The Session

“Thanks so much for the fantastic photos! They could not have turned out better. Otis’ personality just pops in every photo. Thank you!!”
– Otis’ mom
Where does the session take place?

All FidoJournalism sessions are photographed on location, either in your home or another location of your choosing (park, etc.). My goal is to capture your pet in their natural environment being themselves and doing what they love.

What is included with the session?

The basic session* includes my shooting and retouching time, local travel, and a viewing session to review your images and product samples. VA Pet Portraits | FidoJournalism Pet PhotographyAdditional digital and print products are available for purchase after your session (and my goal is to make it really hard to choose!). Please contact me for a complete product guide.

What is your style of pet photography?

I primarily shoot in a relaxed, candid style (some call it photojournalistic or documentary pet portraits). I strive to create authentic images of your beloved animals that  will always remind you why the are so special! My pet photo galleries will give you a better sense of my style. Click to view my dog photography, cat photography, people and pet photography or pet event photography.

Can I be in the pictures too?

That’s totally up to you! I feel that part of my story-telling approach is to capture the relationship between people and their pets. But if you just want pictures of your pets, that’s cool too! View my people and pet photography gallery to see how I incorporate people into portraits.

Can I purchase a session as a gift?

Absolutely! Professional pet photography is a unique and thoughtful gift, and will provide a lifetime of enjoyment for the pet lovers in your life. We will provide you with a beautiful gift certificate that you can personalize! Contact us about setting up a gift photo session.

Are you available for commercial pet photography?

Yes, please fill out the contact form for additional information about my commercial pet photography rates and licensing information.

Do you take pictures of other things as well?

Yes, I am a full-time photographer. If you are looking for a wedding photographer, portrait photographer, or corporate/nonprofit event photographer, I’d be happy to discuss my other services with you.

Contact Us to Schedule a Session
* – Includes up to two pets from one household. Additional pets will be charged at $25/pet. A travel fee will be added for sessions outside outside 35 miles of Takoma Park, MD (Baltimore, Annapolis, Alexandria & Arlington are included in standard travel range). Prices do not include MD state sales tax.