Step-by-Step

1. WHERE

The first thing you’ll need to decide is if you’d like to schedule a lifestyle or studio session. Lifestyle sessions take place on location in your home at a a location of your choosing.* Studio sessions are held in my Madeira, studio. Lifestyle sessions are longer in length and will yield a greater variety and volume of photos to choose from, and the two sessions result in very different types of photographs. The decision to choose a lifestyle or studio session is ultimately a matter of preference, but issues of timing and pricing should also be considered when making your decision. For more detailed information, click here.

2. SCHEDULE

Once you’ve decided on the location of your photo session, call me so that we can find a convenient time that works for us and get it scheduled. I have flexible daytime, evening and weekend hours to work within your schedule, though it will take more time to get you on the calendar for an evening or weekend session. A 50% retainer is required to reserve your appointment.  You may mail a payment or make an online payment using PayPal:

 

Session Fees


3. PREPARE

Once scheduled, get ready for a fun time with your pet! Although many of my clients tell me they have no intention of having their photo taken, I invite (and encourage) you to join your animal in some of the photographs. Pictures that capture the special relationship you share with your pet are some of the most endearing. There is certainly no obligation to purchase a photo of you with your pet, but I believe it’s nice to have the option. We’ll take a full array of different images during your session, but I always encourage my clients to give some thought in advance to any special image they’d like to create.

4. GETTING THERE

See below for an interactive map and driving directions to my studio.

View Map

Enter in the doors labeled “Office Level” near Pilates Bodys or Ted’s Toys, then take the stairs down one level.  I’m located in Studio #13.

5. VIEW

Within two weeks, your private online photo gallery will be ready for you to review. You’ll receive an email with your login information and you’ll be free to review your full album of images for 3 weeks. This link can easily be forwarded to your family and friends as well. I’ll note some of my favorites shots for you, however, you know your pet best so the final decision is up to you.

6. ORDER

Once you’ve reviewed your photos, you are welcome to contact me with your order or we can get together in person to further discuss color finishes, cropping, creative layouts or other ideas you might have. These sessions tend to last at least one hour and there is no additional fee for this consultation. Once your order is placed, each image is cropped and color corrected with care then printed on high quality photographic paper by a commercial photo lab. It generally takes between 2 – 3 weeks to complete your order, which can be shipped to you for an additional fee. All images from your photo session are archived and are readily available for reorders.

7. PAYMENT

To begin processing your order, please make a deposit of 50% of your total order.  The balance will be due when you receive your photographs. Cash, personal checks and Paypal payments are accepted.