The Dog with a Bow Photography

SESSION GUIDE

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CREATIVE FEE | $295

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Due at the time of booking to secure the date for your session and includes:

  • 60 - 90 minutes of photography

  • A location in Calgary, Cochrane or Kananaskis Country

  • Up to 2 dogs (additional dogs $50 each)

  • The professional editing of at least 25 images to choose from

    and

  • A personal viewing session to review the session images.



OUR FREE GIFT TO YOU

We don't sell digital files BUT we do gift them with the purchase of our Signature Products!

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For every $500 spent on Signature Products - our gift to you is 5 high resolution digital files (printable up to 16" by 24") supplied on an engraved wooden USB (up to a maximum of 25 digital files)

When you spend $1,000 or more on Signature Products - as an added bonus, we’ll include in your free gift an engraved wooden print box together with a fine-art 5” by 7” print of each digital file gifted.

For example :

Spend $750 and receive 5 high resolution digital files for free

Spend $1, 200 and receive 10 high resolution digital files, 10 x 5” by 7” fine-art prints and an engraved wooden print box

Spend $2, 000 and receive 20 high resolution digital files, 20 x 5” by 7” fine-art prints and an engraved wooden print box



SIGNATURE PRODUCTS

After your session you will have the choice of products from our current Product Guide. The below options are subject to change but are current as of today’s date.


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FRAMED IMAGES

11x14 | $475 Natural | $495 Barnwood

16x24 | $695 Natural | $745 Barnwood

20x30 | $875 Natural | $1075 Barnwood

24x36 | $1, 275 Natural | $1450 Barnwood

Our unique, one-of-a-kind barn-wood framed prints come in a choice of finishes, with enclosed backing and ready to hang straight out of the box. 


NATURAL WOOD PRINTS

16x24 | $595

20x30 | $775

24x36 | $1150

30x40 | $1450

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MODERN ACRYLIC

16x24 | $650

20x30 | $925

24x36 | $1250

Vibrant and modern face mounted acrylics, 1/4" thick, with stainless posts, and complete with all hanging hardware required to get your favourite image up where it belongs.


MODERN METAL PRINT

16x24 | $675

20x30 | $875

24x36 | $1375

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DOUBLE FLOATING METAL

20x28 | $1395

24x30 | $2450


BARNWOOD FRAMED METAL PRINT

16x24 | $995

20x30 | $1295

24x36 | $1995

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Acrylic Block

5x7 | $275

The same vibrant and modern look of our acrylics in a handy desk size version. Mounted to 1" thick plexiglass with hand polished edges.


Fine Art Prints

8x12 | $145

Professional quality prints with a choice of finishes and optional textures mounted on 2mm styrene for additional durability

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PHOTOBOOKS AND ALBUMS

8x10 Hardback Session Photobook (containing 20 images) | $750

10x10 Hardback Luxury Session Album (containing 20 images) | $1, 250

12x12 Hardback Luxury Session Album (containing up to 25 images) $1, 750

Our custom designed photobooks and albums feature a deluxe leather or linen cover (or your favourite image as a photo-wrapped cover.)

Session Albums are printed on beautiful lay flat pages.



NEED SOME HELP CHOOSING?

If building your own package has you wondering what to choose, we are here to help. Here’s a few pre-bundled packages that include some of our most in demand products.

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the Wolf Cub package ($915)

  • Your favourite image as a 16” by 24” Barnwood Framed Image; and

  • 2 x 8” by 12” Fine-Art Prints

    Your Free Gift :

  • 5 x high resolution digital files (printable up to 16" by 24") on an engraved wooden USB.

THe Beta PACKAGE ($1, 655)

  • Your favourite 2 images : one as a 16” by 24” Natural Wood Print and one as a 16” by 24” Barnwood Framed Print; and

  • 3 x 8” by 12” Fine-Art Prints

    Your Free Gift : 15 images as

  • 5" by 7" prints presented in an engraved wooden presentation box; and

  • High resolution digital files (printable up to 16" by 24") on an engraved wooden USB.

