I will make you feel amazing & loved by creating images that show how special is your pet. My clients get photos that are real, beautiful, relaxed & artsy. I allow you & your furry kids, to be yourselves; natural, unique & free. You will have your own pieces of art. Forever.
WHAT YOU GET:
I focus on capturing the personality of a pet or family. No extensive studio set ups. No frustration to pose. It’s playful & relaxed.
This is a special offer. Simple price. $300 per session for up to 4 pets/humans (you can choose to have only your pet[s] photographed or you can have a family photo; or mix of both). ***Also, if you get 4 friends/family/neighbors & book together in one location (city/town but can be in different homes, of course) in one day, each of you will get the session at $250.
***portion of proceeds always go to animals in need***
You get approx. 45 mins of play/shoot time (every pet is different, I don’t clock time, I shoot until I get the perfect portraits). 30 finished photographs (my signature color and black&white enhancement) in a private gallery with downloading rights (within about 10 days of our session).
You’ll get to use the photos as you wish. Put them on facebook/Instagram or print them. Go wild; make your own pieces of art! I offer fine art pieces, we can talk about that if you wish…but that’s later on…
<-Frida – Disabled chihuahua rescue from Philly
HOW DO I PREPARE FOR THE SESSION?
If you have a yard or nearby park (but think outside of the box, not just a dog park or any park, maybe a wildflower field, garden, forest with thick ferns; let’s get creative with unique location [just make sure pets are allowed]….). If you have a cat or a bunny or any other furry kid; let’s shoot in your home (I typically use living room or bedroom; generally where it’s light & airy). I’m open. I’m relaxed. I like my sessions to be real. While you can dress your pet in an angel outfit if you wish, I like to capture them just as you see them every day. Expressive, loving, fun or even grumpy. I love them all. I won’t make your pet sit for an hour in a studio like an environment. I like the session to be playful, easy going, allowing them to be …well themselves…
We want this to be as relaxing as we can for you & your pet. We’ll play with toys or/and treats (so prepare high quality – their fave of a fave treat & toys as well as squeaky ball/toy). Brush, wash, groom your pets to get them ready. For energetic/young dogs it’s good to have them exercised (a longer walk or play, prior to the session). Practice some commands they know too. Show off their skills! and don’t worry, things may get little exciting or even crazy… don’t stress, it never goes perfect but your pet is perfect & I will capture that. Don’t get frustrated when things don’t go as you planned, they definitely feel it and also stress out! If you decide to be in some photos with your pet; smile, hug, kiss & play. It’s not so much about posing, it’s about showing LOVE!
HOW ARE YOU DIFFERENT THAN OTHER PHOTOGRAPHERS?
I concentrate on real life; fun, unexpected, real moments & expressive, fine art portraiture. I believe all pets are beautiful; and this is exactly what I want to capture. My work is not a typical set up, stiff studio work. It’s artsy & real.
WHEN & WHERE ARE THESE SESSIONS?
Home sessions can be done any time of the day- your call (based on my availability). Any outdoor sessions are best done closer to sunset (6-6:30pm start). I can shoot most weekdays & few Sundays in may & june and travel in PA/NJ/NY
WHAT TO WEAR IF I PARTICIPATE?
Simple, comfortable clothes that will allow you to get on the ground with your pet, so no flowy dresses or skirts. Also, if your pet sheds a lot, wear colors that will not overly showcase fur after hugging/holding your cat/dog. I want you to be you! Pick something nice from your closet that makes you feel great.
HOW DO I BOOK THE SESSION?
Fill out the booking form. I will get back to you with availability & request a $50 retainer to hold the date (so we are committed & ready to go!). That’s it. The balance is due on the session day. BOOK HERE!
my loves Luna & Coco
I was born in Poland but came to the States as a teen. Besides having a B.A. in Psychology, I attended some cool Photography schools in NYC & took many documentary photography workshops through the years. My fave was with Mary Ellen Mark (if you don’t know her work, check it out, beautiful black & white film photography!)
I’ve been a fine art documentary wedding photographer for over 10 years with my partner Marcin. My passion was always documentary photography & fine art portraiture. I’ve shot many pets over the years; made portraits of new pups and kittens & senior pets, I’ve worked with shelters & rescues; even made a project at wildlife rehabilitation center photographing wild animal babies. I love all furry living creatures. I believe they bring special kind of love to our lives.
I love working with animals, they do not care for photography much, they are themselves in front of my lens; wild, fun & free. I love capturing the spirit of your furry kid. Beautiful & pure.
<– me & my beloved Luna, session (by Marcin) done just a day before we had to say goodbye to her, due to sickness. I cherish & love those photos more than words can express.
WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING
Linda “Aga photographed my dogs for an album I wanted of them. It is one of the most amazing albums I have ever seen…..I started to cry—it is that good!! Thank you, from the bottom of my heart. I have no words.”
Briana “these look great!”
Sarah “I enjoyed the time with you guys and the photos turned out great, we will definitely print and display them all over our new home”
Liz “I will cherish these forever, these are very special to me, thank you”
Session celebrating the life of a senior pup ->