Why do I need professional portraits of my dog?
The simple answer is, how do you want to remember them?
Our dogs are family, and we love having photos that show their joy and silliness, and preciousness.
But a lot of times our photos fall short of expressing the feeling we wanted to capture.
If you're like most dog-parents, you’re trying to get photos of your dogs with your smartphones, but your experience is frustrating:
It's hard to keep him sitting still just long enough to take a picture
she keeps looking away whenever you take out your phone and won’t cooperate
She's too energetic and distracted by everything else around her
Most of the time the photo comes out too dark or blurry
And even if you just so happen to get a good one in, it still doesn't quite convey the sense of joy and personality of her character that you're trying to bring out.
Sadly, most dog-parents go on doing this and don't consider a professional portrait until it's too late.
What most dog-moms and dog-dads hate to face is the reality of how short our dogs’ lives are.
They grow up way too fast! By merely 1 year old, they're already considered adults. Depending on the dog's size, if they are between the ages of 5 and 9 years old, they’re already considered senior citizens. By the time you realize you're dog is not energetic as he once was, you'll want images the story of your dog when he or she's not around anymore.
That's actually what happened to me.
I grew up with Fenix, my little black-and-white chihuahua-pug mix since I was 12 years old. He was born sometime in June of 2000, then died in April of 2015.
For fifteen years, he was my best friend, my furry little brother, and when he got older we affectionately called him "grandpa."
I sadly realized his aging when I noticed he couldn't jump up on the coach to join me like he used to, how he didn't have the enthusiastic energy to greet me at the door when I came home, or when I noticed his eyes start to get cloudy, and his hearing wasn't as sharp as it used to be.
While I'm so glad I was able to capture professional portraits of him that really showed off his personality, at the same time I regret that we have so very few portraits of his small puppy months and his young adult years, when he had so much energy, tenacity, and no grey hair.
And that’s when I learned I could help other dog-parents express their dog’s personalities and preserve their memories with professional photography.
When I started digging into dog photography, I learned that not only dog-parents were extremely ecstatic about their furry portraits, but they also had such a fun and memorable, VIP-like experience.
Here are some stories of clients I served.
What Other Dog-Parents are Saying
Now It's Your Turn
My goal is to help you celebrate and capture memories of your furry-kids that will live beyond their short lifetime.
Here's what your dog's portrait experience timeline looks like:
First, we'll start with your complimentary, in-person Design Consultation. We'll casually talk about your wants and needs, and I'll show you sample products and my portfolio. Together, we'll design your dog's portrait experience. After your Design consultation, you'll have the choice to book your dog's photographic experience.
Second, we'll meet together for your dog's portrait experience, which can be easily 60 minutes to 2 hours.
Third, we'll meet again for your dog's Portrait Reveal, and Ordering Consultation. This is when you'll see your dog's gorgeous portraits, and decide whether you'd like to invest further in any wall arts, or books. Dog owners invest anywhere from 400 to 3000 for their dog's gorgeous wall portraits and books. 50% of clients will opt for an interest-free payment plan of their choice.
Fourth, depending on where you live, I may personally deliver your artwork to you. If there's anything wrong with the finished product, we'll work together on making it right until you're absolutely satisfied with your investment.
If you’re ready to take the next step, you can start learning my 5 Tips for Capturing Photos of Your Furry Family, along with my 2018 Dog Portraits Investment Guide:
Unfortunately, your dog's best photos may just be the ones on your phone right now.
Even worse, they may never leave your phone.
Or they can be beautiful images full of vibrant personality, sheer joy, and a treasured work of art to adorn your home for the rest of your life.
How do you want to remember your dog after her time is up?
When you reserve a portrait session, you’ll have the peace of mind that your dog’s memories and stories will be preserved forever; you’ll have beautiful, deeply personal, and unique artwork to adorn your home with the warmth of your dog’s smile, and you’ll give your dog a fun and memorable experience that you’ll both remember for the rest of your lives.
As long as your dog is still around, no matter how old (whether she's 4 months or 12 ½ years old!), it's not too late!
A VIP Portrait The perfect, unique gift.
You may be thinking, “I don’t have a dog, but I definitely know someone who would love this experience for their dog.”
Or, you’re looking for a different, unique gift to wow your loved ones.
Gifting someone a special dog photography experience is a wonderful way to give a unique, thoughtful, and special treasure that will last for years to come.
Here are some reasons to give:
A Rescue Anniversary
A Dog's Special Birthday
Puppy Portraits (capture those fleeting moments before they grow up too fast)
Milestone Event (e.g. Training Graduation, Competitions)
A Celebration of Life (For those furry loved ones nearing the end of their life)