The Details

So you think we should get together and get some amazing shots of your 4-legged pal?  Great, so do I!

I am willing to travel just about anywhere in the Portland-metro area, but if you are reading this and live outside my “hood”, please don’t let that stop you from contacting me as I am sure that we can make something work, you just might have to help me pay for my gas to get to you. :)

That being said, many of my clients choose to come to my property in Estacada for their session.  I have 5 beautiful acres, with access to the 30 acre and 120 acres property on either side of me.  A sampling of pictures taken on my property can be found on my Locations page.  It isn’t required by any means, but a great option to consider if you don’t have a specific place in mind.

While I have developed my own eye for great photos and I will confidently work the shoot, I am always open to new ideas and love taking on the challenge of working a different type of shoot than what I have done before.  So, if you have this super awesome idea in your head but not sure how we could make it work, by gosh, tell me about it. I am sure that we will be able to capture your vision and it will probably go down in the books as my most favorite shoot to date.  So please, pretty, pretty, please, don’t be shy.  Throw your ideas at me and we will get busy with the brainstorming and detail planning.

After we determined that we are destined to work together, we will start detailing out the specifics, such as where will the shoot take place?  My property? Your home? A favorite park?  What kind of images do you want?  Action shots?  Family shots? Posed? Or just in the moment while you and your pet are enjoying being with each other?  We will also discuss what type final products you are looking for?  Prints?  Canvases?  Album?  Not that you have to be 100% sure what you want before our session, but having at least an idea will help to set up know how to shoot the session.  Oh, and of course, we will set a date and time (I probably should have listed that first, huh?).  I will be able to get most of this information by having you fill out a fun pre-shoot questionnaire, but usually follow up with a call or email to make sure I perfectly clear on everything you wrote.

Once we have all the details planned out and the day of the shoot arrives, we will spend some time getting acquainted, not necessarily you and me, but more me, my camera and your pet as I want this to be a fun experience for all and I can’t imagine it would be fun if you (the pet in this case) are scared of the stranger with the black thing that she always holds up to her face.  It usually doesn’t take long for your pet and I to become best friends as I come with lots of treats and toys (with that in mind, please let me know ahead of time if your pet has any dietary restrictions).

After we are all acquainted, that is when the fun begins.  Lots of laughing, funny noises (usually from me as I try to get your pets attention) and me making a fool of myself while I wriggle and crawl over the ground in order to get “that shot”.

After the shoot, we will say goodbye and I will go home and spend hours meticulously editing all of the images of our time together.  Once I am done, about 3 weeks later, I will send you an email link to your personalized, online gallery.  You will have 4 weeks to decide which images and products that you would like to purchase.  We will usually chat again on the phone at this point as you will have so many amazing images to choose from, that it sometimes be difficult to decided what products would be best.   Once you make your selection I will review all the images, make final edits if needed (removing leashing, eye goobers, etc) and then order you products.  Depending on the type of quantity of products ordered, this process usually takes about 2 weeks.

When I receive all your fabulous products and prints back we will chat again and determine the best time for me to swing by and make a special delivery. :)

If the pictures turn out to be everything that you hoped for and even more, I do ask that you will spread the word about me and my camera.  I don’t do any marketing and rely solely on the word of mouth of my clients,  and the best compliment that I could ever receive would be a personal  referral to your friends and family.

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