Frequently Asked Questions
So you’re ready to book your pet photography session but need to know more. Check out some of our Frequently Asked Questions.
How do I book a shoot?
Where does my photo shoot take place?
Please note – if you own a cat, most cat photography sessions will take place indoors (ie at home or in studio) unless they are comfortable being on a lead.
How long does each session take?
It depends on the type of session you choose. The Classic pet photography session generally runs for half an hour and is enough time if all you are after is a single piece of artwork. On the other hand a Deluxe pet photography session can last around 2 hours (sometimes longer) – so you can imagine just how many photos we can get taken during that time!
Ideally if you’re after a greater variety of images to choose from we strongly recommend the Deluxe session. If we go overtime we don’t mind – getting the right shots is more important to us. The Deluxe session is also best if there are two or more pets or if you want your photos to include people.
How do I prepare for the shoot?
What happens during the shoot?
You may be asked to get involved with us in crafting the right set ups. This could be something as simple as giving your pet commands to giving them treats and throwing toys for them to chase. It may mean a few takes to get the shot right so a little patience will be required – but it will be a lot of fun!
What happens after the shoot?
Here you have the opportunity to order artwork pieces ranging from individual prints (framed or unframed), canvases, boxed canvases, acrylic ice block prints, luxury albums, brag books and so on. We can also design a collection and offer packages at discounted prices.
How much does a typical client spend?
How long does it take to produce my products?
Do you sell digital files?
We do provide complimentary low-resolution, watermarked digital files for the corresponding prints/products you order. These are perfect for social sharing, digital frames and archiving on your personal computer.
Can my family be in the photoshoot?
Remember though – we will need to make sure that your pet is not distracted by too many people calling his/her name. Also if you want humans in some of the pictures please make sure you’re wearing clothes that are appropriate for both the weather conditions as well as the style of the shoot. Unless you purposely want something way-out, try to coordinate clothing style as much as possible.
What if it rains?
Every season and weather condition provides different photo opportunities. Cloudy days, for example, are perfect for outdoor shots as they are a natural light diffusing filter. Having said that Melbourne weather can be a challenge and we understand that some conditions may be too severe or unpredictable and may require rescheduling. If you have booked an outdoor session and it rains we are happy to reschedule or relocate. If it’s not raining we will continue with the session as planned.