Pet Portraits

Outdoor Pet Portraits – Season Special ! – $400

Let us come to your favorite outdoor location to capture you and your pet in the beauty of natural light!  Our outdoor pet portrait session captures your furry friend in a relaxed environment that’s comfortable for them.  We can hold the session in a location near you — like a park, the beach, or in your own backyard!

Our Pet Portrait sessions include the following:

  • Two Photographers for the price of one!
  • One full hour of photography (actual photo time, not including prep time)
  • 10-15 High Resolution photos burned onto a CD
  • Up to 3 different locations during the photo session
  • All photos are fully post processed with retouching, color, and contrast adjustments
  • Online gallery you can share with friends and family, including optional print ordering

See our Pet Portrait Portfolio by clicking on the link at the top of the page…and, our Silver Lake Dog Run Series is here: http://prints.blackpawphoto.com/silverlakedogs

About the Process: So, you’re probably wondering how it takes us a whole hour to get only 10-15 final photographs. Do we just show up, take 15 pictures in 8 minutes, then hang out for the remaining 52? NO, we certainly do not. For a typical pet portrait photo shoot, we spend the entire hour taking photos of your beloved pet. For a shoot like this we’ll end up taking anywhere from 100-150 photographs. Why so many? Well…dogs blink, cats run away, horses get shy, and parrots sometimes just want to talk – you get the picture. We then narrow down the photos to the best 20 to 30 and we provide you with an initial proofing gallery from which you can choose your favorite 15 photographs. Depending on how difficult the lighting, the subject, and the shooting situation is, in a worst case scenario — we may only end up with 10 to 15 good images. Lastly, we will apply our magical and artistic post processing techniques to the photos to adjust them for color, contrast, cropping and blemishes. This is when we also create Black and White or Sepia images if that was your preference. We will deliver these gorgeous, beautifully processed, finished images for you to download online in full resolution and/or burn them on a CD and mail them to you. We see each image as a work of art.

What if we end up with more than 15 good photos and you’d like to choose more? Easy — Should you wish to have more than the 15 photographs included in this package the fee is $35 per additional image, or $300 for an additional package of 10 images. Why do we charge this extra fee? Because it takes us extra time and work to process additional photos!

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