Artistic Pet Portraits

Beautiful soft light for artistic pet portraits. These images can be taken at any location of your choice, though for best results I will recommend a few of my favourite locations to complement your pet and their personality.

Pawtrait Classic

90 min Photoshoot

5 Professionally Edited Digital Images
incl. up to 1 Dog
2 Months Online Gallery


Pawtrait Deluxe

120 min Photoshoot

8 Professionally Edited Digital Images
incl. up to 2 Dogs and 1 Owner
3 Months Online Gallery


Pawtrait Gold

Whole Day Photoshoot (6 Hours)

15 Professionally Edited Digital Images
incl. up to 4 Dogs and 2 Owners
3 Months Online Gallery
Personalized Mobile Gallery App

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All prices excluding GST.


Included in all Packages

Online Gallery of at least 50 images to choose from

Each additional photo available for purchase $35 

High Resolution Digital Files without Watermark
Social Media Files with Watermark

Travel to Photoshoot Location within Kananaskis

Travel to all my locations within Kananaskis is included. 
For special request locations, a trip fee of $0,68 will be calculated. 

FREE Consultation

Not sure which package is right for you? Or have questions on my booking and shooting process? Enjoy a free consultation with absolutely no pressure or obligation to book. I am happy to walk you through the entire journey and will answer absolutely any question you might have. 

Frequently asked questions

How do I book a shoot?

You can book a shoot by sending me an email, or filling out the contact form on my website. Your booking will only be confirmed once you receive a booking confirmation email. This is sent once a non-refundable retainer has been paid and my standard agreement has been signed. 

My dog is reactive and can’t go off leash

We have a few protocols in place to counteract reactivity and to ensure the safety for all involved.

My remote locations and shooting times will generally lead to a quiet and easy going environment for your dog. I do not expect them to be let off leash at any time, especially if strict leash laws apply. Please make sure that your dog wears a low profile collar and NOT a harness. If he needs to wear a harness to get to location, swap it out for a collar once we get there. 

We work with treats to gain your dog’s trust, and will take breaks if we notice any sign of stress. With the exception of very aggressive dogs, your dog is welcome and we will take every precaution necessary to keep him under threshold. 

What happens if it rains?

We will shoot come sunshine or stormy weather!

However, if we are experiencing severe weather resulting in unsafe shooting conditions, we will reschedule your shoot to the next available booking date at no additional charge. 

How do I prepare for the shoot and what should I wear?

Have a look at my handy prep guide for information on what to wear for the humans. 

Please make sure you have a collar for your dog. If he needs to wear a harness to get to location, swap it out for a collar once we get there. 

Can I add additional people or dogs?

Unfortunately not. It takes a lot of consideration and time to find the right setting, wait for the right light, and capture the right moment for the portrait sessions. It is beyond the scope of what I can provide in the short amount of time we have for the specific sessions to include multiple people/dogs. 

How long do I have to wait for my images?

After the shoot, your proofing gallery will be ready within the first 7 days in the form of an online gallery. Here you can pick your favorite images with the option to purchase additional photos.

Once chosen, your photos will be edited which can take anywhere between 2-4 weeks, depending on current work load. You will be given a new online gallery for you to download and share your photos with friends and family. Complimentary shoots or Model Calls may have a longer turn-around time.

Can I book a shoot from Calgary?

Absolutely! I am happy to meet you and your pup in a location closest to Calgary. I do plan on being able to accommodate shoots within the City of Calgary as soon as 2024.

What are the final images I will receive?

You will receive fully edited High resolution JPG images, as well as social media files for sharing online. I do not release un-edited photos or RAW images.

Booking a shoot with me will include photos for private use only. For commercial work, please contact me!


By booking a shoot with Melissa Pohl Photography, you acknowledge and accept the following conditions. You hereby waive, release, and discharge Melissa Pohl and all her affiliates, from any and all liability, including but not limited to, liability arising from the negligence or fault of the entities or persons released, for death, disability, personal injury, property damage, property theft, or actions of any kind which may hereafter occur at the Shoot.

Melissa Pohl and her associates or employees are not responsible for any injuries inflicted upon any participating parties.

What my clients have to say about me

  • Not only does she take the most amazing photos but the way she works with the furr children is amazing. I was very nervous for my first photo shoot with my babys but she even managed to calm me down. If you have not tried her service yet i definitely suggest you do.. Thank you once again ❤ my babys photos came out AMAZING.


    By Sanchia from Paws on Route
  • Melissa took the most beautiful photos of my furbaby, she has such a way with animals and people ❤ Not only was my doggy comfortable and having a blast, so was I ☺ Thank you Melissa ❤ your photos will forever be my screensaver and hanging up on my walls ☺


  • Melissa did an amazing job at my doggy photoshoot. The photos of my three black labs in the canola field came out beautifully. Definitely the most beautiful photos I have of them. Thank You!


    By Brenda from Smart Paws Academy
  • We had our very first photoshoot with our dog Skye. Not only does Melissa’s amazing photography and photos speak for themselves, but she is friendly, professional and creative. I would definitely recommend her.


  • The shoot with my dog Cubby was a lot of fun, all thanks to Melissa’s creative energy. The conditions to shoot weren’t the best, but she managed to capture very sharp, beautiful and natural looking photos.


  • I would recommend Melissa a thousand times over!!! She is an incredibly talented, spontaneous and caring photographer and our dogs loved her from the get go! We loved the photos she took of our dogs as she managed to capture every dogs unique personality perfectly. Thank you for everything Melissa.



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