Pawtastic Photography

WELCOME GUIDE

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HEY THERE!

Welcome to the Pawtastic Family!

I’m so honoured you’ve chosen Pawtastic Photography to capture natural, modern images of your pet!

This guide will walk you through what you can expect now that you’ve booked your session with me. From what to wear, what happens if there’s bad weather and how to prepare your pet for their session.

This guide is here to help you prepare for your one of a kind pet portrait experience.

HOW TO PREPARE FOR YOUR SESSION

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WHAT TO WEAR

  • Solid colours

  • Clothes you don't mind getting dirty as you will be sitting down and playing with your pet on the ground during part of your session.

  • Clothes that you are comfortable in, that flatter your body type

  • Simple accessories

  • Stylish shoes that you are comfortable in (remember from your pet's perspective and my camera, your shoes are front and centre)

WHAT TO AVOID

  • Logos and bold patterns

  • Wrinkled clothing

  • Sunglasses

  • Sleeveless shirts, shorts and short skirts

  • Thongs

WHAT TO BRING

 
  • Any of your pet's favourite toys

  • Any special treats they might like (smaller sizes are best)

  • Any collars or leads you may like them photographed wearing

 
 

HOW TO PREPARE YOUR PET 

 
 
  • Freshly washed (if possible, a day or two beforehand)

  • If your pet has long hair, especially around the eyes, a little trim is helpful (if possible)

  • Wear a nice collar. Be sure to remove ugly registration tags beforehand.

  • If your pet is wearing a harness, please be aware that they’ll be in the final images. Harnesses aren’t able to be photoshopped out later.

  • Don't feed them too close to the session otherwise bribing them with treats won't be as effective :)

  • If they are extra excited or energetic, a walk beforehand can help

  • Try to get to the session at least 15 minutes before your scheduled time. You can use this time to let your pet sniff and explore the area beforehand. This usually relaxes the dog a bit more and makes it a little easier to keep their attention.

WHAT HAPPENS IF IT’S BAD WEATHER 

 

When planning photo shoots for pets, bad weather can mean a few factors like storms, rain, gusty wind or even the heat. As you can imagine pets can overheat quite easily, especially in our hot Sydney temperatures.

If the weather is bad on the day or looks like it could become bad, this includes rain or if it gets too hot for the dogs, then I'll have to make the decision to reschedule the sessions.

 

You'll be notified via text if it's the day of your session otherwise it will be via email, so make sure you keep an eye out for any messages from me. If you don't hear from me then the sessions are going ahead as planned.

If we do need to reschedule, you'll be sent a link to my online calendar again to book in your new time.

YOUR SESSION

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A FUN FILLED PAWTRAIT SESSION

 

Relax. We're going to have fun!

Our session will be casual and relaxed - definitely not rushed. You and your furry family set the tone and pace. During your shoot I'll combine gently posed portraits with capturing spontaneous, unguarded moments as they unfold - no forced poses and awkward smiles here.

Our session will generally last two hours. This gives us plenty of time to capture the full range of your story together while keeping your pets calm, relaxed and comfortable. It also allows for plenty of play breaks so that your pets don't become bored.

The casual tone of my sessions allow you and your pet to be yourselves in front of the camera. That's when the magic happens. 

 

AFTER YOUR SESSION

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Your Online Gallery will be available for you to view and choose your favourites from two (2) weeks after your session. All images will have been edited fully except for removing leashes and final image cleanup (removing eye boogers etc).

You'll be able to view your images for the first time, and choose which Digital Package you would like to purchase.

 
 

Once you have selected your Package from the online gallery and chosen your images. I will do the final edit on the photos and email you the link to download your photos. This generally takes two (2) weeks after you've made your selection.

Your 6x4 Gift Prints will also be ordered after the final edit and after undergoing a quality check from me, once they arrive they will be posted out to you for you to enjoy! 

PRICING

You have your choice of three (3) Packages and all the details are below.

PACKAGE ONE

'Paws Up - I want em' all' 

Entire high resolution digital collection (30+ images)
6 x 4" print of every image ordered

$1050
(Price returns to $1500 after the 48hr sale)

PACKAGE TWO

'Middle of the Pack - Just the essentials'

12 high resolution digital images
6 x 4" print of every image ordered

$790
(Price returns to $990 after the 48hr sale)

PACKAGE THREE

'Bite Sized - I'll just nibble' 

5 high resolution digital images
6 x 4" print of every image ordered

$490
(Price returns to $600 after the 48hr sale)