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. 

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All sessions are shot with your dog on a leash for safety. Leashes will be edited out, as appropriate, on ordered images.

Questions? Concerns?

Special accommodations needed for your dog or family group?

Just ask. See you soon.

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