Location shoots highlight your dog in his or her natural environment, and we live in one of the most awesome places in the world for location photography. Whether it's beach, field, trail, or city street, we'll select a location in San Francisco or southern Marin that fits your dog's personality. Your location shoot fee includes:
- our pre-shoot in-person consult, where we decide where and when to shoot, and I get to meet your wonderful dog;
- any location scouting that I do in advance of the shoot (I'll be out looking for the perfect spot!);
- our 60 - 90-minute shoot on location in San Francisco or Marin County, usually late afternoon/early evening, including myself and often one assistant; and
- my time in selection, culling, and editing of a selection of ~15 - 20 proof images to review with you during our ordering session.
- (Please note: no files or prints are included in the shoot fee. We will order your art separately when we meet after the shoot. For planning purposes, you should budget ~ $800 - $2000 for your dog portraiture.)
Shoot fee: $215
(Additional dog from the same household: $45. More than two dogs? Let's discuss.)
Many people favor the crisp, clean look of studio photography. With studio images, all potential distractions are removed, leaving an image that is 100% your dog - with lots of close-up detail and every nuance of expression in your dog’s eyes. Studio sessions generally last about 45 minutes (plan for at least 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.)
Your studio shoot fee includes:
- our pre-shoot consult, where we meet in person to discuss your preferences (and to give your dog a chance to get to know me a bit in advance of the unusual setting of the studio lights);
- our 45 - 60-minute shoot at your location (and yes I can do offices!);
- my time in selection, culling, and editing of a selection of ~10 - 15 images to review with you during our ordering session.
- (Please note: no files or wall art are included in the shoot fee. We will order your art separately when we meet after the shoot. For planning purposes, you should budget ~ $800 - $2000 for your dog portraiture.)
Shoot fee: $215
(If you have additional dogs for a studio shoot we'll have to discuss logistics and I'll provide you with a quote.)
I understand that it's a luxury to have your dog professionally photographed. Ultimately, for me, it's all about having gorgeous art, featuring your dog, hanging on your walls. So if you're not too fussy about having HUGE wall art or multiple pieces or a large gallery of options to choose from, but still want to capture your dog in this way, my starter package is the perfect option. Less time editing and location scouting means that I can pass those savings on to you.
Unlike the other sessions, the starter package includes both the session and wall art, as follows:
- a pre-shoot consult, where we meet in person to discuss your preferences (and for your dog and I to get acquainted);
- a 60 - 90-minute shoot on location in San Francisco or Marin County, at a location of my choosing (with your input, but I'm not going to scout a brand new location), usually late afternoon/early evening, in which you will assist me with your dog;
- a limited gallery selection of ~3 - 5 watermarked images which I will review with you during our ordering session and which you can use for sharing on social media, AND
- from these we will select an image to turn into a beautiful, shiny, crisp 16x24 gallery-quality acrylic print (see here for description). This will be beautiful wall art that you can cherish forever.
- (Note: one dog only and no other discounts will apply. Fee will be collected in during our initial consultation.)
Starter package fee: $450*
* plus California sales tax and shipping charges
It may just be the BEST employee perk ever - dog portrait sessions at your office! Your employees bring their dogs for 20-minute sessions throughout the day. The dogs are happy, which makes your employee happy, which makes you happy, so everybody wins. I don't need much space - see to the right for the 'before' and 'after' of one gorgeous studio 'model' during a mini-session at a hair salon in Mill Valley.