the scruffy sessions ~ structure and fees

At scruffy dog we offer four unique sessions to answer our clients’ individual needs. With years of experience working with private and commercial clients and shooting exclusively pets, here at SDP, we have developed our sessions to deliver to our clients what they want most — memorable and cherished images of their 4-legger turned into incomparable artwork.  As such, we set up session and each dog for success.  Because each session is designed with final artwork in mind, we always ask clients to choose their session based on the ultimate prints and products they are after.

We also offer our Honor Session™ , intended for seniors and pets in  failing health.  See details below.

 

The Fine-Focus Session™ … provides a modest but strong gallery of unique images capturing your 4-legger’s essence.  The Fine-Focus session is for the client who is after a truly spectacular wall piece (or two or three), and a variety of fine art prints.

$275 includes:
– 30-60 mins of session time
– one pet ($50 for each additional pet; same household)
– one location in Waterloo Region
– toys and nutritional treats
– 25+ proofs in your private on-line gallery
– 1/2 hour in-studio order consultation if required

The Fine-Focus “Booster” – $75 … the optional add-on for those wanting an additional location/setting such as an urban setting or home (in Waterloo region).  The Booster also increases the number of your final proofs.

Fine-Focus clients order from four exciting and jam-packed collections, or from the a la carte price list of SDP‘s premium-quality prints and products, and typically invest $650-2000+ in their artwork.

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The Big-Picture Session™ … is for the dog guardian who is after the whole enchilada … their product-goal is one of the scruffy dog custom-designed, premium Signature albums, along with wall art and a variety of prints and more.  With these fine-art products in mind, the Big-Picture Session delivers a stunning range of unique and captivating visual memories of your 4-legger with variety in locations, activities, and all aspects of your 4-legger’s character and uniqueness.

$475*/400 includes:
– approximately 3 hours of session time
– one pet (add $25 for each additional pet; same household)
– two locations
* includes travel to GTA, Oakville, Burlington, Hamilton (up to 100kms from SDP headquarters)
* $75 courtesy print credit for local shoots (K-W, Cambridge Guelph)
– toys and nutritional treats
– over 75+ proofs in your private on-line gallery
– 1/2 to 1 hour in-studio order consultation

The Big-Picture “Booster” – $100 … the optional add-on for two or more dogs, the Big-Picture Booster doubles your final proofs, adds even more variety, and guarantees a full selection range of proofs for each pet versus a free-for-all.

Big-Picture clients order from four exciting, jam-packed, album-based collections which have been loved and enjoyed by SDP clients over the years, or prints and products can be ordered a la carte.  Big-Picture clients typically invest $1200-3500+  in their collection of artwork and album.  See the “artwork” page.

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The Seasons Session … for the serious pet owner who wants it all, and whose 4-legger takes life by the balls, or simply has too many balls in their toy box!  The Seasons is our “everything” session. We follow your 4-legger across the seasons of one year, resulting in a truly spectacular portfolio of variety, capturing every aspect of your pet, intended for a truly stellar, one-of-a-kind, premium album with bite!  This session is traditionally used by the scruffy dog client who simply has to have it all.  Huge variety in not just locations but also seasons, the Seasons is quickly becoming the most popular choice for the serious scruffy dog client.

$675*/600 includes:
– three 1+ hour sessions: Spring/Summer, Fall, and Winter OR puppy, adolescence, adulthood
– one pet (add $25 for each additional pet; same household)
– multiple locations…you scout it or let us do the scouting!
* includes travel to GTA, Oakville, Burlington, Hamilton (up to 100kms radius) for one session
* $75 courtesy print credit for fully local shoots (K-W, Cambridge Guelph)
– toys and nutritional treats
– 150+ proofs in your private on-line gallery
– 1 hour in-studio order consultation

Seasons clients order from four exciting, jam-packed, album-based collections which have been loved and enjoyed by SDP clients over the years, or prints and products can be ordered a la carte.  Seasons clients typically invest $1800-3500 in their collection of album and artwork.  See the “artwork” page.

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NEW!!  The Dog-umentary Session … is a fun new session created by scruffy dog to answer the desires of clients who want to document every aspect and detail of their scruffy and their scruffy’s life with them.  The Dog-umentary session is a day-in-the-life of your 4-legger … a documentary of their day, from the excitement of getting ready for a walk, the daily romp in the park, a bath, fetching the paper, sharing toast at the table, eating their dinner, snuggling on the couch or in bed, playing tug, and even special activities like agility, swimming, field work, or whatever floats your scruffy’s boat on a daily basis.  The only limitation is your imagination! … and Rover’s stamina, of course.  * Available for a limited time only.

$675*/600includes:
– 4-5 hours of session time
– one pet (add $25 for each additional pet; same household)
– multiple locations, including home, as time allows
– includes travel up to 100kms from SDP studio (for distance beyond this, please inquire about our travel rates)
– toys and nutritional treats
– 100+ proofs in your private on-line gallery
– 1 hour in-studio order consultation if required

Dog-umentary clients order from four exciting, jam-packed, album-based collections which have been loved and enjoyed by SDP clients over the years, or prints and products can be ordered a la carte.  Dog-umentary clients typically invest $1200-3500+  in their collection of album and artwork.  See the “artwork” page.

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The Honor Session™ is intended for seniors and cases of failing health. Because of my own loss — my first scruffy at far too young of an age with almost no photos of him — scruffy dog always gives these cases priority within the shooting schedule.  Although I work hard to accommodate every Honor Session™ request, please understand that it is not always possible during the extremely heavy shooting months of fall and spring.  If I am unable to fit you in, I work hard to pair you up with another photographer in your area who can answer your needs.  If, however, you are already on the scruffy dog roster with a session on the books, your Honor Session™ will be fit in, no matter what.  This is the promise made to you as a member of the scruffy dog family.

In the case of an Honor Session™, clients choose either a Fine-Focus, Big-Picture, or Dog-umentary session based on the ultimate prints/products they are after. What the “Honor” designation means is that we do whatever we can to give your session priority, and I will take whatever time is needed to capture the images that honor your dog’s life and his/her bond with you.

 

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Additional Fees:

* prints and products are purchased separately;

** add $50 for weekend and holiday sessions;

*** travel fees apply for locations beyond 100 kms from Waterloo.

Additional pets must be from within the same household.  For households of 4 pets or more, inquire about pack rates.

For more information and details on the different sessions, please contact us!

To book your shoot: a retainer of $200 plus any applicable travel is required to reserve your date. The remainder of your shoot fee is due at the time of your shoot. Retainers are non-refundable.

 

We look forward to working with you and your 4-legger, and having you join the scruffy dog family!

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