Frequently Asked Questions
How do your sessions work?
Pet Photos Plus offers portrait sessions in your home, at our studios, or on location of your choice. Your portrait session can include just your pet or the entire family. During your portrait session, we capture a variety of images of your pet using posed shots, candid shots, and more.
How do I prepare for my portrait sessions?
We encourage you to have your dog groomed a couple of days or so before your session, even just a good bath and brush out will work! If you have a young, high energetic dog we suggest you to take your dog for a walk before you arrive at your session. This way your dog will be more relaxed during our time together.
How can I schedule a photography session?
You can schedule a photography session by sending an email or call to make contact. On the day of your photography session, you will schedule another appointment to return to our office to order your portraits. All photography sessions and ordering sessions are by appointment only.
Do you charge a session fee?
We have a fee for every photography experience which includes the photography session, ordering session, and professional retouching. We offer a variety of fees depending on the type of photography experience you are looking for. Your session fee is collected at the time you reserve your photography session.
Studio 1 - Walk-in, one background choice, 20 minutes session, 5-10 images to view, portrait oder following portrait session.
Studio 2 - By appointment, two or more backgrounds, 50-60 minutes session, 20-25 images to view, portrait and product orders are placed after the final consultation.
Differences between Studio 1 and Studio 2?
How long is a typical portrait session?
Every portrait session is unique and will vary in length. Our studio sessions are about 30-60 minutes. The other sessions depend on which photography plan you choose. The first few minutes of your session will be used to provide comfort for your pet.
How long is a typical ordering session?
Studio 1 - Ordering takes place immediately after the session and lasts about 15-30 minutes.
Studio 2 - Ordering takes place two weeks after the portrait session is complete and lasts 30 to 40 minutes.
After ordering, how long before I receive my portraits?
Allow 2 - 4 weeks for portraits, and any personalized products.
Can I order additional or custom photography products after my ordering session?
Yes! Your images will be saved on file for 6 months from the date of your portrait session, and any portraits or custom photography products can be ordered from us during that time. Many clients schedule their portrait session in the spring or summer months and use those images to order their holiday cards in the winter months. We make gift giving easy for friends and family for the entire year.
What if my pet won't sit still for portraits?
We get this question ALL the time! So let us put your mind at ease. We see all the different personalities of pets, just name it! We even photograph a lot of pets who are blind or deaf. We take a different approach to photographing each pet because all pets are different! A squeaky noise might work great to get one dog to sit nicely and tilt her head, while the same noise might cause another dog to become crazy and obsessed. Our photographers have the patience to outlast any personality that may seem impossible to photograph. We promise not to let you leave the session until we capture the best portraits possible. If you are not happy, we will reshoot your session free of charge or refund your fee. We stand behind our services and products 100%
Do you offer consultations?
Absolutely! If you would like a complimentary consultation to help you prepare for your portrait session, just send us an email. A consultation prior to your portrait session is a great time for us to meet in person and talk about clothing, backgrounds, and what to expect the day of your portrait session.
What should I wear?
If you are joining your pet(s) in the portrait, these are suggestions for what to wear:
- Solid color tops. Busy patterns take attention away from your pet(s).
- Wear a color that contrasts with the coloring of your pet(s) so they don't blend into your clothing.
- Long sleeve or 3/4 length sleeves work best when creating classic portraiture.
- Families should wear colors in the same color harmony. Different shades of the same color are great, but avoid clothing with high contrast tones such as one person in a black top and one person in a white top.
How should I prepare my pet for a shoot?
Great question. In general it's a STRONGLY ENCOURAGED idea to make sure they get plenty of exercise before the shoot so they are more relaxed than usual. Take them for a run or to the dog park. If you have a cat, this is obviously not as critical. If it's important to you, please make sure they are washed and groomed.
Is there a fee for travel?
If your destination is within 30 miles of New Hope, there is no fee. If your shoot is more than 30 miles, we will charge a traveling fee depending on distance. If you are outside of PA-NJ we will try to accommodate you!