Yes! Introductions! I promise they wont involve a wet nose somewhere inappropriate 😃
Feel free to get in touch with me (Sam) using the form below
and I'll be in touch soon.
hello @ pawtastic.com.au
Tues-Fri: 9am - 5pm
Tues-Sun: 6am-8am or 3pm-5pm
Sydney and surrounds, Blue Mountains and Wollongong
"Sam goes out of her way to make it count! She is an amazing photographer and the experience I had was priceless. I could not fault anything. From the moment the appointment is scheduled, to the delivery everything was an absolutely delightful experience. Sam you are an amazing woman and I hope you have by now recognised the difference you make in people's lives. Thank you :)"
MY DOG NEVER SITS STILL, CAN I STILL GET PHOTOS TAKEN?
This is something that most of my client's are worried about. It's perfectly normal, I promise you. But I’m here to tell you right now, that some of the best photos I’ve taken for clients are when your pet is truly being themselves.
If that means they are bouncy and energetic then bouncy and energetic is what I’ll work with. Nothing makes me happier than seeing the antics of an animal and capturing it for you.
MY DO HAS TO REMAIN ON LEAD BUT I DON'T WANT THE LEAD TO BE IN THE PHOTOS - IS THAT POSSIBLE?
Don’t fear. It's safety first at Pawtastic Photography so for the majority of a shoot the dog will remain on a lead.
Generally it only comes off if it’s safe for the animal and the owner is okay with it. The majority of images with leads in them will be removed in post production when I edit the photos, unless the removal isn't possible or will throw off the aesthetic of the portrait, so you won’t see the lead in the finished photographs.
DO YOU ONLY PHOTOGRAPH PETS OR CAN PEOPLE BE IN SOME OF THE PHOTOS TOO?
You can definitely be in the photos too, if you like. I'm more than happy to have you jump in for some of the images.
Personally, I love it when the parents want to be in the photos as you can really see the bond and love you share with your furry family member but it's completely up to YOU.
WHAT HAPPENS IF IT'S BAD WEATHER ON THE DAY?
Because I want to provide you and your pet with the best possible experience if it is bad weather there is a high probability that we will need to reschedule the shoot for another time.
I would not want to proceed with a shoot only to have you disappointed with the outcome. Better to reschedule to a time when the weather is better and you can enjoy the experience.
DO YOU HAVE A STUDIO TOO?
No. I am a natural light, on location, photographer so I don’t shoot studio work.
DO I NEED TO BRING ANYTHING TO THE SESSION?
If your pet has a favourite toy or item that they love to play with you can bring that along.
Also if your pet has a special diet and can only eat certain treats please feel free to bring some of those along too.
Otherwise you only need to bring yourself and your pet. I provide the rest.
WHAT SHOULD I WEAR?
Whatever you feel most comfortable in and would normally wear. Shirts, jeans and flowy dresses that don't cling are recommended as you will be moving around quite a bit as well as playing with your dog so anything that allows you to move more freely is great.
After you book I also provide you with a 'What to Wear' guide that can help you decide what will be best to wear for your session.
The only suggestion I would strongly suggest not to wear clothing with logos, images or strong prints because these types of clothes have the ability to date a photograph prematurely. The best idea is to keep it simple.