Click the link below. We start with a short call, and together will start to plan your personalized pet portrait experience. I'm here to help you from start to finish.
This is where the FUN happens! Leave all the worries and expectations at the door. It's time to relax and enjoy the experience. Your dog's only job is to be a dog!
The best part. You will get to select your favorites portraits. I am there to guide you through all the options so that you can select art work that works best for you.
You & your pet will be guests at our private 70-acre outdoor studio that is specifically made for dog photo sessions. It's an oasis with endless possibilities.
No worrying about other dogs, busy parks or streets...I've got you covered!
Hi, I am Ann!
As a pet mom, I simply love helping other pet owners create lasting memories of their pets. So many of us have our smart phones full of decent photos of our pets, but rarely are they good enough to warrant printing or hanging them on the wall.
Which is why I have loved honing my skills and curating our special property, to help ensure that we can bring out, and then capture your pet at their best, and in their element.
After a few years of helping my clients get photos that they really loved, I learned an even bigger lesson. It wasn't until after chatting with some of my repeat clients when they would share their regrets. Despite having the best intentions to take their digital images and print them into an album, or frame them on the wall, they never got around to doing it.
As the weeks and months passed, trying to choose the best image, combined with trying to understand the seemingly endless options for framing and printing materials, it was just too overwhelming.
Which is why I now take just as much pride in guiding you through the best wall art and display options as I do in taking the picture. I love learning about my clients own spaces, their style, and not only helping you choose the best images we capture, but also helping you design the best way to showcase this experience in your home, so that you can best cherish it for years to come.
I sincerely look forward to jumping on a quick phone call to learn more about you and your pet.
Not at all! Some of my favorite portraits are of dogs standing up. And rest assured, I have a DEEP well of unique sounds and tasty treats to grab their attention-even if it's just for a split second while I capture each image.
Yes! Absolutely! Believe it or not, 95% of the dogs that I
photograph are on leash. Leashes not only keep your best pal safe, but they’re also important for following local laws when photographing in urban environments (but most sessions are at my outdoor studio). You'll never know the leash was there after I edit your images to perfection.
Most sessions will be held at our outdoor studio-70 private acres. There are many stations set up specifically for dog photography. Your dog can be in front of a 100+ year old bridge. More: Barn wood. Tin wall. Rainbow doors. Benches. Flowers. Rocks. Wood pile. "Graffiti" Wall. Pond. A mile of the blue ribbon Trout Run creek.
The "problem" will be narrowing down the choices! But that is a good problem and I'm here to help you with that!
*I also travel to clients (I've even flown to some) and some of the Limited Edition Sessions will be held at predetermined locations.
I completely understand; the world can be a scary place for all of us sometimes. Good news! Our 70 acre property is completely private. While I can’t control the squirrels or rabbits, I can assure you there won’t be any traffic or other dogs to cause your pet to get distracted more than normal.
My camera shutter speed goes all the way up to 1/8000 of a second—in other words, plenty fast enough to capture even the most active dog! Our sessions never require your dog to sit, stay and behave for hours (or even minutes) on end. One of the
benefits of hiring a pet-specific photographer is that I know how to work with “hyper” models and still deliver gorgeous images, jam-packed with personality.
Of course! I love documenting the wonderful connection between you and your dog. While we can certainly capture a traditional portrait of you both smiling at the camera, my clients especially love the candid images of the moments you share. If you're especially camera shy, I can still create some lovely, creative images that tell the story of your relationship. Trust me, it won't be as bad as you think! ;-)
While the majority of my clients are of the canine variety, I do photograph the equine and feline set from time to time (and the occasional cow!)
The most magical light for photography happens during the “golden hour,” which is why I schedule most sessions during the last two hours of daylight. I have many different stations set up for you to choose from and they are all in the best locations with optimal light. Trust me, I spend days just walking around to look for the best dreamy light.
However, I can be a bit more flexible depending on the location and I also have lighting gear that helps give that special pop.
While I do specialize in artwork, you CAN also get the digital files at full resolution so you'll be able to print them on your own later on. Any wall art, album or image box comes with matching digital sharing files.
Well, It all depends on what you're looking for. I'll guide you to the best products that suit your home. The best way to figure this out is to hop on a free, no obligation call! Head to my contact page.