PETS PHOTOGRAPHY STUDIO
The discounted sitting (photo session) fee in our pet store locations is $10.00 (Regular studio session fee is $150.00). Due to the high demand for our services, we can only allow one photo session per household for our special price of $10.00 Some of our locations include a complimentary sitting fee.
If you have more than three pets, please call the studio to discuss your needs and options.
We work by appointment and allow 20- 30 minutes to photograph your pet(s) and view your portraits. This is normally enough time to complete a photo session. As hard as we try to stick to the schedule, occasionally we may run behind due to customers arriving late or working with pets that are just not in the mood to pose for pictures. We thank you now for your understanding and patience should that occur. We may not be able to accommodate customers who totally miss their appointment time. If you are running late, a courtesy phone call to the photographer in the store is always helpful.
If you cannot make it to the photo session for any reason, please call the studio to cancel.
For weekend appointments, Please call by 9AM the day of the session if possible
For weekday appointments, Please call by noon the day of the session if possible
The studio phone number is 516-263-4821
If you DON'T call to cancel and don't show up, future appointments may require an advance deposit
THE PHOTO SESSION
The photographer will take several different poses with a variety of backdrops and props. We carry several different backdrops including current holiday/seasonal backdrops with us. We can usually photograph multiple pets both individually and together. Pet parents and/or children can be included in some of the portraits at no extra charge.
You will view the digital images immediately after the photo session, choose the poses you like, place your order and pay in full. Prices start from $24.99 and go up to whatever you feel like spending.
PICK UP DATE
The pictures will be delivered in about 2 weeks after the photo day. Depending on the location, your pictures will either be available for pickup at the store or they will be mailed to your home
The photographer will give you these details when you book your appointment
EXTRA ACTIVE DOGS
Your dog should be able to sit on the posing table while under your command or control.
Generally, if your pet is not calm enough to sit still for at least one picture within 10-12 minutes, the photo session will have to end. Ten minutes might not seem like a long time to you or me, but to a dog who doesn’t want to sit still; it is a very long time. The photographer will give you tips on how to help your dog pose for pictures.
If you have two large active dogs, consider bringing someone to help you.
If you are bringing more than two pets, you will probably need to bring an assistant.
HEALTH AND SAFETY
Due to concern for the health and safety of all pets and people, we are not able to photograph:
* Pets coming into heat, in heat, or recently in heat.
* Aggressive dogs
* Pets with fleas or skin disease
* Pets with Kennel Cough or other communicable illness
Because of the portable nature of our photographic equipment and space limitations, we may not be able to accommodate giant breeds in all stores. If you have a Great Dane, St Bernard, Irish Wolfhound, Mastiff or other giant breed, please contact the photographer before making an appointment.
Occasionally an animal may exhibit signs of extreme stress. Amongst our photographers are former Veterinary Technicians, Dog Trainers, Show Dog Handlers and Groomers with many years of both pet photography and animal handling experience. They will recognize when an animal is too uncomfortable to continue. If the photographer decides not to continue with the photo session, please understand it is in the best interest of your pet. The photographer’s decision is final.
Please turn off all cell phones when the photo session starts, as your full attention is required for the safety of your pet.