What to Expect
You're busy with life so I'll do my best to make the photography process as streamlined and stress-free as possible.
- Call, email, or text to get the ball rolling on your on-location session
- Fill out a brief questionnaire or schedule a phone consult
- Sign the photo session agreement & pay your retainer to secure your session and you're all set
- Show up for your session and have some fun
- About two weeks later we'll meet up for your in-home reveal & I’ll walk you through customizing the perfect products for you and your home
Folio Boxes are even available immediately, while most print orders will arrive in a couple weeks, some special order items may take longer.
"Can I be in the Photos too?"
Of course! In fact I highly recommend including yourself and anyone your dog considers family in at least a few photos. As adorable as your dog is, we want to capture the love you have for each other not just that sweet face.
Where to Go?
This is totally up to you. Just about anywhere can yield beautiful photos. Some dogs prefer to stay home and run around the back yard, others like to venture out. I'm more than happy to chat with you about what you're looking for and make recommendations.
- Look for someplace that has a scenic view that's unobstructed by housing developments.
- Rolling hills, tall flower beds, or established trees that serve to fill the frame behind you are great.
- Creeks and small ponds are lovely especially if they have tall trees around them.
- Unique architecture also makes for great photos.
What makes a great location
- Lakes tend to photograph flat and boring, depending on what's around.
- Avoid dog parks, they are great fun for your dog but usually don't provide the most scenic backdrop. And all the other dogs will make it really hard to maintain your pups attention.
What to Avoid
Not sure where to go? That's OK too. I'm happy to recommend some of my favorite spots. Whether we're meeting up at Lions Park, Bear Creek Park, Downtown, or even your back yard, you'll have images you can cherish for years to come.
What to Wear?
Something you'll be comfortable playing with your dog in.
Jeans and a nice shirt generally allow plenty of flexibility.
Solid colors photograph best.
Shoes that suit your style but you're comfortable walking your dog in.
How to Prepare?
How much or how little you want to prep is totally up to you. Some people like to have their dogs, and themselves, perfectly groomed before a photo session. Others prefer to come as they are. Either is totally OK with me! I'm a firm believer that your photos should reflect who you and your pet are, your personalities and your style. If you want to work on teaching your dog to sit or stay, it might come in handy on photo day. But it's not totally necessary. If you want your dog to do a special trick for his pictures, practice it outside of your home. And don't be surprised if he still totally forgets his manners on picture day. Check out some of my favorite tips for dodging the most common photo pitfalls.
"My dog isn't very well behaved."
That's ok! I have worked with all kinds of animals at every level of “training” from very young puppies who didn't know any “manners” to very old dogs who were just over following “the rules'. Each dog has a unique personality and I will do my very best to work your photos around your pets personality and capabilities. This might mean less than perfect posing, or changing the shot halfway through to accommodate your dog. If your dog has settled into a good spot I may ask you to quickly slide over next to them. At times it may feel a little awkward or chaotic, but I promise you'll be happy with the final results.
"You can just fix it in PhotoShop right?"
The answer to this is yes and no. I am a firm believer that your images should reflect you & your dog. While I am happy to do minor retouching in processing your final photos, I don't do large scale changes, like body shaping, because it'll look obvious and unnatural.
"What about my leash?"
- If YOU are comfortable taking your dog off leash, you are welcome to, as long as they are very reliable under voice control.
- Keep local leash laws in mind. Nothing ruins a fun outing like a ticket.
- Consider using a decorative leash and collar.
- During your session I'll do my best to position your dogs leash in a way that it wont show or that it can be removed in post.
- Leash removal isn't always an option but I'll do my best.
When can I see my Photos?
About two weeks after your photo session I'll join you for an in-home reveal. This is a time for us to sit down together and chat about where in your home you'd like to display the new portraits of your best friend. I'll be happy to help you turn your favorite photos into a beautiful wall gallery that'll warm your heart every time you walk in the room. Plus, its a chance to get your hands on samples of my most popular items, from the ready-to-display Folio Box, to a perfect for your office Photo Cube.
All photos are printed professionally, they will last indefinitely. It can take up to three weeks for your prints and keepsakes to arrive.
You have enough stress in your life, capturing awesome images with your pup shouldn't be one of them. Let me worry about the details so you & your dog can relax and have fun!
Are you ready to book? Schedule your session now.
Thanks so much for capturing my girl so well!”Claudia
What are My Options?
To best serve Denver's dog lovers I do things a little differently here at Furever Friends. Rather than just hand you digital files and wish you luck figuring out what to do with them, I’ll take the time to help you figure out exactly which of my custom products are best for you and your session, then put everything together for you, allowing you to sit back and relax while I do what I do best.
My clients invest an average of $500-$900 in capturing their dogs legacy.