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senior dog

at home sessions

This session is specifically for senior dogs who are moving slowly these days, not getting out much or have health issues.  Dogs who are happier inside, in the comfort of their own home.

 

Of course that does not describe all senior dogs! My first dog Riley acted like a puppy up till the last week of his life, so if your senior dog is more like Riley then by all means sign him up for a "oh the places you'll go" session! 

These Senior Dog sessions get bumped to the top of the list, I'll do everything I can to accommodate you and your family as quickly as I can. 

What to expect:

lots of love - belly rubs, patience & dignity

 

What not to expect:

a rigid plan or watching the clock

How it all works:

Post production


Being a superstar is exhausting! After our fun filled shoot is over, you and your pup will be ready for a nap! While you’re at it the next round of work starts for me. I’ll be back at my desk downloading all the photos we shot, going through them one by one, curating a tight edit of the photos that really make your dog shine. After that I’ll make basic adjustments of color/contrast etc to all my selects, upload those photos to a password protected website , send you the link to pick your favorites and woof! balls in your court!




Delivery as needed


Depending on where you are and what you order we will figure out the best way to get you your prints.




Our creative call


All great ideas get even better with a creative call. Before our shoot we will brainstorm on the phone and talk about your goals for the shoot and what your house is like. Do you have beautiful morning light? Does your dog lay in a puddle of sun next to a window during the afternoon? You’ll tell me all about your dog, what you love so much about him and what makes him the great dog that he is.




The shoot day


I'll get to to your house and we will scout around. You'll tell me more about your dog and where he is most comfortable. I'll look at the available light and figure out the way to be the least intrusive with my own lights to make our shoot be the most relaxed it can be for your dog. We'll agree on a great spot and I'll set up my lights to capture the sparkle in his eyes and that soulful look that always makes you feel better when you feel down. We will go at your dogs pace, coming up with ideas for shots that will not stress him at all. You know best how to make your senior dog smile and I'll take your lead. If you would like to be in a shot with your dog I encourage that, just be aware that because we are inside I have to use more lighting than I do outside, set ups take longer, but hey, you can just hang out on the couch with your dog while I get ready. There is no clock watching during the shoot - we will finish when your dog lets us know he is done, or when we are confident we shot some really nice images.




Photoshop Magic


Next I get out my wand and work my photoshop magic on your choices. I’ll dedicate even more hours to making the shot the very best it can be. Whether its swapping heads, taking out leashes, adding flares, clouds or extra trees, I’ll make it a photo you will love every time you walk past it hanging on your wall and you'll laugh to yourself when you think about what we did together to make it happen. (Be sure to “take a look behind the curtain” to see examples of the kind of magic that goes into a great portrait)




Choose your favorites


When you are done oooo...ing and awe..ing at all the images of your amazing pup then its up to you to make the tough decision and pick your favorites. You decide which product you want from the choices that are included in your session and decide if you want to order any extra prints. You let me know and then its back to the computer for me to start retouching.





What happens if I have to cancel?  Please read through the FAQ's to find the answers to every possible question I could think of that you might have!

The Senior Dog 

$550 includes your choice of:

One eye popping METAL print

 of your favorite portrait, fully retouched

You pick the size:  8x10 • 11x14 • 12x12 • 12x18 

along with a Facebook and Instagram sized file for you to share.

OR

One sleek, modern ACRYLIC  print

of your favorite portrait, fully retouched  

You pick the size:  8x10 or 11x14

along with a Facebook and Instagram sized file for you to share.

OR

One classic CANVAS WRAP print

of your favorite portrait, fully retouched 

You pick the size: 8x10 • 10x10 • 12x12 • 11x14 • 12x16 •

12x18 • 16x16 • 16x20 

along with a Facebook and Instagram sized file for you to share.

AND

The ability to download up to 10 proofs from a password protected gallery that are big enough to look great on facebook and instagram. The file quality is perfect for sharing not for printing.

 

Just a note - If you prefer to photograph your senior dog outside on your property thats fine too! The senior dog session is priced  lower than the "baby it's cold outside" session because generally with a senior dog I will end up shooting less images overall, and not have as many post production hours involved so the price reflects that.

Prints on Acrylic, Metal, Wood, Glass and Canvas, as well as standard prints for framing are available for an additional cost.  Retouching is included in any additional prints purchased.  Please view Product page for more info. 

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