This is about you and your pet. It's about what makes you happy. It's about celebrating all the things that go into your life together.
It's about recognising that these paw print moments are short and that you should embrace every moment together.
Each day is another journey. Whether it's taking your dog to the park to play ball, feeding him his nightly dinner or road tripping on a new adventure together.
Every moment is real. Every moment is yours. Every moment is precious.
Do you love your pet but the best photos you get of them are while they are sleeping?
Do you constantly take their photo but can never really capture their true personality?
Or maybe the only photos you have of the two of you are selfies and after a bazillion takes he's still not looking at the camera?
What if, instead of taking up most of your morning trying to get the perfect photo of the two of you, instead you simply hang out with your best friend. You go to a park, the beach or hit up your favourite cafe for your Sunday ritual of brunch and people watching.
And while you're enjoying the time your have with your furry best friend, your photographer is capturing all those special moments for you.
This is what professional pet photography does.
I take care of the details - so that you can just have fun with pet while I capture amazing images that you will treasure long after their little paw prints no longer sound.
"Sam is a very patient photographer who goes to extra lengths to get amazing photos of every dog, regardless of how shy or anxious they may be. She was very patient with my dog and took the time to understand her and work with her and her shyness of being petted by strangers. Great session, great location, great experience."
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Before You Book: Let's chat! The best way to find out whether I'm the photographer for you, answer any pre-booking questions you have and get to know each other a little is to chat first. That can either be via email or a phone call (whichever you prefer).
Booking Process: This is a convenient online form that contains the session agreement, contract and invoice. You're able to book, pay and choose your session date from the comfort of your lounge chair.
Your Retainer Payment: is a non-refundable fee that officially confirms your session reservation. I make it easy to pay online via credit card or bank transfer.
Your Session Confirmation: Includes your payment receipt plus a copy of your contract.
Your Pre-Session Questionnaire: After you book and pay for your shoot you will be a sent a questionnaire to fill out. This questionnaire helps me to get to know you and your pet(s), your relationship, review options for products and decorating with your new images and helps me to tailor the session to your needs.
Choosing A Location: In the Pre-Session Questionnaire you'll be asked about any special places you share with your pet or locations you enjoy going to together. I'll review your answers and we'll choose a location. Don't worry if you don't have any special spots or don't know where to go. I'll be able to help narrow down choices as well as provide ideas to help you choose.
A Session Reminder Email: Sent a day or two before your session is a helpful reminder of the date, time and location of the session. I also provide you with other tips and reminders to help your session go smoothly throughout the process. Keep an eye out for my emails.
This Is Where The Fun Starts! The day of your session we'll meet at the arranged location. I'll start the session slowly, getting to know you and your pet(s). A play session at the start is normal to warm your pet up to me. I'll then bring the camera out and we'll let the session unfold. You don't need to worry about anything, I'll direct you if I need something specific otherwise it's about having fun with your pet!
Scheduling Your Ordering Appointment: One day after your session you'll be sent a link to schedule your Ordering Appointment where you can pick a date and time that suits you.
Your Ordering Appointment: Is scheduled for two to three weeks after your session. Here you'll view your images for the first time, pick your favourites, and I can help you put together your order of wall art, an album plus the digital files. We'll design an order that suits your needs and allows you to to showcase your new images in your home the way you want.
Your Portrait Products: Generally arrive within 6 weeks of your order. You'll be able to fall in love with your portraits all over again and display them proudly throughout your home!
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"What an amazing experience! Samantha made not only our dog Banjo, but also us feel welcomed and comfortable from the outset with her warm, friendly, fun and professional manner. There's nothing Samantha wouldn't do to capture the perfect photo - with stunning results! Her patience and clear understanding and love of dogs made the whole experience so easy (and fun!). Would highly recommend Pawtastic to anyone looking to capture those magic moments with their pet. Love your work Samantha!"