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I love taking photos of ALL the dogs. At this time I'm able to offer VERY limited personal pet sessions for you and your dog(s). Sessions are opened up and announced via Instagram with a 24 hour notice they are coming. If the date and time I'm offering works for you and your family, snatch it up as quick as you can!
Photo sessions are $175 and include one high resolution image of your choice to share and print for personal use to your heart's content. I'm also thrilled to work with you to provide additional digital images, custom professionally printed wall art, high end fine art prints, greeting cards, decorations, and more!
I believe in absolute transparency and you see will my prices for commonly requested items below. Please remember, it is not an exhaustive list! I can also offer custom options for mounting, paper type, and finish to fit your needs.
At this time, it is a make it work space! I set up in the garage at my home in Raleigh, NC based on the size and number of dogs you're bringing. I do use flash which can be a little intimidating for some dogs. We'll spend some time setting off the flashes while your dog is at rest to gage how they respond. After several test fires, we'll give them a chance in the light.
We'll try working with your dog with sits and treat throws. Perhaps using a few props, a chair or table, or engaging with a toy. If it's just not grabbing your pup's attention, we'll try some other strategies which may include a little play time. We may use you and a slip lead to help keep us focused and in the light. We continue work with trial and error, patience, and most importantly everyone having HAVING FUN.
This is an "it depends" questions for sure!
Yes, of course they can - if they are willing. A multiple dog photo can sometimes be a unicorn and quite difficult to catch. We can ALWAYS try by applying the same techniques as working with one dog and see what we get.
In a lot of cases, they can be post-processed and merged into a single image.
Most dogs don't sit still! They are visiting a new place with LOTS of interesting smells. Part of the experience is giving your dog time to adjust to the space, get comfortable with me, and decide it is a fun experience. There's no guarantee that dogs won't be dogs! It's my job to pay attention to when they give me the best faces and interactions and continue to push on those until we hit the right vibe for your dog. It can be helpful to bring their favorite treats, beds, or toys that will help engage them.
Some dogs take longer than others, but we almost always find their currency and happy place.
Let's face it, this studio business can be really scary for your dog. It's new, its bright, there's a big black camera eye looking at them, and all the humans are focused on them. Some dogs get right in there and ham it up, most take time and a ton of tries, others decide they are simply not ok with the arrangement.
I have infinite patience with dogs and have worked with some up to three hours or more or over a couple days. I'm happy to work without dog as long as it takes.
That said, the most important thing is your dog. Their comfort and willingness to participate is essential. If we find ourselves in a space that your dog isn't showing signs of gradual comfort increases, we'll call it and let them off the hook.
It's important to know that in this case, the session fee is non-refundable.
For all Personal Photo Sessions
All image include basic editing to remove spots, wild hairs, dirt, leashes, or other minor updates. If you'd like additional editing like merging images together, adding unique backgrounds, or color changes this fee will apply.
High Resolution Digital Images
High resolution digital image for personal printing and sharing. The image is cropped with space allowance to be used with multiple aspect ratios. There are no limits placed on your personal use of the image.
Please note: Canine Threads retains copyright on all images and they may not be used in commercial material or resold with additional licensing.
4 High resolution digital images for personal printing and sharing.
High Quality Professionally Printed Photographic or Fine Art Prints Delivered with White Mat and backing
Matted in white to fit an 8 x 10 Frame
Matted in white to fit an 11 x 14 Frame
Matted in white to fit an 20 x 24 Frame
Matted in white to fit an 24 x 36 Frame
Premium High Quality Professional Printed Giclee Printed and Mounted. Optional Floating frame available.
Custom Float Frame + $117.00
Custom Float Frame + $182.50
Custom Float Frame + $231.50
Custom Float Frame + $349.00
Sales Taxes are not included in listed prices. The current rate in Wake County is 7.25%