My long career working with dogs and horses enables me to cajole your pet into cooperating with us, even if he’s feeling reluctant at first, as many are. I love the challenge of eliciting just the right behavior during a session. Don’t worry if your dog won’t come or stay or reliably do much of anything. I have yet to run across a problem I can’t fix, and believe me, I’ve seen some doozies. My lifetime around dogs guarantees I can find the supermodel lurking in your furry friend. Dogs enjoy their shoots with me, and a happy dog, I find, will give his all.
If you like candid images, or shots with more spontaneity, those are also options. After all, sometimes a little chaos is fun, and some dogs just don’t seem to like themselves when they are doing a canine version of George Washington crossing the Delaware. I can always add or subtract formality as you see fit. I believe that animal safety is of course a top priority. Long lines and leashes prevent a dog or other animal from running off. I can remove these later in the images, so they are not visible in the final portrait.
Don't worry if your pet does not know any obedience. Can't sit? Won't stay? After years of working with dogs and horses I have learned that sometimes it is just all you can do is manage the chaos. Even in what seems like a disastrous photographic session, you would be surprised at the beautiful images that come from that. To you, it will seem far worse than from my point of view! I am a firm believer that if we are patient, the animals always pull through for us!
Safety by having the dogs on leash in an open area for the first image. The second image shows what can be accomplished in the computer - leashes and human removed!
MY DOGS DON'T GET ALONG! Can they be put into one group image? Yes, that is very possible to do.
IF MORE THAN 2 ANIMALS ARE COMING - I ask that an assist or more be brought to help manage them all.
WHAT ABOUT OTHER ANIMALS? HORSES, CATS, BIRDS ETC? Yes, I photograph many species of animals. After all - they each have their own uniqueness!
CAN HUMANS BE PHOTOGRPAHED WITH THEIR PET? Yes, of course!
WHAT ARE SOCIAL MEDIA FILES? These are great for sharing on social media platforms like Facebook and Instagram. They will load quickly and you can also share them in emails. They will not produce quality images for enlargements.