There are lots of different dog photographers you can choose from, and they all seem to provide the same services. But how are you supposed to know which one to choose?
The question you should be asking is this: what makes Adventure Pup Photography different than the others?
Read on and find out for yourself!
While ‘years in business’ and an extensive list of past customers is always nice, it doesn’t make someone the best. Sometimes people can be good at “taking pictures,” but that doesn’t mean they have the talent to identify what makes for the best composition and tell the best story with an image. That’s where I excel. I have the base skill set to capture moments as well as edit photos, but I also have the talent to identify the best compositions and how to bring out the best of each shot. A lot of that process starts with the initial setting (location/view/lighting) and learning and understanding the natural tendencies of your pup, and it carries through to the editing process and knowing how to make the best of your final portrait display. That goes for both digitally optimized images and how to set up printed art displays.
Though Adventure Pup Photography is one of the newer kids on the block, that doesn’t mean I lack experience! I look at experience in a few different ways.
- Business: I have been a project manager for over a decade and know what it takes to efficiently run a business, understand the different elements to streamline a photoshoot, and can easily empathize and relate to customers. The customer experience is always the primary focus!
- Photography: I come from a background of landscape photography, meaning I know how to frame a great natural-setting shot. Understanding how different natural elements, depths, colors, and textures play into the overall composition is what elevates the final product. More than that, though, is understanding how the natural lighting will work best with your pup to really make them shine!
- Pups: Having been a fur-parent or a fur-sibling to many dogs throughout my life, I understand that they come in all shapes and sizes, temperaments, personalities, and energy levels. Knowing the different aspects of a pup helps determine how to best work with them during a photoshoot.
Adventure Pup Photography only shoots natural settings with natural lighting, so that means there’s no “jack-of-all-trades” for photography styles. Since I don’t rely on studio space, lighting setups, or props, that means I can focus solely on your pup since I already have a mastery of natural space setup.
I’m all about going with the flow. That means I am patient and know when I have an opportunity and when I have to wait. There will never be a rush and I’ll always work with you and your pup to ensure we’re getting the best shot. If your dog is super wiggly and not cooperating with a particular pose, we can wait it out to see if they settle in, or we can try a different method or location to capture something similar. I will never ask that you push your dog to do something they are scared of or don’t want to do, and the last thing I want is for you to get frustrated with your pup because they aren’t cooperating. I know that dogs will be dogs and I’ll work around them instead of the other way around!
I always keep the end result in mind! At the very beginning we will discuss how you intend to use the images – will it be a large wall portrait? A coffee table book? A holiday card? Maybe just social media posts? Whatever the end result will be, it will be the principle that guides how we approach the shoot, what kinds of shots we capture, and what kind of product that is selected in the end. I will also work with you to ensure you end up with the perfect product that fulfills your dream!
So what do you think? Is it worth the time to set up a consultation and learn about the Adventure Pup Photography experience? Fill out our booking form and we’ll find a time that works best for us to discuss our future project!
Not ready for a consultation yet? It’s totally ok to keep checking things out! If you’re looking for inspiration, you can check out Instagram or Facebook to see other pups on adventures. You can also check out our reviews on Google to see what others are saying.
Got ideas? Need to be inspired? Get in touch today!