When is the best time to book my session?

We book our sessions on Saturdays (usually only two in a month), so please plan in advance! The session fee is due at the time of booking. The session fee is non-refundable, but is transferable. We’re happy to reschedule your session in the event of inclement weather or illness, but we ask that you give us at least 24 hours notice. 

What happens during a typical shoot?

We play, we run, we sit, we stay, we might get dirty, but we'll have a glorious time! After all, the best photos come from happy pets. I’ll spend the first few minutes getting to know you and your pet and then we’ll begin shooting. I will shoot a wide variety of shots and we’ll try lots of different things.. anything to get that amazing photo that you’ll love forever. Each shoot lasts between 1-2 hours, depending on the environment and your pet.

How should I prepare before my shoot begins?

Great question, so glad you asked! If your dog has a ton of energy, it’s a great idea to take them for a long walk beforehand so they won’t be too hyper during the photo shoot. Please make sure that they are clean and groomed the way that you like best. If you decide to go with an outdoor location it may be a good idea to bring a towel and/or things to clean up with, in case your pet has a knack for finding dirt and mud puddles! Treats and noisemakers will be provided, but by all means, if your dog has a favorite of either.. please bring it!

Where will you photograph my pet?

The sky is the limit! Show off that awesome landscaping in the backyard you’ve been working so hard on or capture sweet daily moments in your very own home. Go to your favorite park and play in the dirt or splash in the lake. Feel free to get creative.. whatever it takes to capture your pet's unique traits and talents!

What if my pet is shy or kind of bananas?

No worries, I’ve seen it all! After booking, I will reach out to you for a pre-session consultation, where we will discuss your pets individual quirks and needs - among many other things! Having all this information before the shoot helps me know what to expect and how to plan for your session. I will also spend some time getting to know your pet on the day of the shoot. We'll become best of buds.. even if it means a little biscuit bribery!

What happens after the shoot?

After your shoot we will schedule an in-person ordering session where you can choose your very favorite images and turn them into one of a kind print products for your home. Print products start at $50 and our average investment is around $500, but there is no minimum requirement.. purchase only what you love!


Please contact me at bluedogpetphotography@gmail.com with any additional questions!