What does the session fee cover?
The session fee covers my time and talent during the session, preparation for your session, editing of your images (30+ final images), an online gallery for previewing your images, and a complimentary in-person or over the phone ordering session.
Where is the session held?
Several options! Pet sessions primarily take place in the comfort of your own home, which allows your pet to be the most comfortable and gives you a wider variety of settings that are different for each session. (Warning: I might rearrange some furniture, but I’ll help you move it back!) I also love doing sessions on location (a park, in the city, or a place of significance) and at my studio just northwest of Minneapolis.
My dog doesn’t listen very well/is camera shy/I have a cat… can we still do a session?
Absolutely! I have been around animals my entire life—including dogs, cats, horses, and more (I was a 4-H kid). I have my bag of tricks and carefully-honed techniques. Being an incredibly patient and calm person, I am able to work with your pet’s personality and energy level and use the best approach to ensure we achieve the highest quality images. I’m fast on the shutter to capture those fleeting moments!
What kind of products do you offer?
I offer a range of the highest, archival-quality products, including prints, digital files, canvases, and custom-designed albums, announcements, and holiday cards. Have something special in mind? Do not hesitate to send me a note!
What equipment do you use?
Nikon 35mm f/1.4
Nikon 50mm f/1.4
Nikon 85mm f/1.4
Nikon 24-70mm f/2.8
Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8 VR II
Lightroom, Photoshop, and my iMac
Do you use flash?
Yes and no. I use natural light the vast majority of the time for location work, but I always bring flashes with me in case I need a little extra light. Studio sessions are shot with studio strobes.
Anything not covered here?