Frequently Asked Questions

What can I expect during a Pet Portrait session?

The most important thing is that we talk and plan your session. Don't get frustrated if on the day of your session things don't go exactly as planned. That being said, if we all stay relaxed we'll have a fun and beneficial session. My primary focus is on the comfort and ease of your pet. We take breaks to ensure time for belly rubs and changing your pet's focus if needed. I shoot in a very relaxed manner to ensure that you and your pet have a great experience.

How do I book a Pet Portrait session?

Simply fill out the "Book an Appointment" form on my web-page under "Contact" or give me a call at 615-439-0799. We can do our pre-shoot consult when you call or set it up at a more convenient time. I will answer all of your questions and we can then finalize a shoot date. To secure your shoot date a 50% non-refundable is required which will be invoiced at time of booking.

Will I need to sign a contract?

Yes. I will email you a contract that explains what's included in your session, as well as a release form stating I retain rights to all images and can use them in my studio marketing. It's all very straightforward.

How soon will I be able to see my photos?

Between 2-3 weeks after our photo shoot we will meet again for your ordering session. All images in your gallery will be edited and ready for you to choose how you want to display them.

Do you use flash when shooting?

I prefer shooting in natural light, but will use studio lights when needed.

What if my pet(s) are too hyper or nervous?

Typically, most are a bit nervous in the beginning of the session, but will settle down if everyone stays calm. We can get some great shots of them jumping and running around. If it's just not working out, we may arrange to come and shoot at your home where they will feel less stressed.

Can I request an outdoor Pet Portrait session?

Absolutely! I offer outdoor, at home and in-studio sessions.

What happens if there is bad weather the day of our session?

We simply reschedule either for a better weather day, or change to an at-home or in-studio session if there is an urgent need to get the session done.

How far in advance should I book my Pet Portrait session?

I recommend booking your Pet Portrait session at least a month or more in advance. I can sometimes fit you in on shorter notice, but there is no guarantee.