Keeping your Dog Safe

dog and leaves

you have seen lots of my images of dogs without a leash. You are probably thinking, well my dog can’t be off a leash, that wouldn’t be safe. I have a little secret to share. All of my dogs are on leash. I can remove the leash during the editing process on the images you choose for your artwork. The only way to ensure the safety of your pet is to keep a leash on him. I may have you hold the leash in a certain way to ensure that it can be edited.

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Greeting Dogs at the Photo Session

brown and black dog

I find it best when greeting a dog to let them approach you in their own time. At a photo session, I will let your dog approach me when he is ready.  Dogs need time to sniff and assess that this person is not a threat.   I generally leave the camera to the side, as that big black box often appears threatening to dogs. 

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Images and Ornaments to Celebrate the Season

The Holiday Season is upon us and it is time to celebrate some images of the season. When scheduling your holiday session, we will discuss your vision for the session during the consultation call. Would you like something to show off the green and red of the season, or a simple tree a few little glittery ornaments for your dog to enjoy.

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End of Life Pet Portrait Sessions to Keep Those Memories Close

paw in hand

One of my regrets is not having more pictures of him. Especially images of the two of us together, doing the things we always did together. I do have a couple selfies and a couple images my sister took, but they don’t truly show the bond we had with each other. At that time I said that I would not let that happen again, and decided that if I felt that way, other owners probably felt the same. Nancy Kieffer photography was born out of my own tragedy and that is why I want to capture your journey through life with your pet.

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3 Tips For Working With Reactive Dogs

black dog on black background

These tips are for those of you that would love to get a photo with your reactive dog, but don’t know how to achieve it. These are tips you can work on with your dog, but when scheduling our consultation, this is one of the important things to discuss with me as I can tailor the session specifically in ways that will lessen the chances of your dog being triggered.

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Tricks and treats of a Pet photographer

Basking in the fun play and cuddles from the dogs I photograph is certainly a treat for me, but capturing the dogs essence, much less his attention, requires a photographer to have a few tricks up her sleeve. Here are a couple of the tricks that I utilize throughout the photo session.

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Delivery and Care of your Artwork from your Pet Portrait Session- Step 4

Wall display 3 images

Prints/digitals generally take about 3 weeks from time of order to complete the final retouching and processing.

I have searched for products that are of the highest quality and some of these companies are from around the world therefore Wall Art/Albums can take 6-8 weeks from final approval. Consider the turn around time for these in order to place your order with enough time to allow for normal delays.

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What to expect after the session- Part 3

pet portrait album

During our photo session we will have determined the date and location of our ordering appointment. The appointment can take place either in person at your home or via zoom. either way we have our meeting- the first goal is to let you view your images in a slideshow to allow you to sit back and enjoy the process and the results.

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