AT THE SESSION
First things first, sessions are super relaxed so please don’t be worried or stress. I haven’t met a dog or child yet that sits perfectly for their portrait. Dogs and children are fidgets naturally so why wouldn’t they be in new place with someone new 🙂 It’s also perfectly natural for dogs to jump off and on props several times, please don’t get mad at them or stress yourself out, this is all part of the fun and trying to tire them out. Just think how well they will sleep when you get home haha!
I like to get you involved in the session as dogs see me as a fun and exciting new person so rarely listen to me telling them to sit etc. I find they respond much better to their own family member and often calm down a lot quicker too. There will also be plenty of time for toilet breaks and chill out time should your pooch need it.
I’ve added a little video of the adorable 12 week old Hunters session so you can see that it really doesn’t matter how active or fidgety they are, we can still get stunning images of your pooch 🙂
All you need is you and your dog (if it’s a doggy portrait). If treats are needed I have some for you to use so no need to bring them (unless your dog has special dietary needs of course). Feel free to bring any doggy outfits or props that you’d like to use just let me know beforehand so I can allow for more time 🙂
The short answer is no. Treats are only ever used as a very last resort. This is purely because treats can make a dog very hyper or over alert which doesn’t make for great images. We want your pooch to be nice and relaxed. If all else fails and we need to resort to using them than I have a lovely tin of yummy treats that you’re able to help yourself to 🙂 If your dog is fussy or has special dietary needs then please fell free to bring some of your own but leave them in your pocket until they’re needed 🙂
Mini sessions are only offered at certain points throughout the year. They are much shorter in length and do not include any props or background changes. As a result they do have less finished images for you to view. They’re great if you pooch is well trained and knows his/her basic commands (don’t worry if they aren’t though as I have several techniques that can help).
Yes, there is parking available. You can park around the back of the studio by taking the left road as you come into the units or park out the front of the studio by using the car park right opposite the studio entrance. Parking is free.
At your session we will book your viewing and ordering session for a time to suit you, so make sure you bring your diary. This will take place in the comfort of the studio and is an opportunity for you to view your images and place an order. This can take anywhere from 30 minutes to an hour but there is no time limit. If you choose to order after your viewing session there will be up to £100 fee per product to cover the time it takes to access your images and set up the gallery again.
I offer several different products to suit different styles. From a beautiful classic frame to modern acrylic art panels and print packages there is something for everyone. Products start from £99 and payment plans are available over a maximum of 3 months (at least 50% must be paid at the time of ordering). Clients tend to spend £400+ at their viewing and ordering session, some spend more and some spend less. For more information on payment plans or any of the products I offer please get in touch.
If you have any questions or would like to find out more then please get in touch. I look forward to hopefully meeting both you and your dog(s) in the near future.