Investment & Planning

A phoDOGrapher photo session is an investment in custom artwork featuring you and your pet. Your session fee includes the time and talent of the photographer, online hosting of your photo gallery to share with family and friends, professional photo editing, an order consultation/design session, a color proof book including all images from your session, a photo credit to be used toward your order, and access to a great selection of the highest quality commercial printers and products on the market.



The most important decision you need to make up front is whether you’d like to schedule an “in studio” or a “on location” lifestyle session, which will impact the types of images we capture. This is ultimately a matter of preference, but here are a few other things to consider when making your decision.



What style photo are you aiming for? Studio photos are clean and crisp. With an assortment of solid, colored backdrops to choose from, the photo focuses entirely on the subject without any distractions. There are no props or backgrounds to compete with the subject so the attention is entirely on your pet. Lifestyle sessions are taken on location, offering a more candid, documentary style view of your pet and your life.


Generally, pets tend to be the most comfortable having their photo taken in their own home or a favorite outdoor location and in general, the most genuine moments of your pet are captured where your pet is the most familiar.


Check out the online Galleries to see which images best represent what you are hoping to capture: Studio, Lifestyle: Woof, Meow and Love.



A studio session typically lasts about an hour, while I request that clients allow 1.5-2 hours for a location session. These are just general guidelines however, and I will take as long as necessary for your pet to become comfortable, and to ensure that I have captured images that you’ll love.



  • Studio Sessions are $175.
  • Lifestyle Sessions start at $300 and may include an additional fee for travel.
  • For weekend sessions, add $25.
  • Prints start at $35 & Collections start at $450.


Your session fee includes the following:

  • Custom portrait session in my Madeira studio, or a Lifestyle session in your home or a favorite location of your choosing
  • Unlimited image captures of your family and pets (in the same household)
  • Photo credit to be used toward your order, ($50 for Studio sessions, $100 for Lifestyle)
  • A full color Proof Book including all images from your session
  • Professional editing and processing of your images available for viewing in a password protected online gallery, (approximately 20-25 fully retouched proofs for studio sessions, 35-40 for location sessions)
  • Three weeks hosting of a private on-line proofing gallery that can be shared with family and friends
  • Consultation/ordering session
  • Professional quality prints and products from the best vendors in the market
  • Travel within a 20 mile radius of the 45243 zip code, (a $0.50 per mile charge will be added for additional travel)