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Follow the calendar below and click on any of the bolded dates, the available time slots will appear and the rest is pretty self-explanatory on how to pay and book your session. If the dates below, don’t work for you, join the mailing list below to be notified of new dates.
There is a full questions and answers section at the bottom of the page. Make sure to read carefully and make sure this shoot is for you.
Look forward to working with you soon!
WHY CHOOSE ME AS YOUR PHOTOGRAPHER?
My goal in life is to become your dog’s best friend. I have two high energy dogs who don’t always follow the script. I’ve learned to work with them, listen to their limits and above all have a sense of humour.
WHERE DO THE SESSIONS TAKE PLACE?
All portrait sessions take place in the east end of Toronto in my home studio.
WHAT TO EXPECT
When you arrive to my home the studio will already be set up. We give your dog a few minutes to get comfortable in my home and smell all the fascinating smells. This shoot will be lead by your dog. I only use positive reinforcement
and though we will encourage them with their favourite treats and toys your dog will not be forced into anything. We will read their mood as best we can and give them breaks when necessary.
HOW LONG DOES IT LAST?
The shoot will last up to one hour including an opportunity to pick your favourite image.
CAN I STILL BRING MY CHILD? CAN I BRING MY FAMILY?
When choosing who’ll join you and your dog for the shoot consider your dogs needs. If they get distracted easily, they may be more successful with fewer numbers. If they only listen to one person in this world make sure they can come too.
CAN I BRING OUTFITS FOR MY DOG?
They can wear whatever you want, because this is your portrait. Obviously make sure they’re feeling comfortable and no aggravated by their wardrobe choice.
HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?
$275 for one hour shooting, 5 retouched images and an 8x10 canvas of a image of your choice.
DOES THIS INCLUDE RETOUCHING?
Yes, all five images will be retouched.
HOW WILL I GET MY PORTRAITS AND HOW MANY DO I GET?
I will allow you to review and mark your favourite portraits in our time together, after that I will choose the strongest ones and will send you an email with a link to download within a week after the shoot.
CAN I FURTHER EDIT MY PORTRAIT AFTER I RECEIVE IT?
I would really prefer you not touch your portrait after you receive it, for the same reasons you wouldn’t paint over a painting that someone has made for you. As mentioned above, I have spent almost a decade learning lighting, post-production, retouching, colour, etc. So everything I do during the entire process is very thought out and purposeful. We know those VSCO presets or that Instagram “Nashville” filter are tempting to use, but please do not further edit your portrait in any way.
WHAT HAPPENS IF I AM LATE OR CANCEL?
All cancellations must be at least 24 hours in advance of the shoot to be subject for a refund. If you are late for your appointment I will give you whatever time you have left, if you miss it, it will count as a late cancellation.
CAN I USE THESE FOR COMMERCIAL PURPOSES?
Can I use my portrait for my album cover? Book cover? Advertising? The short answer is no.
These portraits are for personal use only. Posting them to social media networks is great and encouraged but they may not be used for any commercial uses UNLESS we negotiate that usage separately with a different contract. Why? Offering these kind of commercial shoots would be undercutting my entire industry and all my peers and fellow photographers. That’s why this is mostly for personal use and social media use. You may also use them on your business cards, on your website if you’d like and as a general publicity headshot.
(Please note: by signing up, you’re agreeing that you’ll only use your portrait for personal use and social media, not commercial use.)