FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS


Why should I hire a pet photographer?

I consider pet photography to be a special type of family photography. If you treat your pets as members of your family, it only makes sense that they should have their unique characters captured alongside the rest of the family, too. As a pet photographer, my focus is always on capturing stunning, authentic photos of your pet that truly reflect his genuine personality, rather than creating the more traditional, posed family portraits.

What if my pet isn't well-behaved enough for photos?

Many of the dogs I photograph have not mastered basic obedience commands and must be on leash at all times, so don't worry if your pet isn't perfectly trained! As long as your pet is not a danger to himself or others (for on location sessions), I will find a way to capture his distinct personality. For the best results, however, sit/stay commands are recommended.

If your dog needs to be on a leash at all times, the leash can often be edited out of the final photos at no additional charge, though more extensive removals can incur additional fees. Using solid color collars (no harnesses) and fixed-length leashes is recommended to avoid potentially incurring these fees. Check out my blog to see the finished images from on-leash sessions.

Where will the photography session take place?

Depending on your pet, the session will take place either on location in Los Angeles or in your home. I have a variety of locations I can recommend around the city from parks to hiking trails to beaches! We can discuss what places make the most sense for your pet during the pre-session consultation.

Do you have a studio I can bring my pet to?

I prefer to capture authentic, natural images of your pet in a location where he is most comfortable or familiar in order to capture his truest self. As a result, I do not offer studio sessions at this time.

If I have more than two pets, can you photograph all of them?

Sure! Up to two pets are included in lifestyle photography sessions, but if you would like more than two pets photographed, it is $25 for each additional pet. 

Can I (and/or another family member) be in the photos too?

Of course! I love to capture the special bonds families share with their pets. However, as a pet photographer, the focus of the session will primarily be on the pet; if you are looking for a family photographer, I am happy to offer local recommendations.

Do you only take photos of dogs?

Dogs are my speciality, but I have also photographed cats and horses. If you have another type of pet you'd like photographed, reach out!

Do you offer sessions for pets who are terminally ill?

Yes, I offer Celebration of Life sessions for pets who have been diagnosed with a terminal condition or are of advanced age. Due to the nature of these sessions, they are prioritized ahead of other sessions. Please contact me as soon as possible if you are interested in booking one of these time-sensitive sessions.

What is included with a session? Do you offer digital files?

I currently offer two types of sessions: special occasion and lifestyle. Special occasion pet photography sessions are for 1 pet and up to 2 humans and include 5 digital images. Lifestyle pet photography sessions are for up to 2 pets and 2 humans and include 15 digital images.

Photos from the session are delivered via an online gallery where you can view, share, and download your images. High-resolution digital images are printable up to 8" x 10" and include a personal use print release.

What products do you offer? How much do they cost?

I offer a curated selection of premium quality, archival grade products. To display on your walls, I recommend canvas gallery wraps or metal prints (starting at $200). To display in your home or gift to friends & family, I recommend image boxes with mounted prints or engraved wooden USB boxes (starting at $175). I also offer an album design service starting at $500. If you are interested in an album, please let me know during your consultation.

What if I have additional questions that are not answered here?

Not a problem! Send me an email or call (424) 835-5300, and I'd be happy to answer any questions you may have.

How do I book a pet photography session with Fetch Photography?

Booking a pet photography session is as easy as 1-2-3!
  1. Contact me to schedule a pre-session consultation & receive your welcome packet
  2. Sign a pet photography session agreement & model release
  3. Pay the session fee to secure your chosen session date and time