PLANNING, PACKAGES & PRICES
Dogs and Their Humans believes you deserve a choice in what you choose, after you've seen the proofs. A few big prints, lots of little prints. Your choice.
Great photography is hard
Digital technology has revolutionized photography in the 21st century.
Casual snapshots are easier than ever before -- an OK picture of a simple subject is easy for anyone.
But, once past the amateur snapshot level, the technology is extraordinarily advanced, and complicated. We understand it, we use it, and we even teach it.
That's why our photographs look so good.
But if modern digital photography, especially of dogs, is complicated and difficult for amateurs, arranging for a picture of your pet, and perhaps some people close to your canine friend, should be simple.
Two flexible packages. Two prices. A few extras if you want them.
Planning the adventure
We meet with the dogs and their people to learn a bit about the personalities -- canine and human -- of those who will be photographed,
Favorite places, preferred photography style, suggested props, and more, are discussed, just like they do at Vogue and Vanity Fair.
Fashions and grooming
Will all the people dress similarly, or distinctively?
Who needs to go to the groomer? A too-shaggy dog? A too-shaggy teenager? A too-shaggy grandmother?
Where will the photograph hang? How many
Or six action shots to be individually framed and hung as a series on the den wall. How about a set of mix and match shots, with the dog and various family members individually and all together?
Where will we capture the photographs?
There are similar assessments for outdoor portraits. In your yard, or elsewhere? The time of day matters, because of the position of the sun. And, for action, bright sun always is better than a cloudy day.
For outdoor action pictures we meet at a safe location, where the dog can run without a leash and harness.
Packages are very flexible.
Clients will receive for review between 15 and 30 proof images. There will be more proofs if all three portrait styles -- Formal, Environmental and Action -- are captured.
Real printed proofs
We've learned that spreading proofs out, perhaps on the dining room table, is a great way to compare photos and make selections, instead of waiting over and over for images to load on a computer screen.
And by spreading out the photos, it's a lot easier to see how several shots fit together in a cluster.
Our packaging options (see here) mean you can easily customize your selection, based on the images you like the best.
Special extended to July 31
The 1/2 price rules are simple. Divide the package prices below in half for sessions booked before March 31 and scheduled before April 30. 50% (of the reduced price) deposit required upon booking. Additional prints are regular price.
Inside or outside
Both indoors and outdoors
Additional prints from frames ordered with the package, at the same time.
Your choice of some combination of different size prints. Typically, two or three large 11 x 14 or 12 x 18 prints, half a dozen medium 8x10 or 8x12 prints, and up to a dozen 4x6 prints, from up to six different frames.
The fine print
We try to keep this to a minimum.
Deposits and payment
Photograph sizes and shapes
Standard print paper sizes are 4x6 inches, 5x7 inches, 8x10 inches, 8x12 inches, 11x14 inches, and 12 x18. Depending on cropping, images can extend to the page edges, or can "float" on the sheet. When ordering prints, please discuss your framing plans.
Frames that are printed as part of the package are also provided to the client in high resolution digital form. See Copyright below.
Reproduction rights and copyright
The photographer retains rights to use the images for self-promotion and editorial purposes. Any third party advertising or commercial use of the images by client or photographer will be discussed and agreed.