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girl sitting on tree stump loving on dog_ Photos by Becky _ Savannah Hilton Head pet anima

THE EXPERIENCE

CAPTURING YOUR MOST GENUINE MOMENTS

Your pets are your family. Don't wait until it’s too late.

We will help you keep your family

Together Furever.

Above all else, Becky is a storyteller. It takes true talent to tell a story using images rather than words. To do so, you must capture emotion, love, and beauty in every photograph. It means candid moments between you and your furry, four-legged family members.  As a pet photographer, each of Becky's photographs is a moment frozen in time The connection and bond you have with your pet will never fade

You ready?

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The Roadmap

Step 1: Making a Plan

To ensure we're on the same page, we'll talk about what you want from our time together

 

  • Get to know each other

  • Decide on locations

  • Discuss your goals

  • Male plans for your artwork display

Step 2: Taking the Photos

During our photo session together, you can expect a fun, professional experience with us. With years of experience, we understand it may take some extra time and patience to get a perfect expression. We’ll bring toys and treats (consulting you beforehand on any special dietary needs your pet may have) and work with you and your family in a relaxed, natural way. Our goal is to capture the essence of who you are - and who your family is. The kids and animals set the pace of the shoot. If we meet in a public place, I expect your pup to be on a leash for the whole session.  Don’t worry—there’s photoshop for that!

Step 3: Previewing the Photos

At the end of all our hard work and planning comes the best part: seeing your beautiful images! About a week or so after the shoot, we get together in the studio for your preview session.  I’ll help guide you in selecting your favorite images and deciding how they will be displayed. What style best suits you and your home? Wall art? Memory book?  This is the time when your order is placed so bring all the decision makers. Payments are due at the time of ordering. Don’t worry—interest free payment plans are available, so go wild!

Step 4: And Then....

Yay—your images are ready!  As soon as they have been inspected for quality and accuracy, you can start enjoying your pups perfection from your own home.

 

Ready to start planning your next session!

  • New Adoption (shelter or breeder)

  • Watch Me Grow

  • Annual holiday portraits

  • Seasonal themed specials

  • Forever in my Heart

Not sure WHERE to take your photos?  If you prefer outdoors, download our location guide for ideas!

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"Her passion and talent come across in her editing and finishing too! She gets the best shots back to exceptionally quickly and I couldn't be happier with the whole experience."
Nancy Hait

FAQ

Have more questions that aren't answered here? Reach out and I'll be happy to assist you!

  • What about clothes or props for a themed shoot
    We have a great selection of props and different backgrounds. We encourage clothes but limit each session to 5 outfit changes. You need to provide clothing that fits your pet best. Then your pup can strut his or her stuff on our catwalk-ing backdrop! Not a fan of dressing up? No worries. We’ll photograph “naked” pets all day!
  • What if my dog has to be on-leash?
    No problem! The majority of the dogs are on-leash (either for safety reasons or following leash-laws). Whenever possible I’ll remove the leash when editing your photos.
  • I have multiple pets....and family members. Can they come too?
    Bring everyone! The more the merrier!
  • What should I bring?
    Toys and treats are a great way to get your pup to look at the camera. This will help to motivate them to cooperate during the session. Come armed with your pet’s favorite toys and treats. We have our own toy chest and cookie jar but there’s nothing like homemade goodies. For environmental shoot, I understand the need for leashes and harnesses. You pet's safety is the most import thing! For the photos, it's best to use a thin, solid color leash that is not distracting. Harnesses cannot be guaranteed to be edited out.
  • I’m afraid my pet will be camera shy.
    Don’t worry. Working with a wide variety of temperaments I have developed techniques for working with dogs who need more space and/or time to relax. Perhaps an in-home or backyard session would be appropriate.
  • Are the photos retouched?
    Editing (color correction, toning and cropping) is done to every image we preview. All purchased images receive a special touch to make the subjects “pop.” Want additional or special edits? Just ask.
  • But...I don't want to be in the photos
    That’s a-okay! This can be a true dog’s day to shine. But it’s always a good idea to be ready in case of a last minute change of heart.
  • May I post the photos on social media?
    Yes! You are absolutely allowed to share your images on social media. Photographer credit is always greatly appreciated.
  • The cats don't travel well.
    Not a problem. I can always come to you. The photos at your home will be more casual but often with pets that don't travel well, photographing at home may ease their anxiety and it's less stressful for everyone.
  • How should I prepare for the purrrfect shoot?
    Groom your pet and groom yourself too! Pet grooming can be a full salon visit or just a good ol’ brush down at home. It’s a good idea for you to wear makeup and solid color clothes that don’t identically match your pet’s fur color. A great way to capture your pet’s attention is to bring them tired and hungry. Before mealtime and after a long walk is ideal. That way, a hungry, tired dog will pay attention to just about anyone with a treat.
  • My dog will NEVER sit still long enough for a photo
    If a dog sat still, he’d be a statue. That’s the fun in pet photography--getting the active animals in a comfortable environment where they can relax and let it all hang out. I work with treats, balls, squeaky toys or whatever grabs your pet's attention. I always spend a few minutes with the animals letting them know how they can get the beloved treat. The dog moves fast. The camera moves faster.
  • How long does a session normally last?
    Your session time will be based upon your pets. I suggest up to 2 hours depending on the personality of your pet. You’ll know when they are done.
  • How far in advance should I book my session?
    I’m normally booked out two to three weeks in advance. This time period is subject to change depending on the time of year. Fall and spring tend to be the busiest time for photographing pets outdoors. Summer time is busiest in the air conditioned studio.
  • What about cats? Exotics? Guinea Pigs? Chickens?
    Not a problem. I can always come to you! It is an honor to come into your home and photograph your special family member. The photos at your house will be more casual but often with pets that don’t travel well, it eases their anxiety and it's less stressful for everyone. Any pet is welcome in the studio. I’d love to photograph them! Birds, rabbits, guinea pigs, chickens, reptiles, ferrets, hedgehogs and more. I’m up to the creative challenge!
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