How long before the photos are usually ready?
Sessions have an expected turn around time of roughly 14 days, but can be provided sooner if they are ready. It all comes down to the number of shoots I am editing during the time frame when I am working on your photos. If I have available time, then turn around can take as little 4-5 days.
What should I do to prepare myself & my pet?
If you are going to join in on the photo fun, then get ready to get low and close to your pet! We will be working from their level most of the time and some of the best moments captured are when you are your pet are just being with each other, laying on the ground and cuddling up. If you are worried about getting dirty, please bring a blanket to lay on. For clothing, I recommend you wear something comfortable that you are able to move around in easily. Long pants or long skirts work best as you will be on the floor for some of the time as well as squatting down and bending over. This session will be more focused on capturing your bond with your pet, so you will be getting dirty, you will be rolling on the floor and keep that in mind when selecting your outfit.
PREPARING YOUR PUP
A clean puppy is a pretty puppy! A grooming session will help to get your dog looking their best before our photoshoot! I recommend taking them to the groomers anywhere from 2-3 days prior to our session to ensure they are at their fluffiest for our big day! I also am partnered up with an amazing local groomer who will offer you 50% off on your first grooming session! You will receive this Coupon Code and her contact info with the Questionnaire you will receive!
If you're dog is extremely energetic or anxious about new areas and locations, I recommend showing up to the shoot location at least 15-20 mins early to allow them time to familiarize to their surroundings and loosen up so we can capture them being themselves!
If your pet has a favorite treat or toy, please bring that along as that can be helpful in getting their attention at times, but for the most part, sessions are held from photojournalistic stand point. When it comes to the posed moments, I will find the perfect lighting location for us and guide your pet, or you and your pet, to position yourselves accordingly.
What is a Fuzzy Butt photoshoot like?
Each Fuzzy Butt Session Experience is designed around capturing the personality of your pet and the loving bond you both share with each other, if you wish to be included. Every location provides a multitude of variety when it comes to settings and backgrounds and we will make the most of the time we have available.
We will move at your dogs pace, there will be no stress or tension. As long as your pet remains happy, that is the biggest goal to ensure beautiful photographs that you will cherish! So bring some bacon, grab their favorite ball or frisbee and I will have a box of goodies as well, lets head out into nature and make some beautiful memories!
How far will you travel for a session?
I am happy to travel anywhere within 30 mins of Vancouver WA. For locations farther, please reach out to find out the travel fee.
My pet isn't very well behaved or is nervous around strangers....
Every animal is different and I have worked with and been surrounded by all kinds of pets ever since I was a little girl. If your pet isn't the most comfortable with new people, then we will plan for that! I can show up early and just hang out with them for a little bit and we can get accustom to one another before we start shooting. Usually within 15-30 mins, most skittish and nervous pets become used to me and end up in my lap getting a bunch of treats, pets and kisses.
I never advise on placing pets or people in compromising situations or poses that make any subject uncomfortable or in danger. The goal is to have a safe, fun and realistic shoot with you and your pet! I may have a suggestion or an idea for you or your pet, but if you or your companion aren't feeling it, then no worries! Moving on! There is no shortage of ways in which we can capture absolutely gorgeous photos for you to love and my strength is being able to find these moments and provide them to you.
How does your session fee & gallery packages work?
All Fuzzy Butt Sessions require a $100 non-refundable deposit to book your date.
The entire value of your session ($100) will be provided to you in a Coupon Code which you will apply to the Gallery Package of your Choice.
There are 3 Gallery Packages to choose from Basic, Standard and Premium. Each Gallery Package provides a preset amount of high resolution image downloads, as well as store credit which you can use to purchase more high-res images or a high-quality keepsake. All the High Resolution Downloads, will come with Print Release Rights, so you can make your own photos for your own personal use through any printer you choose.
The Gallery Store Print Company is a Professional Print company that specializes in archival quality photos and products only available for Professional Photographers at an unmatched quality.
I highly recommend investing in a high-quality, professional grade, tangible memento from our session together for a number of reasons - digital images may become corrupt over time if not properly stored, downloaded items get deleted accidentally, files get misplaced... you have no idea the number of times I have had to resend clients images they purchased because they ended up getting a new computer or downloaded a virus which wiped their drive clean.
I can only guarantee the photos for you through the life of your gallery. Once the gallery is down, I do keep a backup on file, but again, files are not forever. If I have them available, I'm always happy to resend you anything that may have been lost or damaged, but I cannot guarantee I will be able to do so.
This is why I provide you a Store Credit with every Gallery Package option. I want you to have something to hold onto after our session. It may not seem important at the moment, but trust me, I've been a photographer for over 15 years.... having something you can hold, touch and admire is the difference from something fading into memory vs. having a tangible monument of your dearest companion.
Will you photograph other types of pets besides dogs?
Absolutely!! I have experience working with cats, horses, rabbits, guinea pigs, lizards, fish, farm animals, birds and more. I am more than happy to capture the personality and beauty of any pet you may have. Please reach out to me with any questions or goals you may have for your photoshoot!