About this pro
7 years in business
1 hire on Thumbtack
Kathy takes lots and lots of great candid photos to capture the true personality of pets. My dog, Jack, passed away but not before Kathy took some great photos of the expressive, funny and cute face and posture of him. I will treasure these photos foreverNov 2, 2015
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- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?All the work we do is on location, that means at your home, on your property, or a pre-arranged location. The Creative Fee, $149, is for the photographer's time, talent and travel expenses; preparing photographs and establishing your private online gallery. Within 30 miles, no travel charges. Prints and products are additional. See website for further information.
- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?Our goal is simple: capture your pet's true essence, spirit and personality in photographic images . . . while everyone involved has FUN! Step 1: You will be contacted by phone with details about your pet's photo shoot. Afterwards, you will be sent a secure online link using paypal for payment of the creative fee. No appointments are confirmed until the creative fee is received. (Due to limited availability, dates go fast). Step 2: Think about what you want as a result of the photo shoot. What type of photograph? Browse through the many products (all can be found on this website) that can be custom ordered with your pet's image. Perhaps a memory blanket to wrap yourself in? A cherry wood keepsake box to keep tags or other mementos in? A ceramic tile for your pet's final resting place? Write down any questions you have, that you haven't found answered on the website. Step 3: The day of the shoot, be sure your pet has been fed and had some exercise prior to the photographer's arrival. Step 4: Meet your photographer in your home to discuss your goals for the shoot, and have all of your questions answered. A plan is created for the photo shoot while the photographer bonds with your pet. Step 5: Lights. Camera. Action! Our photographer comes to your home, plays with and photographs your pet, while having lots of fun. You are welcome, and encouraged, to participate in the photo shoot, getting your pet's attention, playing, and just having a good time! We come to your home and use simple tools and natural light. Your home and yard is used as the backdrop. Sessions take between 30-60 minutes. We never look at our watch. In fact, we don't wear one. Our main goal is to have the best possible images we can get of your pet. If we need to stay longer, we will gladly do so without charging any overtime fees (it is up to your photographer to decide whether they have the shots they came for or not). After your session, we get to work meticulously fine-tuning all the photos. Within 7-10 days you will be sent the 7 fully edited low-res images of photographer's 'pick,' (perfect for sharing across the Internet with your friends and family) along with a link to your online private gallery featuring the many images taken of your pet. After you select the images and products you want from your on-line secure gallery (you will be sent a link to your private gallery via email), it takes between 2-3 weeks to receive your beautiful prints and products in the mail.
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?.Began photography at age 7. Studied in high school and have taken ongoing classes over the years.