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How Much Does it Cost?
My commission starts at $95 for a session. This fee is due at the time of your booking in order to reserve your session date and time.
What does that get me?
You get a relaxed and personalized portrait experience in our studio or the location of your choosing, up to 1 hour of my and my assistant’s time, as well as our experience and craftsmanship on your finished prints, wall art and products.
What’s this “Pre-Session Consultation”?
Pre-session consultations give us a chance to discuss what you are looking for from the session. It also gives us an opportunity, if possible, to meet your pet first and give him or her a chance to get to know us before their session. If an in person meeting is not possible, we can go over everything via phone or Skype. In person consults are limited to a 20 minute travel time from the studio.
What about Prints?
My sizes range from 8″x10″ to 30″x40″. I offer multiple print discounts.
What about fancy stuff?
I also offer Fine Art Canvas prints, Photo Memory books, Greeting and Note Cards.
Framing is also available by request.
Is Sales Tax included?
No. 8.75% New York State sales tax is added to all products and services.
What makes The Kilted Pet Photographer (and Hubbard Photography) special?
I love animals and I love photography. I am committed to giving you the best portraits and portrait session possible. Plus I wear a kilt!
Where is your studio?
I am located in South Buffalo, NY. I can also come to you. Anywhere outside of Erie County may incur travel costs.
What are your hours?
The office hours for Hubbard Photography are 11am-6pm Monday-Friday for questions and to book your session. Pet sessions are scheduled in the evening or the weekends.
How do I make an appointment?
Call me at 716-771-0888 or email us and I (or Bob) will be happy to schedule with you. If you call and reach our voice mail, please leave a message and I will call you back as soon as I can. Don’t be surprised if you hear Bob answer the phone 🙂 A minimum of $95 retainer is required to lock in your session. We accept most major credit cards.
Who is this Bob you mention?
Bob is my husband and partner in our studio. He primarily photographs sports portraits and glamour. He also does a real terrific job of answering phones and holding squeaky toys 😉
How soon can I schedule my session?
I am usually scheduling 3-4 weeks out.
How does your retainer work?
Your non-refundable retainer reserves your session date and time. I am happy to help you reschedule your session to a more convenient time should the date chosen not work. Your session is not reserved until I receive the retainer.
What about people? What if I’d like me or my family in the portraits?
Sure. Both Bob and Susan are professional portrait photographers and we can easily accommodate you. For larger families there may be an additional fee.
I have more than one pet. Is there an extra charge for additional subjects?
Yes. I do require a nominal additional amount to allow us to reserve enough time and treats for your extended session. We will discuss this with you when we chat.
How long will my session be?
An average session for one pet will run up to an hour. This gives me time to shoot in a relaxed fashion, and gives your pet time to get familiar with me and my assistant and to relax. It also allows for plenty of water breaks, snuggling, sniffing, scratching and playing, all of which make for great candid moments.
When can I see my photographs?
At your portrait session I will schedule your in person viewing appointment where you will be able to view your original photographs and select your favorites for enhancement, and order your gift prints, wall art and other products.
When will I get my pictures?
About 2 to 3 weeks. I can do a rush order for an extra fee.
What if my pet is having a bad day?
All of our pets have their good and bad days. I know a few tricks that can help them relax and have a good day.
What type of pets do you shoot?
Most of them. I’ve shot dogs and cats, ferrets, birds, lizards, spiders, turkeys and even an owl.
What about leashes?
For outdoor shoots at parks most dogs have to remain leashed. Leashes can be edited out however the work can be time consuming so I only edit final images. If you prefer all images to be leash free, I recommend doing either an indoor or secure fenced location.
My pet is very aggressive. Can you work with him?
While I can usually work with most pets, if yours has serious aggression issues it is probably best not to expose them to strangers with cameras. I do ask that you let us know if your pet is prone to scratching, clawing, or biting and require a signed waiver prior to your portrait session. I reserve the right to end a session if we deem the pet to be too aggressive, out of control, or if there are safety risks to ourselves or the pet. This is another reason I encourage an in person pre-consultation – it gives your pet a chance to get to know me 🙂
Do I need to bring their vaccination records?
Yes, please. Your pets must be up to date on all vaccinations. Please bring their proof of vaccination records with you. We need to see their papers, tags aren’t acceptable. Also, please note the following, for my own safety as well as the safety and well-being of my own pets:
Pets must have had a flea/tick treatment within the last 30 days
Pets must not have a contagious sickness/disease
Pets should be healthy enough for a photo session
Can we get our photos on disc?
Yes you can. I do offer web friendly images as an extra add on that you can share on your social media accounts. I do not offer printable images on disc.
What if we’ve planned for an outdoor shoot and the weather is bad?
No problem. I can reschedule for a better day or switch to an indoors session, whichever you prefer.
Should I bring anything special for the session?
A favorite toy, water dish and water, treats are all good things to have ready for your shoot.
How should I get my pet ready for their shoot?
At the least, a bath and good brushing for dogs, and a good brushing for cats. A good suggestion would be to take them in for a grooming and tell the groomer that you want them looking nice for a photo.
Just like with people portraits a little professional make up and hair styling can make your pet look like a model. If you are in need of a groomer, I can help you find one in your neighborhood.
Take your dog for a walk about 30 minutes before the shoot to tire them out a little bit. This will relax them and give them time to cool off before their session.
Can I bring my own camera and take pictures?
No. There is a saying “Too Many Cooks Ruin The Dish”. In the same way, too many photographers will confuse your pet and make it difficult for us to capture them at their best. So that I can give you my and their best, I have a policy that no pictures can be taken during your session other than the portraits by the photographer. That would be me 😉
If I want an outdoor session, what time should I schedule?
To get the best light, outdoor sessions will be late afternoon.
Can I dress up my pet in an outfit I bought?
Absolutely. I love capturing them in costumes or fancy outfits, or just their favorite team jersey. I have a small selection of my own with limited sizing. If you are interested, please let me know when you book your session so that I may have them out for you to look through.
Do you do other types of photography?
Yes. Both Bob and I shoot classic portraiture and we will also accept a limited number of weddings a year. We do love to photograph anyone and just about anything. I would REALLY love to photograph cosplay and steampunk themes.
What is a “gift print?”
A gift print is any print 8x10 and smaller.
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Very impressive! I thought with my two dogs, there’s no way they’d be able to get photos of my girls.. they never sit still! But with the help of cute barking noises, and a lot of “car rides” being promised, the photos turned out beautiful!
The staff at Hubbard Photography worked with my girls, (and what little attention span they had) and captured some amazing photos that I didn’t think were possible.
The session was short and sweet and the photos were more than phenomenal! What really surprised me was how they were able to capture their personality. Lucy, my fun loving “do what I wanna” dog, and Maggie, my little princess that sat so perfect and pretty for every shot they wanted.
Although they weren’t a fan of some props, they have fun and everyone was able to enjoy a few laughs. Highly recommended!Sarah Perry
Susan Hubbard is an award winning pet portrait photographer:
Located in Buffalo NY
Serving all of Western New York (WNY) including Alden, Amherst, Blasdell, Buffalo, Cheektowaga, Depew, East Aurora, Eden, Grand Island, Hamburg, Lackawanna, Lancaster, Orchard Park and West Seneca.
Specialist in Pet Photography, including Dogs, Cats, and Reptiles
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