Having your dog photographed is a special experience, each session is individually tailored to your dog’s needs.
I will spend time getting to know you and your dog. beforehand during your consultation appointment in person or via zoom. The consultation is a great way to get to know you better, plan your photography session and ensure you get the most from the experience whilst also guaranteeing that you and your dog enjoy every minute.
Photography sessions can take place at location near the studio in the surrounding Pennines or somewhere you suggest. Whether it’s in beautiful countryside, woodland or even the in and around your nearest City your dogs photography session is individually tailored to your dog’s needs.
Each dog is different, so your dog will be photographed at your their pace, if they need a break, we have a break and they will have lots of fun and treats.
My aim, with all my photography sessions, is to really concentrate on capturing your dog’s personality and to allow my furry subjects to have lots of fun! I will create beautifully lit, timeless black and white portraits of your dog that will remain as much a part of your family as your dog’s smile, hugs, wagging tails and kind eyes.
After the session you will be invited to view your photographs, this is where you can choose your favourite photographs and decide how you wish them to be displayed in your home. We have a range of beautiful frames, albums and photography collections to suit all budgets which you can see at your viewing, I will always be on hand to help should you need any advice on ways to display your artwork too. All my frames, albums and prints are all made by hand so once you have purchased your photographs your artwork will be ready for collection within 6 weeks.
My Portrait commissions are
8×6 DESK TOP FRAME
PRE -SHOOT CONSULTATION VIA PHONE,
* Travel costs may be applicable if you live beyond 50 miles of my studio (OL16 3RL)
FAQ – ABOUT MY DOG PORTRAITS
I'M NOT SURE IF WE HAVE THE SPACE ?
You will be surprised to find out that you don’t need acres of forest or lakes to have a beautiful photography session. As your photographer, it is my job to find suitable locations in and around your home I don’t just look for green areas, I’m also looking for interesting textures, shapes and colours. So don’t worry if you think your home isn’t suitable, as I can guarantee there will be something unique about your home that will look great in your photography session. Or your other option would be for us to meet at a location or your choice, perhaps somewhere your dog likes to go? The beach, woodland or we can even head out into the City!
DOES MY DOG NEED TO GO TO THE DOG GROOMERS BEFORE FOR OUR SESSION?
It’s important that your dog is ready and looking thier best for theier photography session. Whilst it’s not essential that you book your dog into a professional groomers especially for the photography session a nice bath and groom the day before can be a nice Treat for your dog.
Please make sure you groom / bath your dog the day before the session as this avoids the stress of trying to dry them on the morning of the shoot!
WHAT SHOULD I BRING TO THE SESSION?
Bring along any pet accessories if your dog likes to wear them. Make sure you also bring your dogs favourte treats and toys too. Avoid bright coloured leads and make sure they are in good condition
HOW SHALL I PREPARE MY DOG ON THE MORNING OF THE SESSION ?
It’s just as important to make sure your dog is ready for their photo session too. please make sure that your dog is bathed and groomed the day before. This avoids the stress of trying to dry them on the morning of the session! Also make sure that collars, are clean and shiny and it can be a good idea to exercise your dog before a studio session if your dog is a giddy kipper!
We also reccomend that you reduce your dogs morning feed on the day of the session.As they will be having lots of yummy treats before and after the session.
Please try to avoid using frayed leads and brightly coloured, especially fluorescent, leads, as they can be distracting in your final photographs.
Please also make sure your pet has toilette before the photography session ( especially if the session is at my studio)
WHAT IF MY DOG ISN’T VERY WELL BEHAVED?
We recommend exercising your pet before his or her session, as a tired pet is usually a polite pet! Keeping your pet a little hungry is also helpful, because they are more likely to respond to the occasional treat. and positive reinforcement. Beyond that, we are able to capture fantastic images with the rowdiest pets, so don’t worry…your session will be special regardless of how Rover behaves.
MY DOG WILL NEVER SIT OR GO OFF LEAD?
I promise that we are able to photograph the most giddy dogs,. I have alot of tricks up my sleve to get your dogs attentionI In fact alot of the images you see on my website are photographed with dogs wearing leads or a long lines to keep them safe and happy, I can still capture action shots using longlines and I am able to make leads and lines disappear in post production to create stunning art work.
CAN WE GO TO A SEPARATE LOCATION ON THE DAY OF MY SESSION?
Yes, we can begin the session at your home, then if you have a particular place in mind like the beach, woodland etc.. Then Esther is more than happy to move to a different location to photograph your dog somewhere special too.
HOW FAR DO YOU TRAVEL FOR PHOTOGRAPHY SESSIONS?
Esther is commissioned to photograph Equine and Canine sessions across the UK and abroad. Please contact the studio to find out about any additional travel costs that may apply.
WHAT HAPPENS AFTER THE PHOTOGRAPHY SESSION ?
Approximately two weeks after your photography session you will be invited to our studio in Lancashire to view your images . All your images will be professionally edited and retouched by Esther, ready for you to view in the form of a slide show. This is when you can select and purchase your favourite photographs. We can help guide you through our bespoke wall art, prints and albums and help you select the right artwork for your home. It’s a lovely experience normally lasting aproximately one and a half hours, with choice of bubbles, tea, coffee and some treats.
HOW MUCH ARE ADDITIONAL PRINTS,FRAMES OR ALBUMS?
The goal for any portrait session is the creation of stunning art for display in your home and keepsakes to last a lifetime.
Esther Marie is proud to offer only the best bespoke archival printing (lasts for a 100 years) and handcrafted frames and albums to ensure your beautiful artwork will remain a joy for years to come and last a lifetime. Please view above a full price guide.
” What an absolutely amazing lady Esther is!! She was fabulous from start to finish!
She is so dedicated to what she does and it shines in all her work.
Her passion for photography is beautiful”
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