"real dog" photography


If you are anything like me you treasure the time spent with your four-legged friends and want those moments captured for you and your family to enjoy forever.

Real dog moments...the ones that make you smile and laugh out loud. 

Our session will not take place in a studio. We will photograph in a place that is meaningful to you and your canine and take full advantage of the beauty that comes with using available light.

When shooting I love to take advantage of all weather conditions. Some of my best shoots have taken place in the snow and under foggy conditions. There is a special quality that comes with unusual light conditions and your photo session becomes truly unique.

Each session begins with a conversation by phone or e-mail to talk about your dog and how we can best capture his "real dog" moment.
I can find out more about your canine companion and you can find out more about these special sessions that will 
culminate in a beautiful storyboard of images designed especially for your wall space. Photographic sessions typically run 60-90 minutes but rest assured that the session will run for as long as necessary to capture these special moments.

Your "Complete Package" photography session will be followed by a curating session to choose prints and will include a disc or download of discretely watermarked images suitable for social media sharing along with a $50.00 credit towards a print package or single print. All ordered prints will be printed professionally on your choice of photographic or fine art papers suitable for framing. If you prefer to go glass free, additional display options include canvas or metal prints. You might also consider having me create a photographic encaustic; the beauty of beeswax and resin combined with a fine art print on a cradled birch panel. The soft glow and painterly texture combines to make a truly one of a kind piece.

Don't wait another day to capture your "real dog" moment!

"Complete Package" sessions are priced at $150.00. A price list of print packages, single prints, and digital files will be provided with your welcome package. 

"Mini Sessions" excellent for puppies or dogs with health concerns, are also available for those wanting a shorter session with just the prints please! You will be sent a gallery link to view your images and will make your print selections from there. These sessions typically run about 30 minutes and start at $75.00.

Sessions always available on shorter notice for elderly dogs or ones battling health issues.

Call or e-mail today by clicking on the contact buttom at the top of the page to schedule a planning session!

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I be in the photos?


Can I have more than one dog?

There is no extra charge for dogs of the same family.

Can you create a holiday card?

Yes, those shoots have been a lot of fun!

Will you plan the whole thing if I don't have any ideas?

Yes, that's part of what our initial conversation covers.

Do you shoot black and white AND color?

Yes, your choice or a combination of the two.

My dogs are not trained, can you work around that?

Yes, and if leashes are required we can edit them out afterwards if necessary.

Will I have enough prints to choose from in a mini session?

Yes, you will. A mini session usually provides about a dozen prints to choose from while the complete package provides about 24-36 to choose from. 

Do you photograph other animals too?

Yes, all pets considered!

When can I see my images?

Each image is carefully edited and you can expect to have a viewing approximately 2 weeks from the time of the shoot. I will often provide you with a sneak peek of a couple of images before that though!