The best place to start is by checking out our pricelist and having a rough idea of what you might like to get out of this session. We can then discuss a date to schedule the photoshoot (Mondays and Tuesdays are the best for me) and a backup day in-case of bad weather. Weekdays are always best as it is a lot quieter, but I do have some Sunday availability and Saturdays in day light saving. Late afternoon (3.30pm in winter months) and (5pm in day light savings) is the best time for photoshoots – just before sunset. This will ensure that we get the best quality of light, very early morning sessions are also a possibility too. Once we have organised a time, a deposit of $100 will be made and the booking form will be sent to you. To finalise the booking, a questionnaire will be sent out, this is so I can learn more about your dog/s, what you want out of your session and how you’d like to display the resulting artwork (if you already know but is not necessary, we can decide later). I will then send out a location guide which includes my favourite places to shoot all around Adelaide. This will include beaches, parks, urban areas and forests, but if you have a special place in mind we can certainly do it there also. Based on the answers we will choose a location best suited to you and your dog and craft a customised session based on what you’d like out of the session.
A week before your photoshoot I will send through a session preparation guide which outlines how to prepare for the big day. This will help the session run as smoothly as possible. I will also be confirming the booking date, or rescheduling depending on the weather forecast. My sessions are meant to be enjoyable and a stress-free experience for both the dogs and the humans, please don’t stress about your dog not ‘performing’ well. Dogs have amazing ability to pick up on human emotions. For active dog’s it is recommended that you get there a little earlier to try and tire them out or take them for a walk previously. If your dog is shy or timid we might sit and chat, so the dog has time to get used to me. The main part is that you and your dog both have fun.
About a month after our session, it will be time for the image reveal and the ordering appointment. I will carefully select and edit the best images to show you. I will come to your house or we can meet somewhere mutual like a coffee shop and go through the photos together. This session can be a little overwhelming but I’ll help guide you through the decision-making process as we determine how to best display and enjoy your favourite images. However, in the meantime keep an eye out for sneak peeks on our Facebook and Instagram page. I will bring examples of work I have printed so that you can get a good idea of sizing and types of artwork that I offer (e.g. Acrylic print, canvas and picture frame). Once payment is made I will order straight away and will hand deliver within an hour from Adelaide. Shipping can be an option if needed.
Three to four weeks after your ordering appointment, it is time for me to deliver your much-anticipated artwork. There is no better feeling than watching my clients unwrap their new art pieces featuring their beloved pets.