Skip to main content

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.

How it works

Step 1

Inquiry

Congratulations on taking the first step! You’ve reached out because you want memorable images of your best friend, and now the excitement begins. I’ll delve into learning all about your furry companion – their temperament, needs, any concerns you may have, and your location preferences. Based on this information, I’ll recommend a few locations perfectly suited to bring your vision to life!

Step 2

Shooting Day

During your shoot, we’ll meet at the chosen location. Your dog gets to sniff and explore until you’re both relaxed. I’ll guide you through easy prompts for running, playing, and posing, using treats or toys as rewards. Your dog can stay leashed throughout the session! I prioritise you and your dog’s comfort, ensuring a happy experience for both of you.

Step 3

Choose your Images

Within a week of your shoot, you’ll receive the full gallery of our photoshoot. Here, you can select your absolute favourites for editing on an easy to use online platform. Plus, you’ll have the option to purchase additional images if you’d like.

Step 4

Delivery Day

The day you’ve eagerly awaited is finally here! You’ve seen the raw images, but today marks the moment you receive an email granting access to your exclusive, fully edited, and stunning online gallery. From there, you can download the gallery or easily share it with friends and family. If you’re considering printed products, now’s the time to discuss options. We’ll ensure you get top-quality professional prints!

Investment

Pawtrait Classic
PAWS & BISCUITS

60 min Photoshoot

8 Professionally Edited Digital Images
incl. up to 1 Dog

$195

Pawtrait Deluxe
DOG’S BEST FRIEND

90 min Photoshoot

10 Professionally Edited Digital Images
incl. up to 2 Dogs and 1 Owner

$295

Pawtrait Gold
WANDERING TAILS

Half Day Outing (90min photoshoot + Hike)

15 Professionally Edited Digital Images
incl. up to 2 Dogs and 2 Owners
Featured Location in Kananaskis
Travel Included

$395

All prices in Canadian Dollars excluding GST.

NEW

wp-content/uploads/edenborders-border-collies.jpg

Pawtrait Platinum
GENERATIONS

120 min Photoshoot

25 Professionally Edited Digital Images
incl. up to 6 Dogs and 2 Owners

$350

All prices in Canadian Dollars excluding GST.

Included in all Packages

wp-content/uploads/Nala_social-4.jpg wp-content/uploads/Nala_social-4.jpg

Online Gallery of at least 50 images to choose from

Each additional photo available for purchase $20

High Resolution Digital Files without Watermark
Social Media Files with Watermark

3 Months Online Gallery 


Travel to Photoshoot Location within Calgary

Travel to all my locations in Calgary is included. 
For special request locations, a trip fee of $0,68 per km will be calculated beyond a return trip of 80km.

Travel is included in “Wandering Tails” bookings and are not subject to additional travel fees unless outside of Kananaskis.

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. 

Can’t be off-leash or sit/stay?

No problem! The magic of photoshop makes it possible. Try it out yourself below.

Frequently asked questions

HOW DO I BOOK?

Booking with me is incredibly streamlined! Give me a shout via email, my contact form or by phone to get started. Your booking will be confirmed once you receive a booking confirmation email. 

DO YOU SHOOT CATS?
I do! I have taken photos of many adventure cats, provided your cat likes to accompany you on outdoor excursions with a leash and harness.
MY DOG IS REACTIVE AND CAN’T BE OFF-LEASH

Not to worry! We work with treats to gain your dog’s trust and make him feel as comfortable as possible.

My remote locations and shooting times will generally lead to a quiet and easy going environment for your dog without many triggers around. We also don’t expect them to be let off leash at any time. Please make sure that your dog wears a low profile collar instead of a harness, making it easy to remove in photoshop later on. If he needs to wear a harness to get to location, swap it out for a collar once we get there. 

WHAT HAPPENS IF IT RAINS?

We will shoot come sunshine or stormy weather!

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

HOW DO I PREPARE FOR THE SESSION?

Have a look at my handy prep guide for tips and tricks on what to wear, what to bring and how to prepare for your photoshoot.

Most importantly, please make sure you have water, his favourite treats, waste bags and 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. 

DO YOU PROVIDE TREATS?
Yes! We provide 100% natural freeze dried liver treats. Even though this is included in every session, I always recommend you bring your dogs favorite treats with you as well, incase he shows no interest in the treats we provide.
CAN I ADD ADDITIONAL PEOPLE OR DOGS?

Unfortunately not. It is beyond the scope of what I can provide in the limited amount of time we have allocated for each session to include multiple people/dogs. Please book the correct type of session for the amount of people/dogs you are looking to include. 

HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE TO RECEIVE 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.

WHAT ARE THE FINAL IMAGES I WILL RECEIVE?

You will receive fully edited High resolution JPG images as a download, 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. Professional/Commercial use is prohibited unless you have contacted me for a commercial job.

WHAT DO I DO IF MY DOG HATES CAMERAS?
Rarely will dogs want to have their picture taken! It’s one of the biggest advantages when booking with a professional dog photographer. We have a few tricks up our sleeves to get your dog’s attention and make him look his absolute best! Your pup won’t even know we’re taking photos.
WHAT HAPPENS IF I NEED TO POSTPONE MY SESSION?
Unforeseen circumstances happen! Please let me know as soon as you are aware you can’t make your shoot. For less than 72 hours notice we may have to charge a rescheduling fee of $50.

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 ☺

    ★★★★★

    Michaela
  • 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.

    ★★★★★

    Venetia
  • 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.

    ★★★★★

    Clint
  • 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.

    ★★★★★

    Odile

You cannot copy content of this page