FAQ

FAQ

Pet Photography Sessions

 

Scheduling Your Session

  • Do you have any additional fees?
    • Special assignments will be charged according to the additional time incurred. The fee for each additional half-hour is $50.00.

  • What if I have to reschedule my pet portrait session?
    • The deposit is NON-REFUNDABLE, but you may you may postpone or reschedule the session up to 3 (three) days prior to the scheduled time. Rescheduled sessions must fall within 3 (three) months of the original date.

  • What is the payment process?
    • We require a 50% deposit to schedule your session. The remaining charges are payable in full on the date of the portrait session before shooting begins. We accept cash, check, VISA or MasterCard.

  • Can I have more than one pet on the portrait session?
    • The base fee includes up to three pets. Please let us know ahead of time if you have more than three pets, so we can make any special arrangements. Each additional pet will add $25.00 to the session fee.

  • How can I schedule a pet portrait session?
    • To schedule your session, call 702-285-2982 or email us at rose@petexpressionsphotography.com. Be sure to include your email address, or we will not receive your inquiry. Please try to schedule your pet portrait session at least two weeks in advance.

  • What days of the week do you schedule pet portrait sessions?
    • We can work any day of the week, in order to schedule the day and time that best fits your schedule.

 

Preparing for Your Session

  • Does my pet need to know basic commands?
    • Knowing basic commands makes the session move quickly, and provides a wider selection of excellent posed images. If your pet does not take commands well, the session time can be lengthened at no additional cost. With patience and perseverance, we can usually get great images, even if your pet does not want to cooperate. If we do not capture any portraits with which you are happy, we will be pleased to redo the session free of charge.

  • If I am going to be in the portrait, what should I do to prepare myself?
    • If you are joining your pet in the portrait session, your attire is important. We recommend solid colors; stay away from busy patterns. For a classic or formal look, a long-sleeved top is ideal. For a more informal look, a casual outfit is recommended. For sessions in the studio, we recommend white or off-white clothing, to blend with the background. Feel free to bring more than one clothing option with you for your portrait session.

  • How do I get my pet ready for the portrait session?
    • Your pet should be groomed, and given as much exercise as possible prior to the session. It is very helpful if your pet is tired and a little hungry. Optionally, you may bring your pet’s favorite toys. Do not bring treats; these are used as a last resort.

 

During the Session

  • How involved will I be in my pet portrait session?
    • We will work with your pet directly, but your help may be necessary, such as standing behind the photographer to help your pet look at the camera. We also can work with you on any special idea you may have. Sometimes, however, the presence of the parent in the studio is distracting. In this case, we will ask the parent to step out of the studio, so we can grab the pet’s attention.

  • How long does a pet portrait session last?
    • Every pet portrait session is unique, so the length of a session will vary according to each pet. Plan for approximately one hour of time in the studio.

  • What happens during a pet portrait session?
    • After arriving at the studio, your leashed pet will spend some time exploring the new territory. During the photo session, we will use objects such as a whistle, squeaky toys, and treats to grab your pet’s attention. Our goal is to capture your pet’s true personality and playful expressions, and provide you the best possible variety of images from which to make a selection. If needed, we will have a break for water and potty.

 

Viewing and Ordering Photos

  • What do you charge for Advanced Retouching?
    • Advanced Retouching is charged according to the time we spend working on post-production. We will give you a price quote in advance.

  • What happens after my pet portrait session?
    • Within 4 (four) weeks of your pet portrait session, we will contact you to arrange the best way for you to view the image proofs. Between 20 to 30 images will be available from which to select the 5 (five) images included in the Portrait Session fee, as well as placing additional orders.