Dog and Equine FAQS
ISKA BIRNIE PHOTOGRAPHY
I do love traveling and am more than happy to meet you anywhere in the world!
I’m based in Aberdeenshire, travel within 20 miles one way is included in your session fee. If you’re further than 20 miles away, a charge of 45p per additional mile will apply.
Yes, of course! Photographing more than 2 dogs or horses at the same time can be a challenge though. Please bear in mind that we might end up having fewer photos of each individual animal, simply due to time. If you’d like to extend the time of your session, that’s no problem at all, just give me a shout and we can discuss the options.
Most of my sessions take place in or around Aberdeen/Shire. When you book your session, we will discuss the options and decide on the perfect location for you and your animal.
Definitely! I love capturing the special bond between animals and their owner. The main focus will still be on your animal, but I actually encourage all of my clients to be in at least some of the images.
The quality and style of my images rely on abundant natural sunlight or sometimes better, a slightly cloudy day. If the weather isn’t agreeable (rainy, snowing, threat of storms or generally unstable weather) we will probably need to reschedule the session to another day. Please be patient with the rescheduling process, as the better the weather is, the more beautiful your images will be.
No problem at all! Leads are easy to remove in post-processing. I do recommend a collar and lead rather than a harness, as they are near impossible to edit.
Additionally, I can also remove dirt and hair from clothes, slobbers, eye bogies, etc…
That is a great reason to hire me! My understanding of light and years of experience photographing dogs and horses of all colours will ensure that even the most jet black of animals will look stunningly defined in their photos.
I’ve worked with many dogs who are not very obedient and don’t listen to basic commands. No problem at all, we will be perfectly fine. I promise, your dog won’t have to sit and stay for ages, I only need a split second to take a stunning photograph and have plenty of patience and experience working with very energetic dogs.
Within 14 days after your session, I will send you an exciting email with a link to your online viewing gallery. We’ll then arrange your ordering appointment, at which I will show my stunning product samples and help you decide on the best options to show off your beautiful photographs.
If I post a preview of your photographs on social media, I am happy for you to share them from my page. I’d really appreciate it if you could tag my business page in your posts as well.
Please don’t download or screenshot images from Facebook, the online gallery or my website. I want the images to look their best! If you wish to share photos yourselves, you can purchase social media sized digitals (these are not suitable for printing). But, with every printed product you order, you will automatically receive the matching digital for free anyway.
Yes, I am fully insured with public liability and professional indemnity insurance.
My session fee is non-refundable. However, I realise that unexpected things happen and will try to be as accommodating as possible. When a session is postponed to a later date, rather than cancelled, I will retain the session fee and transfer it to the new date and time with no additional charge.
- The session fee covers the consultation, the photo session and an ordering appointment. It does not include digital files, prints or any other products.
- To reserve your session date and time, 100% of the session fee is due at the time of the booking.
- All products ordered pass a quality control process by myself.
- Sessions are available from Tuesday to Saturday.
- Travel fees apply for locations located beyond a 20-mile radius of AB41 6QY.
- Rates are subject to change at any time and without notice.