• How it Works •
Before the Session
I will schedule a preliminary consultation with you to discuss your vision and goals for your pet photography session. We will choose the best location and time of your photo shoot and we’ll talk about options for displaying your images with the products I offer. To learn more about you and your pet you will be asked to complete a questionnaire. Session agreement will need to be signed!
Selecting a Location
Finding the perfect location for your photo session plays a huge role in the final look of the photographs captured in your session. I am more than happy to help choose the right location for you and your pet that has great natural light, interesting architecture, and beautiful colors that will complement your pet as well as your home decor.
Preparing for the Session
A few days before your session you will receive an email with tips and information to help you get ready for your session and make it run as smoothly as possible. If your dog requires trimming or grooming, I suggest it’s done a couple of days prior to the session. Not on the same day of the photo shoot. If you’d like to bring your dog’s favorite toy, treats, and accessories like bandanas, bowties, etc to the session, please feel free to do so!
• Indoor Session •
An indoor session is a natural choice for the winter months, but it can also be done any time of year. I can photograph the everyday life of your pet in a lifestyle session which will capture your pet in all of its favorite spots in your home. Indoor sessions are especially well suited for senior or fearful dogs who are more comfortable in their own environment. It is also suitable for cats and little puppies who haven’t yet taken all their shots.
Indoor sessions can be scheduled at any time of the day!
• Outdoor Session •
An outdoor photo sessions can be held at your local park or forest preserve, at the beach, or even in an urban area (Traveling fees may apply depending on the location that you choose). An outdoor sessions is usually scheduled a couple of hours before sunset to take advantage of the beautiful light at that time of day. It can also be scheduled very early in the morning as the light is also soft and beautiful at sunrise.
• Outdoor Session •
Outdoor photo sessions can be held at your local park or forest preserve, at the beach, or even in an urban area (Traveling fees may apply depending on the location that you choose). An outdoor sessions is usually scheduled a couple of hours before sunset to take advantage of the beautiful light at that time of day. It can also be scheduled very early in the morning as the light is also soft and beautiful at sunrise.
Enjoy the Session
Expect to have fun! Also expect that things might not go as planned, as it all depends on your dog’s mood that day. He calls the shots! And it is okay if things don’t go as planned! I am fully prepared to use my many tricks to capture beautiful images of you and your pet. The most important thing is to relax because as you probably know, dogs have the ability to pick up on your energy, and if you are stressed they will be stressed too.
DESIGN & Ordering
At the end of your session, we will schedule a date for your session premiere, where you will have the opportunity to view the best images from your session. This is the moment you have been waiting for! Your photos will be presented in a slideshow, then you will go through them one by one so you can choose your favorites. I will help you choose the perfect products to display your photos in your home and answer any questions you may have. I will also bring sample products so you can touch and feel everything before you make your final investing decision. Using special software, we will be able to visualize exactly how your wall art will look in your own home’s wall.
Enjoy Your Products
Your custom designed wall art, memory albums and prints will be delivered 4-5 weeks after your order has been placed. I use only the highest quality labs and vendors in the country, and I am certain you will love your products. If possible, we will schedule a time for the products to be hand delivered, or they can also be shipped directly to you.
• Frequently asked Questions •
How long is a typical pet photo session?
What if my dog is not good off leash?
How far will you travel?
What should I do to prepare for the session?
What can I expect during the session?
How long is a typical Ordering/Design Consultation Session?
I have no idea how I want to display my images. What are my options?
- What is your home decor like?
- What colors do you have in your home?
- What room does your family spend the most time in?
- Is there a specific place where you are thinking of displaying these portraits?
I offer custom designed wall art including modern canvas and signature frames collections. It will look gorgeous on the walls of your home. Many of my clients love to create custom designed Photobook as well! It will be my pleasure to show all the beautiful products at our Design & Ordering Session. There you’ll have the opportunity to see, touch, hold, and feel many of the different products offered.
Alessandra really does do amazing photography and delivers high quality products. She is friendly. She you feel at ease & comfortable when the session is in process. Gives really good suggestions and works around any situation. She genuinely knows what she is doing and Ithink overall would rate my experience a 5 star.Erica Zumba