Preparing for your "Paw-Trait" session.

To get the very best from your session at our studio we would recommend that you exercise your dog beforehand - especially if they are one of the more active breeds, Spaniel, Gun Dog or Hound or quite young and hyper-active.


1) What Should I Bring To The Photo Session

As you’d expect we have plenty of treats and toys in the studio, but in case your dog is fussy or easily get an upset tummy we always recommend you bring a few of their own favourite treats along, it’s also helpful if you bring something along that smells of them, a favourite toy or comfort blanket usually works best especially if they are young or a puppy.


2) How Long Do The Sessions Last

The shoots don’t generally last longer than an hour and most are finished much sooner but it always depends on the dogs - some dogs take to the new environment and lights pretty easily - others need a bit of work (read bribery!!) but either way the sessions are fun and the dogs love it. We do two or three set changes in that time and use different props to give plenty of variation - but we also shoot the standard close up face portrait too!  


3) Does my pet need to be trained for the session

Certainly not! We often work with rescue animals that have limited knowledge of basic commands. Sure, knowing basic commands such as sit, come and lay down are helpful, but they aren’t required. If necessary, we can work some magic in Photoshop to remove leads and or hands.


4) Can I be included in some of the photos with my pet

Yes, of course! Let us know before your appointment. Compliment your pet’s fur with solid colour clothing and pick a neutral colour (not matching) that hides pet hair. Avoid white.


5) How far in advance do you schedule sessions

We use an online booking & scheduling system which is "self book" - this means you get to see our calendar availability in real time - you can book up to 7 weeks in advance.


6) What Happens After the Session

Following on from the session you will be invited back to your own private design consultation where Colin will help you decide which photographs to turn into a wall art piece, or perhaps an album or memory box of your choice.

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