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QUESTIONS

I know you have some!  I’ve tried to answer those niggly queries that you’d like to know before contacting me.
How much are your sessions - TBU

Sessions start from £95.

You’ll find more information HERE.

Are there any animals you won't photograph?
As long as I’m not facing down a lion or rhino with only my camera between me and them, I’ll photograph just about any animal.  After all, an animal doesn’t have to be small, soft and furry to have won your heart!

Just so you’re pre-warned, if you bring your favourite spider or centipede, I will be using my long lens!

What do you class as a "small animal"
Anything smaller than an Shetland Pony!

I know, I know – there are plenty of dogs who could easily be mistaken for a pony, (especially the Pyrenean Mountain Dog practically carrying its owner out of our vets the other day!), but I’ve just made a little distinction.

How many animals can I bring to one session?
How many do you have?

I haven’t set a limit on the number of animals in a session, but the one thing you will have to bear in mind is the more animals, the less time each will have in front of the camera.  Therefore the fewer images you’ll have of your friend.

As a safeguard, I would always suggest a longer session if you have more than one dog.  This will allow for furry/feathered naughtiness.

This will, of course, be something we’ll discuss on the call before your photo shoot.

How long do the sessions last?

Small Animals

You have the choice between a one or two hour session.  If you have more than one small animal, I would suggest you book the two hour session to allow for naughtiness and rest breaks.

The two hour sessions may be split between two days if the weather becomes inclement during an indoor session is booked before an out-door session.

Horses

The session is two hours.  This will allow for three outfit changes and a second location if possible.

Where are the sessions held?

Small Animals

Well, you have a choice, depending on the kind of images you are looking for!

One hour sessions can be held in my studio “The Cabin” based in Crowthorne, Berkshire, in your home or at an outdoor location chosen by you and I.  There are some beautiful areas around the Crowthorne area, so we are completely spoilt for locations!

For the two hour session, you have the choice of two locations with close travelling time together.  So, if you’re after a mixture of studio and natural looking photos, you could come to The Cabin and then Bracknell Forest.

Horses

Naturally it will be easier to hold the session at your your/stable or home or another chosen location.  As the session is for two hours, it does allow us to move to another location too, dependent on the images you want to achieve.

We will, of course, discuss the locations on our call.

How will I know how to prepare for the session?
Following our call, I will send an email to confirm everything we’ve discussed, details of where the session will be held and an eBook detailing everything you’ll need to know about how to prepare and what to bring.
My pet has limited movement/is too old to run, does this matter?
The sessions will be planned completely around your pet.  If they like running, don’t sit still or have problems concentrating for more than a second, then we’re probably better off going out for a walk so they can do what they love doing.

If they’re slightly infirm but love to be outdoors, or you want natural photos, we’ll go where they don’t need to walk far.  I also have a dog-buggy we can use if need be!

Can I be in the photos too?

I absolutely recommend you get in there with your friend!  It’s so important to have a photo together, enjoying a special moment together.

So, make sure you wear matching outfits and bring the lippy!  Ladies, you’ll need to bring stuff too!

Can I get my hair and make up done before the shoot?
Of course!  It’s always good to be looking your best.  It’s also a chance to really dress up!

There will be a further charge, but we can discuss that on the call.

Can I bring my kids along to be in the photos?
Oooh my goodness – absolutely and utterly yes!

I love it when we get kids and dogs together – the chaos, laughter and fun!  I always start the sessions with the kids and pets playing together as much as possible (depending on the size and type of pet of course!).

What if the weather's awful on the day?

If we’re booked in for a studio session, then we’ll enjoy being nice and cosy in The Cabin.

If we’ve booked an outdoor session, we can arrange another day at no cost to you.

If you want to go ahead with getting some amazing images in the rain, we’ll carry on arranged.  If it starts to thunder – I’ll meet you back at the car!

How long will I have to wait for the photos after the session?
The photos will be ready 10-14 days following the session.  As we say our tatty-byes and before we wave each other off, we will put a date in our diaries for the Viewing and Ordering Session.
How will I view the photos from the session?
I will be inviting you to come to Crowthorne to my studio, The Cabin, to come and view the photos.  It’s a nice, relaxed space, with plenty of tea, coffee, cakes and wine if you wish!
Why can't I view the photos online?
I have a confession to make!  One of my favourite parts of the photographic experience will be to watch you as you look through the photos.  The little whispers, oohs, arrhs and the odd happy tears make me love my job even more than I do already.

Apart from me being completely selfish, I also believe it’s part of the service I provide as part of the photo shoot experience.

Does the session fee include the digital files?
The session fee does not include any digitals or other products.  These can all be purchased at the Viewing and Ordering Session.

Want to know a little more or to discuss your photoshoot?

I’d love to hear from you!