I come to your home with my small mobile studio. This includes backdrops, lights and camera equipment. Sessions usually take between 1 and 2 hours, although naturally this time has to be very flexible. I will need to spend time getting to know your faithful friend – whatever the animal, just as they will need time to inspect me and my equipment. Some pets might need to take a break. I have experienced some dogs getting over-enthusiastic about the whole experience, and I have also had cats fall asleep under the warm lights!
How far do you travel?
Based in leafy Moseley in Birmingham, I travel to anywhere in the West Midlands – and this is included in the photo-shoot price. I will gladly travel further afield for a shoot, often finding myself in London, so just let me know where you are and I can work out the petrol costs.
How much space is required?
In an ideal world 3m² or more of space would be fantastic, but I have successfully worked in the tiniest of apartments, so space isn’t usually an issue. I will need access to 2 plug sockets.
What if Fluffy is camera shy?
If your pet is having a bad hair day, and refuses to be photographed, then consider your pet’s favourite treats, or a time of day when they are most active, or a room they are most comfortable in. Although I can do a certain amount of magic with my camera, only you as the pet’s owner will know if Fluffy is primed and ready for her close-up. Have a think before arranging a time slot.
How long till I get my beautiful photo?
7–10 days after the session I will email you a selection of the best images from the shoot. Then you have the hard task of picking your favourite photographs. If you can’t decide then try emailing them to friends and family for their opinions, or have a vote in your office. Just let me know your final choices, and then you will need to wait a maximum of 3 weeks for your photographs to be printed.
If you are local, then I will hand deliver or if not, then they will be carefully packed, boxed and posted recorded delivery.
I love surprises, so if the print is a surprise present for someone, I will happily gift wrap it for you too.
Be warned, I have had clients complain about their pets turning into little divas after all the attention of a photoshoot. A pair of kittens called Elton and Elvis now only drink their milk with a cocktail cherry and through a straw, and a Jack Russell called Patch refuses to get out of his basket in the morning for less than 2 Schmackos…