the scruffy sessions ~ structure and fees

At scruffy dog we offer unique sessions to answer our clients’ individual needs. With well over a decade 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 each 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.

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LIMITED TIME OFFER!

COMPLIMENTARY PUPPY SESSION!$0 –  Do you have a new 4-legged addition to your family or are ‘expecting’?  For puppies 5 mos of age or under, we are offering this amazing and rare complimentary puppy session!  To find out more, click here!

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OUR POPULAR SCRUFFY SESSIONS

The PORTRAIT Session … Perfect for the budget-conscious pet-guardian, or for the repeat client looking to add to their pet’s portfolio, the PORTRAIT session produces a handful of stellar images from a single, well-chosen setting.  This session is ideal for the client who desires a stunning wall piece or a creative storyboard, as well as a few fine-art prints.

$200 includes:
– one pet ($100 for each additional pet from the same household)
– one setting in Waterloo Region
– toys and nutritional treats
– 10+ highly-finished proofs in your private on-line gallery
– home-media and social-media images gifted of every print/product ordered

PORTRAIT clients order from two exciting and jam-packed collections, or from the a la carte price list of SDP‘s premium-quality prints and products, and typically invest $400-1200+ in their custom artwork.

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The ARTWORK Session … Designed for the client whose goal is a stellar wall piece (or two or three), a good variety of prints, and more.  This session provides a modest but strong gallery of unique images capturing a variety of your 4-legger’s character and joy.

$300 includes:
– one pet ($75 for each additional pet from the same household)
– one location with several ‘settings’ in Waterloo Region
– toys and nutritional treats
– 25+ highly-finished proofs in your private on-line gallery
– 1/2 hour in-studio order consultation if required

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

ARTWORK 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 ALBUM Session … As the title suggests, the ALBUM Session if for the dog guardian who is after the whole enchilada … their product-goal is one of the scruffy dog custom-designed, premium Best-in-Show albums, along with wall art and a variety of prints, digital and more.  With album and fine-art products in mind, the ALBUM 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.

$400 includes:
– one pet (add $50 for each additional pet from the same household)
– multiple locations shot in Waterloo Region at our fabulous locations; for travel anywhere across Ontario, please inquire about our travel rates
– toys and nutritional treats
– approx 100 highly-finished proofs in your private on-line gallery
– 1/2 to 1 hour in-studio order consultation

The ALBUM “Booster” – $75 … the optional add-on for two or more dogs, the ALBUM Booster doubles your final proofs, adds even more variety, and guarantees a full selection range of proofs for each pet as well a variety of together-shots.

ALBUM 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.  ALBUM 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 Best-in-Show album with bite!  This session is traditionally used by the scruffy dog client who simply must have it all.  Huge variety in not just locations but also seasons, the Seasons has quickly become the most popular choice for the serious scruffy dog client.

$650 includes:
– three 1+ hour sessions: Spring/Summer, Fall, and Winter OR puppy, adolescence, adulthood *
– one pet (add $50 for each additional pet; same household)
– multiple locations…you scout it or let us do the scouting!  Shot in Waterloo region at our fabulous locations; for travel anywhere across Ontario, please inquire about our travel rates
– toys and nutritional treats
– 100+ 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 $2500+ in their collection of album and artwork.  See the “artwork” page.

Must be shot within one year.

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The Honor Session® – $300-400 – 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 an ARTWORK or ALBUM 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.

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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