Pricing & Other Info

So how does this work, and how much does it cost?

I've recently iniated a sliding scale that ranges from $200 to $400 a session. I realize that not everyone in the DC area is a lawyer or lobbyist, even though it may seem that way sometimes! I don't want to turn anyone away by being too expensive, so you get to decide what makes sense for your budget in that range. Each session still includes the following, regardless of the rate you pick:

  • Initial consultation
  • Photo shoot
  • Private gallery of proofs
  • Image editing of any proofs selected for purchase
  • $100 credit towards the purchase of any product- prints, high resolution files, or framed wall art
  • One social media digital file for each session, and for each image purchased


Do you have a particular style or approach?

I really just love dogs (and other pets!) and the ideal photo to me is one that captures a little bit of their unique personality. A lot of my favorite shots are "happy accidents", because you never know what you'll capture! So I just try to have fun and see what happens. Some dogs have a really bubbly excitable personality that lends itself more towards action shots and bright colors, and sometimes I like a more subdued approach with dramatic lighting and maybe a black & white final image. Check out the portfolio section for some examples of my work, and we can have a conversation about what approach you think would work best for you.

What if I want photos at my house, or for my cat, or maybe some outside shots at the park? Will you come to me?

Yes! The pricing is a bit different though, and there are a lot of variables, so let's have a conversation and figure out what your looking for.

When will we get our photos?

Your will receive an online gallery link with all your photos within a few days, and edited digital copies in about a week. Prints and artwork will be delivered from the lab within a week after orders are placed.

My pet is very shy... what happens if it's just not working?

No worries! We'll take it slow and do everything we can to make sure your pet is comfortable. But if they're just not having it and we can't get good pictures from a studio session, there's no charge.

How long does a studio session last?

Each session can take up to an hour, but they're usually shorter, depending on the pet. Most of the time, the best shots are from the first 20 minutes, and most pets will get a little tired after that anyway. As long as the pet is having fun, we'll keep going though! Sometimes a pet will take a little while to get comfortable, so I'm not going to rush it.

Do I need to do anything to prepare for the shoot?

We want your dog to be as relaxed as possible, so sometimes some pre-shoot exercise can help. Not so much that they're exhausted, but enough that they're content and happy.

What kinds of products are available for purchase?

You can buy prints, framed and matted wall art, and high resolution files in our online store. Each session includes a $100 credit that can be used towards purchases.

Where are you located?

I have a home studio in Washington D.C., in the Columbia Heights neighborhood.

Do you sell gift certificates?

Yes! Just send me a message through the contact page and let me know the value of the gift card you would like to purchase, and I will create a unique discount code for you for that amount.

How many photos will I get?

This is a great question! I'll be taking quite a lot of shots, but what I'm really looking for is that magical moment when everything comes together. I could be wrong, but I expect most people would prefer to hang 1 to 3 fantastic photos on their walls than 20 or 30 mediocre ones, so that's my goal. Each session is priced with that in mind. I want every client to receive 1 framed and matted piece of archival quality art with their session, and if they want to purchase more after that, then that's great! I'll shoot a ton of photos, but my plan is to have at least one fantastic shot that I can't live without, and then 5 or 6 others that I love. I'll share 20-30 of the best images as a proof gallery regardless.

Do you use a flash? Is that going to scare my dog?

In a studio session, I do generally use a flash, or "strobes" in photographer parlance, and no, it's totally fine- they don't really notice. Think of it as a flash of lightning, but without the scary thunder.