Packages & pricing

commission a portrait that you will cherish every day.

What's the point of capturing amazing images of your dog if you never see them? Keeping photographs locked up in a storage drive doesn't really do you any good. Instead, indulge yourself with your dog's gorgeous face every time you sit down on your living room couch. Let your dog's playful pose remind you to take a deep breath during a stressful meeting. Or commemorate your dog's puppyhood on your kitchen wall.

Unlike most professional photography engagements, your engagement with me includes the cost of the shoot, a selection of edited digital files, AND a beautiful large ready-to-hang work of art for you to keep forever on your wall. Just decide whether you prefer a studio portrait or an on-location, outdoor look. Your large wall hanging, plus the digital files, are bundled in to the base price - and then you are free to (optionally) order additional a la carte items such as prints or more wall art, greeting cards, albums, print boxes, iPhone covers, you name it. 

I spend about 20% of my time investment on the shoot, and 80% on painstakingly perfect culling and editing, to create beautiful portraiture of your dog. Consider this a commissioned portrait rather than a documented event - you're not going to get 150 images of your dog with almost-the-same expression, lighting, and mood. Instead you will receive a handful of lovely images that are distinctly different from each other.


studio portrait (YOUR PLACE): $450

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Studio sessions generally last about 45 minutes (plan for 90 minutes to allow for set-up and breakdown) and take place at your location* in southern Marin or San Francisco. (Note: this requires enough non-carpeted floorspace - the rough equivalent of a large car parking space.)

The studio package includes:

  • One amazing, gorgeous, ready-to-hang portrait of your dog all set for a special wall in your home or office - sized up to 24"x36". (That's huge!) This can be acrylic, canvas, or standout mounted photographic print: I'll discuss the options with you during the shoot, based on your style and your dog's unique personality;
  • 5 professionally edited images provided as high-resolution digital files with copyright permission to share on social media and unlimited print rights (meaning you can take them anywhere for printing - they're yours!); and 
  • A downloadable mobile app, featuring all 5 images, that you can easily share with friends and colleagues

In addition, you will have access to an online gallery of your images for a la carte ordering of additional products such as greeting cards, print boxes, mounted prints, and iPhone covers. I'll show you samples when I present your artwork.

(*Optionally, I can arrange studio space in Mill Valley; $200 surcharge applies)

Let your dog have a whole wall, with a quad or triptych of Fuji luster photographic prints mounted on 3/4" black standouts, or gallery canvas wrap.

 

locatioN portrait: $650

Whether your dog is an urban outlaw, a city sophisticate, a trail runner, or a mellow (or cray cray) beach dude - a location portrait features them in their natural environment doing what they love to do best.

In our planning phone call, we’ll discuss the options about what might work best for you and your dog. Shoots typically take place during the hour or so before sunset, and last for about an hour (plan for 90 minutes to allow for extra time as needed). Weather can be great - fog is awesome - so unless it’s going to be really raining, we go mist or shine.

The location package includes:

Standouts are lightweight boards with an attractive banded hard edge and holes in back for easier hanging.

Standouts are lightweight boards with an attractive banded hard edge and holes in back for easier hanging.

  • One amazing, gorgeous, ready-to-hang portrait of your dog all set for a special wall in your home or office - sized up to 24"x36". (That's huge!) This can be acrylic, canvas, or standout mounted photographic print: I'll discuss the options with you during the shoot, based on your style, your dog's unique personality, and the types of images we capture while we're out on location.
    • If you'd prefer, you may substitute the one large portrait for a series like a triptych or quad of smaller canvas (up to 12"x12") or standout mounted prints (up to 16"x16"). Once I know your general preference, I use my judgement to select, edit, and order prints with my print lab. That way you don't have to angst over which images to select - I take care of that for you!
  • 10 professionally edited images provided as high-resolution digital files with copyright permission to share on social media and unlimited print rights (meaning you can take them anywhere for printing - they're yours!); and 
  • A downloadable mobile app, featuring all 10 images, that you can easily share with friends and colleagues.

In addition, you will have access to an online gallery of your images for a la carte ordering of additional products such as greeting cards, print boxes, mounted prints, and iPhone covers. I'll show you samples when I present your artwork.


multiple dogs?

All pricing and quotes are for one dog; if you have more than one dog, please discuss with me and I'll provide a custom quote. (The pack's temperament and training determine how many assistants I need to bring and how much time I need to budget for editing.)