Information & Pricing
For us pet lovers, some of the most profound relationships of our lives are shared with our pets. Imagine if you could permanently capture your heart animal's distinctive personality traits that make him/her so special to you. I create experiences for you and your pet that reveal not only your pet's authentic self but also the one-of-a-kind relationship you two share.
Dog Photography Session
1 dog & 1-2 humans
Up to 2 hour photography session at 1 location
20 digital images optimized for social sharing & printable up to 8" x 10"
Frequently Asked Questions
What if my dog isn't well-behaved enough for photos?
Many of the dogs I photograph have not mastered basic obedience commands and must be on leash at all times, so don't worry if your dog isn't perfectly trained! As long as your dog is not a danger to himself or others (for on-location sessions), I will find a way to capture his distinct personality. For the best results, however, sit/stay commands are recommended.
If your dog needs to be on a leash at all times, the leash can often be edited out of the final photos at no additional charge, though more extensive removals can incur additional fees. Using solid color collars (no harnesses) and fixed-length leashes are recommended to avoid potentially incurring these fees.
What if my dog isn't cooperative on a leash?
I ask all of my clients to come to photography sessions ready to help with their dogs. This can include holding the leash, getting the dog's attention, etc. I also have an assistant that I bring to sessions who is excellent at handling dogs. Between the three of us, we can get some beautiful photos of even the most uncooperative dog! However, if your dog is very uncomfortable on leash and/or away from his home environment, it might be best to have the session in your home or some place familiar to your dog.
Where will the photography session take place?
Depending on your dog, the session will take place either on-location in the Triangle area or at your home. I have a variety of locations I can recommend around the city, depending on the type of environment you are interested in. We can discuss what places make the most sense for your dog prior to scheduling the photography session.
Do you have a studio I can bring my dog to?
All photography sessions take place on-location in the Triangle area or at your hone. I prefer to capture authentic, natural images of your dog in a location where he is most comfortable or familiar in order to capture his truest self. As a result, I do not offer studio sessions at this time.
Can you photograph more than one dog?
Absolutely! One dog is included in my photography sessions, but if you would like to include another dog in the photography session, it is $50 for each additional dog.
Can I (and/or another family member) be in the photos too?
Of course! Up to two humans are included in my photography sessions. I love to capture the special bond that families share with their dogs. However, as a pet photographer, the focus of the photography session will be on the dog.
If you are looking for more traditional family photos that include your dog, I am happy to offer local recommendations for family photographers.
What is included in the session fee? Do you offer digital files?
My dog photography sessions are for one dog and up to two humans and include 20 digital images for $495 (plus tax). The final photos from the session are delivered via an online gallery where you can view and download your favorite images as well as purchase additional prints and products. Digital image files are optimized for social sharing and are printable up to 8" x 10" with a personal use print release.
When are photography sessions typically scheduled?
As a natural light photographer, I work around sunrise and sunset. Depending on the time of the year and the location of the session, these times vary. Generally, sessions are held at sunrise or two hours before sunset.
When should I book my photography session?
I am usually booked a few weeks out throughout the year. During the holiday season (September-December), I am fully booked at least a month in advance. I only accept a limited number of clients each month, so I recommend booking as soon as you can to reserve your preferred session date and time.
How do I book a dog photography session with Fetch Photography?
To get started, click the "Book Now" button at the bottom of this page and fill out my contact form. Or, feel free to send me an email at email@example.com.
The photography session scheduling process is easy, and everything can be arranged via email or over the phone at your convenience. All major credit cards are accepted.
"Very glad we went with Fetch! She asked several questions in advance to get a sense of our expectations, provided several good options for places to meet, and did a really good job when we were there for capturing moments we were hoping to get! It isn't always easy to get a dog to pay attention but her assistant was there with a variety of squeakers and other items to help in that process. The editing was also very professionally done and we are very happy with the quality of our photos!"