CAPTURING YOUR MOST GENUINE MOMENTS
We create one of a kind artwork to preserve your beloved companions that will stand the test of time.
In order to create wall worthy portraits of your canine companions, we have no time limit on sessions. This means we have the time to spend working with your dog in order to get them 100% comfortable with the camera and gear. Some sessions take 45 mins, some can take up to 2 hours! We will always allow for at least two hours on location, so please keep this in mind when booking. The most important part is that your dog has fun and there is no stress!
During the session, we will take plenty of sniff breaks for the dogs to decompress and regroup. Using positive reinforcement only, we will use your dogs favorite treats and toys to help keep them motivated and engaged, so please bring them with you!
After our session, we will meet again in my studio to review the images from your session and look at the various products to showcase your pets gorgeous face. From wall art to albums, I have something that will be perfect for you. Hand crafted in Italy, Canada or the USA, the products are of the upmost quality and will stand the test of time.
Step 1: Inquiry - Am I the Photographer for you?
When you inquire I will ask you some questions regarding your vision and goals for your session. We will talk about the various ways we can create everlasting memories and of course the most important part is telling me all about your dog!
Step 2: Let's chat and get ready!
Prepare for your session. We’ll schedule a call in which we’ll plan all of the details: dates, times, locations, and what you may choose to do with the images afterwards.
Step 3: It's session time
This is where the magic happens! Leave all worries and expectations at the door and just enjoy the experience and day out with your dog. Your dog’s only job is to be a dog and have fun!
Step 4: Reveal and Ordering Session
The reveal takes place at my studio, this is where the much-anticipated selection of your favorite images happen! We will then walk you through the options of how you’ll enjoy your images, often through a combination of artwork, albums and digital files. Need help knowing what size is best? Using my design software, we can create the perfect mock up so there is no guessing.
Step 5: Product delivery
Elation! Your products are in, hand delivered to your door and professionally installed on your walls. You can’t stop smiling as you enjoy your gorgeous new artwork!
This is an attempt to capture my experience in words. Shaleena is an absolute sweetheart. Very kind and accommodating. Her passion shines from the start of booking to the last shot. She has incredible attention to detail when choosing a location, getting the right lighting, and capturing candid moments. I also appreciated her asking if there were any poses I really wanted captured. Her prompt and thorough responses are also very much appreciated. If you have a fur baby, I cannot recommend this company enough.
It is as easy as taping a piece of paper to the wall, snap a photo and send it to me before your reveal session.
Using my design software, we will complete a mock up to scale so there is no doubt that your artwork will be perfect for your space.
Complimentary professional installation by a licensed contractor ensures your prints are placed perfectly!
Your artwork is up on the wall, exactly how you envisioned it! Now the best part is getting to enjoy them for many years to come.
The session fee is $299 and includes a private on location or in studio session in Grande Prairie. Travel fees apply to surrounding areas. Not in Grande Prairie? Send me an inquiry as I love to travel throughout Alberta and British Columbia. Photo shoots can include all the dogs and humans in your household. We spend approximately two hours on location creating artwork. Sessions are never rushed and will move at the pace of your pets. I use positive reinforcement to encourage your dogs to have fun and be themselves. Choose from the following sessions below.
Remember Me Session
A session focused on your pets final days with us. From senior to terminally ill, these sessions are truly priceless.
On location, in home or in studio
Session length - As long as it takes!
$299 Product Credit
Reveal and Ordering session
Choose from a collection of handcrafted archival products to showcase your favorite images
I love my photos, what are my options?
Our photos are valuable to us and deserve to be on our walls. I will help you design your walls to scale so there is no guess work on the sizing and placement. Once received, we will arrange a date and time for our licensed contractor to install your art work in your home. Choose from a variety of finishes from Canvas, acrylic, metal as well as matted and framed.
Hand crafted in Italy.
Wall Art starting at $399
Pricing starting at $399
This is not your typical album, it has thick linen pages with no seam so that the images can be large and in charge! With a gorgeous photo cover the showcase box is perfect to show it off! It's truly a work of art.
Hand crafted in Italy.
Albums starting at $799
These many be smaller but still have a huge impact. If you are looking for something for your office, end table or shelf, you will want to take a look at these. Our album block featuring ten 8x10 prints is a client favorite and typically paired will wall art.
Products starting at $399
My dog does not know any tricks or commands-Is that a problem?Basic commands like sit or stay is very beneficial to a session but not a requirement. Allowing them the freedom to be themselves, lets their personality to shine through. I would recommend practising your sit/stay commands a few days prior to your session, even if it is working with them on leash and being able to move to the side a couple steps. We can still work with your pet on a lead. In post-processing leashes can be removed so do not worry about that! Safety is number one.
Why choose Give a Dog a Bone Photography?I am a strong believer in capturing your precious memories and giving you something you can cherish for the rest of your life. Specializing in creating fine art portraits and heirlooms, these can be enjoyed day in and day out as well as be passed down from generation to generation. My strong passion for dogs will show through my work. I have a way of connecting with the animals through my lens, allowing their true personality to shine through.
Do you only photograph dogs?No, although my sessions primarily focus on dogs, I am excited when I have an opportunity to work with other animals such as cats, horses, birds etc.
I am afraid my dog my take off if let off leash, is there a safe location to go?"Not to worry, Photoshop is magical and can make that leash disappear. Using a long line allows the dog the freedom they need to express themselves, while keeping them completely safe!