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 clients and shooting exclusively pets (90% of those dogs), here at SDP, we have developed our sessions to deliver to our clients what they want most, setting up each session and each dog for success. Because each session is designed with output 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 cases of failing health.  See details below.

 

The Starter Session … provides a modest but strong gallery of unique images for the client who is after a truly spectacular wall piece (or two or three), and a handful of fine art prints.

$275 includes:
- 30-60 mins of photographer’s time and talent
- one pet (add $50 for each additional pet)
- 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 Starter “Booster”… the optional add-on for those wanting an additional location/setting
$75 – allows for a second location, such as an urban setting or home (in Waterloo region) and increases your final proofs.

Starter clients order from the a la carte price list of SDP‘s premium-quality prints and products, and typically invest $500-1200+ in their artwork.

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The Standard Session … the most popular session and the essence of SDP, the Standard results in a much broader gallery, capturing a stunning range of unique and captivating visual memories of your 4-legger.  With the extra time in the Standard we capture big variety in locations, activities, and aspects of your 4-leggers life with you. The Standard is intended for the client who is after one of the scruffy dog packages loaded with value and product, including one of our premium Signature albums.

$475*/400 includes:
- approximately 3 hours of photographer’s time and talent
- one pet (add $25 for each additional pet)
- two locations
* includes travel to GTA, Oakville, Burlington, Hamilton (up to 100kms)
* $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 Standard “Booster”… the optional add-on for two or more dogs
$100 – doubles your final proofs, adds even more variety, and guarantees a full selection range of proofs for each pet versus a free-for-all.

Prints and products are purchased via one of the exclusive scruffy dog packages or a la carte, and Standard clients typically invest $800-2500+  in their package 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 (or ages), 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, or for the proud parent of a puppy keen on capturing the different stages/seasons of their life.  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)
- 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

Prints and products are purchased via one of the exclusive scruffy dog packages or a la carte, and Seasons clients typically invest 1500-3500+ in their final prints and product.  See the “artwork” page.

 

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NEW!!  The Scruffy Friends Session … is a new session to scruffy dog, offered due to frequent requests for a session that can incorporate Rover and his best friend Buddy who lives down the street.  The Scruffy Friends Session results in two separate galleries of unique images for each client — photos of their own scruffy, and photos of their scruffy having fun with their best friend — with the goal being a wall piece (or two or three), and a great selection of fine art prints/products.  * Available for a limited time only.

$225/each includes:
- 2-3 hours of photographer’s time and talent divided between the two dogs and with some time combined
- two pets (add $50 for each additional pet, however the Scruffy Friends Session is intended for two dogs, and depending on the individual dog’s energy and nature, it may not be possible to shoot sessions beyond three dogs)
- one location in Waterloo Region (travel is possible; inquire about our travel rates)
- toys and nutritional treats
- 25+ proofs in each private on-line gallery
- 1/2 hour in-studio order consultation if required

Scruffy Friends clients order from the a la carte price list of SDP’s premium-quality prints and products, and like Starter clients will typically invest $500-1200+ in their artwork.

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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 Starter or a Standard 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.

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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