Your photo shoot - Karen Smith Photography


Planning the shoot

A successful photo shoot is partly down to good planning, so as soon as you make your booking we'll have a phone conversation to get ready for the big day!  

Think about what you want to get out of the experience - discussing this in advance is important to maximise the time we have on the day.

We'll agree a date, time and location for the shoot.  You might have a location in mind, perhaps a favourite walk?  If not we'll share ideas - the most important thing is that your pet feels comfortable, is safe, and everyone has a lot of fun!

I'll ask you to tell me about your pet.  Whilst It makes life a little easier if your pet is able to sit and stay on command, the reality is we sometimes need to tempt them to keep their attention, so let me know what works - favourite treats, squeaky toys, a tennis ball, or a frisbee?  

Please don't worry if your pet struggles with commands - we'll work together to get the best out of your experience.

The big day!

When the day of the photo shoot arrives, we'll meet at the agreed location and I'll take some time to get to know your pet.  It's important they feel comfortable with me and my equipment.  

Don't forget to bring their favourite treats, ball, or toy.  And I'll bring some too!

The photo shoot will take between one hour to one and a half hours, and in this time I will take lots of photos.  I take so many because we are looking for those special shots, you know the ones I mean, that special glint in their eye, an adoring look, that thing they do that really shows how much they love life!  We'll get some pawtraits and some action shots, plus some of you with your pet, if you'd like that.  

My aim will be to provide a fun experience for you and your pet, as I think that this positive energy will really shine through in the photographs.  

After the photo shoot

After the shoot I will be just as eager as you to get a sneak peak at a couple of images!

I'll share a couple of water-marked photos with you right away so that you get a glimpse of what is to come!  You'll be able to share these on social media if you wish, as I understand that a photo shoot is a special experience, and your friends and family might be eager to see how it went!  

It will take up to a week to finalise editing your shortlist of c.30 images. 

I will present your images in person for you to review via a slideshow.  I'll supply samples of the wall art products available to order to help you choose.  Whether you select fine art prints, framed wall art, canvas wraps or photo albums, your products will be finished by an award-winning, industry-leading professional printing lab who only supply professional photographers.  

For more information on the products available, and an indication of costs, please click on "Prices" at the top of this page. 


Other pets

Reading this and thinking "but I have a horse, or a rabbit, not a dog"?  I can't apologise for being crazy about canines - but can confirm that all animals and pets can be catered for!  We would just make some tweaks to the photo shoot based on you - and your pet's - requirements.


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