Let's be honest and call this what it is -- custom photography is an investment in something that will bring you joy and warm memories for years to come.
Although this is a business,
it is also a passion. Session and print/product rates are very affordable allowing most people to be able to pursue this as an opportunity
to create lasting memories. While I do have a minimum purchase
requirement, I prefer to make this less about
pressure and numbers, and more about you choosing the images and quality
products you love and want to last for a lifetime. The minimum
order really just ensures that the several hours invested in each
project are compensated, since the sitting fee does not. The Client Guide will detail the preferred timeframe for ordering to allow me to keep gallery space available for current sessions.
If you are not able to place your initial order within the initial timeframe, your
gallery may be removed for space, and a $25 re-post fee will be applied
at the time of your order. Re-post fees do not apply
to second or other subsequent orders. (Note: even if your gallery
is removed, your edited images will be safely stored and backed-up so please
don't worry about that!)
Packages, Special Sessions and Other Offers
Puppy "Grow With Me" Package. Please click here for details. (new in 2018)
Natural Light Session ($150): Includes up to two people and two pets; $25 per head charge
for additional participants. Opt for the in-home preview session to claim your mounted print credit. While I have not raised the session fee since 2015, I do anticipate a small increase effective January 1, 2019. However, sessions booked before January 1st will receive the 2018 rate.
Mobile Studio Session ($200): One-hour session at your home offering multiple backgrounds and studio lighting. I come to you and your pets! Ideal for pets who spook in new places and may be more comfortable being photographed in their own home. Opt for the in-home preview session to score a mounted print credit.
Coming in 2019: Just A Girl and Her Dog. A very special location session celebrating the relationship between a dog-ma and her pooch(es)!
Effective 5/1/18, a location premium will be applied to certain high traffic locations for appointments requested during weekday mornings. Other locations will still be available at the regular session rate. Please inquire.
Prints or products, related S/H, sales tax are not included. Unless otherwise indicated, S/H and any
applicable sales tax are not included in special offers.
Prints and products are priced a la carte but there are a couple of packages available. These can be discussed at the time of your in-home preview, or will be posted in the gallery dropdown menu.
You may view
several different gift ideas here. This is a representative listing
- other products are available as well.
Minimum Purchase Requirement for Prints/Products (eff. 9/13/18): $150 after any discounts are applied (ex. $165 is the minimum order if you receive a rescue or military/LEO discount).
Trip Charge: Nominal charge may apply depending
on your location - please inquire. Note: Eff. 5/1/18, a location premium will be applied to certain high traffic locations for appointments requested during weekday mornings. Other locations will still be available at the regular session rate. Please inquire.
Editing Time: No charge for routine edits but,
if extensive edits are requested, additional fees may apply. Also, if you notice a particular edit AFTER your order is delivered and you did not request it at the time of your order, the reprint will be invoiced to you to cover the costs of editing, production and shipping.
Print and Product Prices: (A la carte) Can be discussed in
detail at consultation (by email, phone, etc.). Shipping
and handling, and state/local sales taxes are not included in
special offers or session fees but will be charged separately
Third party print/product prices are subject to change without
within the pet industry are welcomed! To learn more about
my current projects and commercial references, or to discuss your
project and photo needs, please contact me.
Support: I offer discounts for rescued pets (10% off all
products) and a portion of net product proceeds is donated to animal
rescue. I also offer military and LEO discounts. I participate in several photo fundraisers each year to
benefit different local rescues. I have met thousands of wonderful animals awaiting forever homes through years
of volunteering and they have given me so man smiles and taught me
so much, that I try to give back to help them wherever I can. I
often participate in silent auctions or special events for rescue
organizations. I also
donate my time to photograph animals awaiting adoption in both shelters and private rescues. Rescue groups
to date that have benefited by donation of proceeds or photo services
(including event support) include:
A Forever Home
Almost Heaven Golden Retriever Rescue
Ambassador Pit Bull Alliance
Animal Welfare League of Alexandria
Animal Welfare League of Arlington
Baltimore Bully Crew
Bandit's Adoption & Rescue of K9s (BARK)
Baywater Animal Rescue (MD)
Best Friends Animal Society
Bull Terrier Rescue of VA
Bully Paws Pit Bull Patriots
Carolina ACD Rescue & Rebound
Charleston Animal Society
City Dogs Rescue
Fairfax County Animal Shelter
Friends of Fairfax County Animal Shelter
Friends of Homeless Animals (FOHA)
Furlife German Shepherd Rescue
Greyt Expectations Greyhound Rescue
Homeless Animals Rescue Team (HART)
Humane Society of Fairfax County
Independent Animal Rescue (NC)
Lab Rescue LRCP
Lucky Dog Animal Rescue
My Name is Milk
New Mexico Animal Friends
Northern VA Sheltie Rescue
Oldies But Goodies Cocker Spaniel Rescue
Operation Paws for Homes
Pets with Disabilities
Ring Dog Rescue
Save the Tails
Schnauzer Rescue of the Carolinas
Sheltering Helpless Animals in Distress (Nova Scotia)
Shirley’s Angels Boxer Rescue
Sinbad Sadie Second Chance Rescue
Southeast German Shepherd Rescue
Southern Paws Animal Rescue
St. Rocco’s Hounds
Stubby Dog Project
Washington Humane Society
Vindicated Pit Bull Rescue
Virginia German Shepherd Rescue
Xolo Rescue League