoot. Even the shyest of cats will venture out when given some space and calm energy (and the right toys or treats).
In preparation, you can gather any favorite toys, blankets, treats and other comfort items for your companion, in order to help them feel more relaxed and have a great experience with me.