Session Location Options
Since all of my sessions are customized to the needs and interests of you and your pet, the location we work in can make a difference. After years for shooting in the DC / Virginia region, the list below features a few of my favorite spots for photography.
If there's a special place you'd like for your session, just ask. I've worked in a variety of locations – near and far – the only place off limits is the dog park (for safety reasons).
Home + Haunts
For many pets, home is their safe space—where they feel most comfortable and where they can be themselves. For pets with anxiety or trouble focusing, your home can be a perfect place to photograph. Typically we'll start inside then continue on with visits to their favorite neighborhood haunts.
*All cat sessions are done in their home.
Gardens + Greens
Perfect for those looking for a location with natural backdrops and manicured green spaces. Located in Alexandria, the park features colorful gardens, hiking trails and open grassy spaces.
Woods + Waters
A perfect option for adventure dogs and beach bums alike! Located in Woodbridge, VA this location offers a variety of stunning natural backdrops from wooded hiking trails to a natural sand beach.
A nominal park entrance fee ($5-$7) required on day of the shoot.
Fields + Forests
Another great option for adventure dogs and humans! Located in Manassas, VA this park offers expansive fields and hiking trails. It's also a great option for history buffs, as it was the site of the first battle of the Civil War.
National Mall + Monuments
While National Mall can be a challenging location for a number of reasons—crowds, permit fees* and distractions galore—I understand the desire to include the monuments in your family's photos. Please contact me for more information about scheduling your shoot on the National Mall.
*This option requires an additional $150 National Park Service location permit and at least 2 weeks notice for application filing.
All sessions are shot with your dog on a leash for safety. Leashes will be edited out, as appropriate, on ordered images.
Special accommodations needed for your dog or family group?
Just ask. See you soon.
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