Tips for a successful session
First and foremost, remain CALM! My success in capturing the essence of your pet’s personality comes from my calm and patient manner. While I expect assistance in handling your pet as you know best, minimal help combined with my guidance is best so that I can make a connection. I use treats, squeakers and fun noises to capture their attention, and most importantly, there is no rush. I allow time for the pet to acclimate himself to the space and take momentary breaks to allow them to work through any anxiety or excess energy.
Please take your dog for a good long walk right before the session to sufficiently tire them out, and to allow them to relieve themselves before coming in to the studio.
If you choose to have your dog groomed, consider the timing with your session, at what point after grooming do they look their best, is it the same day or 3 days later.
I have healthy natural dog treats and toys, but if your dog needs something special feel free to bring that.
Approximately 7-10 days after your session we will schedule an appointment for you and anyone with a say in the ordering process to come back to the studio for a preview and ordering session. Before coming for this session please go through your home and consider how you might like to display your pet portrait art. Take measurements of space to see what sizes will work best. I am available for in home consultations if you need help with design ideas. It’s best to schedule this before your ordering appointment so that we have the information when previewing.
All orders placed during the initial preview will be awarded web sized files(not for print) of any ordered images.