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 or run around like an absolute loon, 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 studio 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 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 🙂
This isn’t a problem at all! We will start all location experiences by taking a short ‘on lead’ calm walk so your dog can sniff around and get to know their surroundings. The session will then begin and will include ‘on lead’ poses (you can be edited out if you wish) with different natural backgrounds such as trees, flowers etc. We can then use the long line lead I have to get those action shots if you like.
If you prefer I do have access to an enclosed doggy friendly field so we can include some fun filled ‘off lead’ action shots too! Please mention this when getting in touch so I can see which dates the field is available. All experiences are super relaxed and I will explain everything to you so you can relax and enjoy the fun.
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 🙂
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 marked ‘Wigley’s Tenants Only’. Parking is free.
Once I’ve almost completed your editing, I will email you and we will arrange a convenient time for you to view your images online. The viewing and ordering session will take place in the comfort of your own home and is an opportunity for you to view your images and place an order. This can take anywhere from 30 minutes to an hour. I will be on hand throughout the appointment incase you need any help and to guide you through the simple process.
If you choose to order after your ordering appointment there will be a £100 fee applied to cover the time it takes to access your images, set up your gallery and organise another ordering appointment.
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. Packages start from £139 for a beautiful Premium Matted Print 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 £200 – £600 at their viewing and ordering appointment, some spending more and some spending less. You can see a full product guide here or get in touch for more information on payment plans.