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THe ALPHA PACKAGE ($4, 045)

  • A deluxe 10" x 10" Session Album (containing up to 20 images);

  • Your favourite 2 images : one as a 20” by 28” Double Floating Metal and one as a 16” by 24” Modern Metal; and

  • 5 x 8” by 12” Fine-Art Prints

Your Free Gift : 25 images as

  • 5" by 7" prints presented in an engraved wooden presentation box; and

  • High resolution digital files (printable up to 16" by 24") on an engraved wooden USB.


FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

There are a number of questions that we get asked a lot...

  1. Do you only photograph dogs that are perfectly trained?

  2. There’s no way my dog will stay still. Will that be okay?

  3. My dog is so shy or afraid of people. This can’t work for us right?

  4. My dog is not as easy-going as some dogs you photograph. In fact…they’re very reactive and CANNOT be near dogs/people. Is that okay?

  5. My dog can absolutely not be off leash. Is that going to ruin the pictures?

  6. What are the hidden fees?

  7. Where do we do the photos?


Q: There’s no way my dog will stay still. Will that be okay?

A: That's not a problem at all...honestly, it's really not!

As fast as they are, I assure you my camera is faster! I shoot with a lightning quick lens, at a shutter speed that could capture a formula 1 race car in perfect focus. Even if you have a greyhound...I promise I can capture their picture. I need less than 1/1000th of a second of stillness to capture a picture for you. 

And if they want to run...well action shots can be cool too!

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Q: My dog is so shy or afraid of people. This can’t work for us right?

A: I totally get it. Maybe they are a rescue and you have no idea what happened to them before you gave them a new home. Maybe they've had a bad experience more recently. Maybe they're just super cautious. Whatever their history, I can work with them.

That could simply be using one of my many lenses to stay a distance away that your pup is comfortable with. I can ZOOM in and still get beautiful images for you.

I volunteer regularly with 3 rescue centres here in Alberta and I've had a dog in my life since I was just 6 months old. I therefore have encountered all sorts of dogs throughout my life. I have an excellent understanding of dog body language, and will use all the knowledge I've accumulated to make sure your pup feels comfortable and ready to be a star!

Q: My dog is not as easy-going as some dogs you photograph. In fact…they’re very reactive and CANNOT be near dogs/people. Is that okay?

A:  No problem - location is so key to getting the beautiful image that you want, but we'll be able to find the perfect spot for your pup. I have so many options for great locations that I'm confident we'll find a secluded spot you are happy with. 

Q: Do you only photograph dogs that are perfectly trained?

A: No… not at all. Whatever “challenges” your pup has I promise I’ve seen worse.Q: There’s no way my dog will stay still. Will that be okay?


Q: My dog can absolutely not be off leash. Is that going to ruin the pictures?

A: No - not having your dog run for the mountains, never to be seen again, is of course the most important thing! If they need to stay on a leash - I can work with that for sure. Through magic (otherwise known as photoshop) that leash will disappear quicker than a cooked chicken left unattended and within the reach of a sneaky paw.

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Q: What are the hidden fees?

A: They’re aren't any. I hate it when that happens too. I therefore want you to know exactly what you are paying for up front. If you are lucky enough to have more than 2 dogs, I can only imagine how much time you spend fighting for a space on the couch! You deserve a discount on those extra pooches so additional dogs are just $50 each (for up to 4 dogs from the same household.)

Do you have more than 4 dogs? Wow...good for you! Send me a quick email to 1) explain how you do it :) and 2) to get a custom quote.

I can also include one puppy parent in a few pictures for no additional charge at all. If you want more of a family shoot with a variety of shots, some with just the dog (s) and some with the whole family, additional people are just $50 each.


Q: Where do we do the photos?

A: Well, I have a number of great locations in and around Calgary, Cochrane and Kananaskis Country for you to choose from. However if you had somewhere else in mind then that’s not a problem. Just let me know where you were thinking and I’d be happy to provide you with a quote for travel. I’ve photographed in locations including Costa Rica, London, UK, and the US, and am happy to travel anywhere to photograph dogs!