Thank you for your interest in booking a holiday mini sessions! This is a great opportunity to get high-quality, professional studio photography at a special, reduced rate, all while helping animals in need. Below you will find many important session details. Please take the time to review this information carefully, as details on how to reserve a session and ordering deadlines are included.
$85 (plus tax) includes:
-a 15-minute studio session
-a $15 donation to Secondhand Hounds rescue
– your choice of either 25 holiday cards (see below for options) -OR- 2 high resolution digital files delivered electronically
-custom image post production, an online gallery from which to preview and order your images
Plus, if you bring one of the following items, you will receive a complimentary 5×7 print AND help animals in need:
-Nylon or leather martingale-style dog collar with a nylon or leather leash (please no Flexi-leashes or chain collars)
-Quality dog or puppy food (please avoid grocery store brands such as Beneful, Kibbles-n-Bits, Alpo, Old Roy, etc.)
-Easy Walk brand dog harnesses (size medium or large are most in need)
Additional photography products and pricing is available here.
Saturday, November 9th, 2013
Secondhand Hounds training space
4328B Shady Oak Rd; Minnetonka, MN 55343
The training space where the mini sessions will take place is behind the main office in the lower level parking lot. The entrance to the lower lot is on the north end of the strip mall past Chateau Pizza. The double doors to the training space are on the far end of that lot, close to the retaining wall.
*Please note: session times below will be crossed off as soon as they are officially booked (payment and forms received – see below for links). Sessions include up to 2 pets and their people from immediate families only. If you have more than two dogs you would like photographed, please book two adjacent time slots.
10:00 10:20 10:40 11:00 11:20 11:40 12:00 12:20 12:40 1:00 1:20 1:40 2:00 2:20 2:40
How to prepare you and your pet:
Leading up to your session, please practice sits, downs, and stays if your dog could use some brushing up on those commands. Although having a good stay is not required, being able to will produce a larger variety of images in your gallery.
Please make sure your pet is well groomed and exercised prior to your session. Taking a long walk or playing fetch the day of your session is a great way to help your dog get extra energy out. Feel free to bring your dog’s favorite treats (I will have a good supply, too!), toys for motivating, and any clothing accessories or props you may want to incorporate into your session.
Owners are welcome to join their pets for photos, although not required if you’d rather have your pet be the star of the show! Wear something that you feel comfortable and confident in, but without too much contrast to your pet’s coat (I would avoid wearing solid white with a black pet and vice versa). Dark-wash denim and wearing layers always looks great. If you are interested in holiday cards, please decide which design you would like ahead of time and coordinate your outfits with the design.
Within 1 week of your session, I will have your gallery of at least 8-10 proofs posted for you to preview. You will have 1 week to review your images and make your selection. ALL ORDERS MUST BE RECEIVED AND PAID FOR BY NOVEMBER 23rd, no exceptions. This is to ensure timely processing and delivery of your order before the holidays, given strict ordering deadlines with my professional labs. Once you have decided what you would like for your order, please email your selection to email@example.com and I will prepare an invoice for you. Shipping charges will apply for physical products (shipping varies from $3-6 for most smaller items, larger canvases will run higher, although pick-up can be arranged).
Holiday card orders, canvases, and standouts will be sent one proof to approve prior to ordering. Orders cannot be sent to the lab without prior approval of proofs.
As stated above, all orders must be received and paid for by November 23rd. You can pay online with a credit card through Paypal, mail a check, or I can take a credit card over the phone. Checks must be postmarked by November 23rd. Any orders not received by November 23rd will lose the opportunity to order holiday cards, due to strict holiday deadlines with my professional labs.
These two forms MUST be received prior to your session (please click on the links to go to the forms):
To send payment to reserve your session, please use the button below to submit payment securely via Paypal. If you would rather pay by check, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
To speed up your decision making process, I strongly recommend selecting your holiday card design before your session. This way you can coordinate your outfits (if you’d like to be in the picture with your pet) or possibly pick coordinate props to include. All holiday cards come with mailing envelopes and are press printed on a beautiful watercolor paper.
A. Feliz Naughty Dog:
B. Pawsatively Christmas:
C. Santa Paws:
D. Happy Howlidays:
And the following designs by local designer Maker of Rad:
E. Pack Christmas:
F. Love, Peace, & Joy:
G. Deck the Paws:
I. Pink Chevrons:
J. Green Chevrons:
K. Polka Dots: