Dog Photography FAQ’s
Frequently Asked Questions
Clients often have several questions before booking a dog photoshoot to ensure they get the best possible results. In this introduction, I want to share with you the most common questions clients ask me about my dog photoshoots.
Clients may ask about having their dog on a lead, what if it rains on the day of the shoot, what if their dog is nervous, and how to prepare their furry friend for the photoshoot. They may also want to know how the final photos will be delivered.
As a photographer, it’s important to be able to answer these questions and provide guidance to clients to help them feel comfortable and confident in booking me.
Does My Dog Need To Be Off The Lead?
Not if you don’t want them to be, I have editing tools which helps me to remove leads from the picture during the final editing process.
Does My Dog Need To be Trained?
No, please don’t worry if your dog doesn’t have the best recall or attention span. My experience allows me to get the best picture from the most reluctant of dogs, but you will need to bring an adequate lead to prevent them from running off.
I Have 2 Dogs, Can They Both Be In The Photoshoot?
Yes, I have photographed up to 5 dogs in one particular session. However, an extra pair of hands will be needed to ensure your dogs are safe and under control, so please ask someone to attend the photoshoot with you.
My Dog Is Really Nervous In Unfamiliar Surroundings Or New people – Will This Be A Problem For You?
I have photographed dogs with very different personalities over many years so please don’t worry. However, please bear in mind at during all of my sessions your dog(s) wellbeing is paramount. If your dog is nervous of strangers, new environments or strange sounds I will make time for them to settle before starting the photoshoot.
Here’s a lovely review from a previous client who had concerns about their nervous dogs:
“I would highly recommend David and would definitely use again. He was very calm with my 2x Romanian rescue, Tango and Ray, and made them calm despite them being scared of people!”
How Far In Advance Should I Schedule A Session With You?
Sessions should generally be booked at least a month in advance.
During the warmer months, and especially around the summer holidays, you may want to book your session earlier so that we can accommodate the date you want.
However, please contact me in the first instance as I may have a booking cancellation.
What If I'm Not Ready Right Now?
No problem, when you’re ready to book just give me a call at the studio on 01522 750407 or just simply use the contact us form.
Do You Have Insurance?
Yes, I have both professional and public liability insurance.
What If It Rains On The Day Of The Photoshoot?
If we have rain or bad weather on the day of the photoshoot, I will call you so that we can reschedule and find another date which suits us both.
What If I Need To Cancel My Photoshoot?
I understand that some circumstances are out of your control, but would appreciate as much notice as possible that you can’t attend. We can then try and reschedule the shoot.
If the session has been rescheduled by you on multiple occasions this may result in an additional session fee.
Why Should I Choose David Lowerson Photography For A Dog Photoshoot?
Because you and your pet deserve a one of a kind experience with someone who truly understands how much you love your dog(s).
Because they sadly won’t be here forever and you don’t want to experience the regret of not having professional images of them.
Because I have been a dog owner myself for over 20 years.
When Do I Get To See My Images?
Your viewing will take place about 1-2 weeks after the session. You will view your images via Zoom.