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What to expect at your photo session

At our photo session, I am focused on creating the best possible experience for you and your pet.  Each session includes 1-2 pets in a relaxed setting, ensuring that your pet is comfortable throughout the session. The photo session is focused on your pet.  But the human family is important!  You are welcomed to jump in a few photos.  (1 to 2 humans)  

Your pet will ultimately set the pace for our session.  It is all about them.  If they are a natural canine model, we will take tons of photos.  If they are unsure and just need some time to settle, we will let them!  They may be super playful and we just hit it off, let us play!! But, if they become afraid of photography lights or equipment, we will stop the studio session.  The best thing to do is reschedule for an outdoor session at a secluded park.  If this happens, do NOT get upset.  We are doing what is best for your pet.  Ultimately, I want them to have a wonderful experience.


Please note that additional fees are required if more than 2 pets or humans.


Book your session now and let's capture moments that you'll cherish forever.

You ready?


The Roadmap

Step 1: Complete the booking form

I'm here to capture the raw, genuine moments you share with your pets throughout their lifetime. Because they deserve to be remembered.

Step 2: Let's discuss a few items.

I will usually email you at this point.  I will give you dates and times that I have available.  This is the time we need to ask questions, get to know each other and make sure we are a good fit!   This is also a great time to learn more about you,  your preferences, and what you're looking for your pets photo session.

Step 3: It's planning time

Once you're ready to move forward, I'll send over your paperwork.  I require a signed contract and retainer fee paid in full to book and secure your date.   If you require a payment plan for the retainer fee, your session is not booked until paid in full. *Please note - there are no payment plans on products or prints. *

Step 4: Your scheduled session

Once the big day arrives, I'll be there to document the genuine moments of your pets. My focus is on capturing their unique personality.  If you are in the photos I like to capture the  bond you share.  With posed and unposed images.  

Step 5: Gallery delivery

I will either send you a sneak peek of a photograph or post on social media, generally about 2-3 days after our session.   Within 7-10 days of your session, I'll send over all your edited PROOF images to your email via a custom online private gallery.  From there, you'll have the opportunity to purchase prints, canvas, albums, and other keepsakes should you chose. 

Pet Representative
Sandra Ferguson Photography Pet Representative
Elegant Paper
"Sandra is the best! So much patience and love to share and has many tricks up her sleeve! Guaranteed to get pictures you’ll love and memories to last!"
~ Chelsee, Remi's Mom



Puppies in studio


This package is for you if you want to pick ala carte prints, canvas, and products. 

  • Minimum Gallery Purchase $200

  • Private *PROOF* gallery 

  • Select individual ala carte items.

  • After required minimum purchase receive all watermarked social media sized digitals for sharing online.

Minimum Gallery Purchase $200


  • $300  Retainer to secure my services

  • Payment Plans accepted

  • Must be paid in full to book

  • No prints or digitals included in retainer 


The Top Dog collection is the perfect choice to bundle your prints together and save money.

  • Private *PROOF* gallery 

  • Your choice of images

  • 2  5x7 Luster Prints

  • 2  8x10 Luster Prints

  • 1  11x14 Luster Print

  • One FREE 5x7, after purchase

  • After lab purchase is complete, receive all edited watermark digitals, sized for social media.

  • Receive in the mail, $50 off coupon,  for future session


(savings of $110)

Memphis Tennessee studio


The Big Dog collection is perfect for anyone who wants to showcase their beloved pet in a big way.

All at a big savings

  • Private *PROOF* gallery

  • Your choice of images

  • 2 - 5x7 Luster Prints

  • 4 - 8x10 Luster Prints

  • 2 - 11x14 Luster Prints

  • 1 - 24x30 Canvas

  • 1 - 5x7 Acrylic Block

  • One Free 5x7, after purchase

  • After lab purchase is complete, receive all edited social media sized watermarked images

  • Receive in the mail, $100 off coupon for future session


(savings of $224)

Announcement, Pets in studio

Heart and Soul -
All Inclusive Session

Seniors over 12 or Terminally Ill

As a pet owner myself, I understand how important it is to have beautiful photos of your four-legged family members. That's why I'm proud to offer an all-inclusive senior pet package for pets aged 12 years and older or pets with terminal illnesses.  While I don't set a limit on photos, normally our seniors or sick pets, move a little slower and get tired a little quicker.  We work at your pets pace. This package includes my retainer fee, approximately eight (8) edited watermarked digital images and (2) 8x10 luster prints, with the option to purchase additional prints at a 10% discount. Your family is also welcome to join in on the photo shoot, making this a memorable experience for all.

All Inclusive $300


This is an add on package.  Only available with your purchase of Classic Package or Signature Package and minimum lab purchase of $200**

  • Metal KeyChain

  • Holiday/Christmas Ornament

  • Accordian Brag Book

  • Magnetic Photo

  • Valued at $155


*orders not meeting the minimum lab requirement of $200 are voided and cancelled.


Have more questions that aren't answered here? Reach out and I'll be happy to assist you!

  • Do you have a PETS?
    Yes I do! Dog people have dogs, its what we do. I cannot imagine life without animals. We used to have cats! They were big help in my early years of photography. We both love cats very much, but haven't been in the position to bring one in our home. We do have 3 dogs at the present time - Baxter (12 yrs old), Lexi & Amos are the doodle puppies.
  • My dog is reactive or aggressive, can you still photograph them?
    We both need to take extra precautions, but the answer is yes. If your dog is reactive/aggressive toward other dogs but okay with humans. We can photograph in studio. But if your pet has ever shown aggression or reactive to humans, we need to photograph them on leash at a remote park location. I will edit you and the leash out of the photos. (Course you can always be in them) The photos will still be wonderful!! I keep these sessions low key. Your dogs safety as well as all humans is the utmost importance.
  • Why do you require a leash in studio?
    This is to ensure their safety and to help them remain calm and contained in the area. If your pet is active and tends to move around a lot, the leash will help keep them in one spot, making it easier for us to capture the perfect shot. However, if your pet is calm and well-trained, and knows commands like "sit" or "place," they may not need to be on a leash. Our top priority is the safety and comfort of your pet, so we will work with you to determine the best approach for your furry friend during the photo session.
  • Why do you charge a retainer fee?
    Every session involves a significant investment of my time and expenses. This includes all business expenses, gas travel, backdrops, props, location scouting, preparing for the session, setting up and taking down the studio, photographing, post editing, gallery uploads, and working with the print lab. All sessions have a minimum of 12 hours and up to 20 hours invested. Furthermore, my pricing includes not just the time and materials used during the session, but also the expertise and experience that I bring to the table. I have a deep understanding of animal behavior and know how to capture the perfect shot. I also use top-of-the-line equipment and software to ensure that your photos are of the highest quality. Ultimately, my pricing is reflective of the value that I provide to my clients. I believe my work is worth every penny and that the memories we create will be cherished for a lifetime.
  • What if my dog won't sit still?
    Most dogs that I photograph do not sit still! I am playing and making noises. I have treats. It is fun. I don't expect them to sit still. I actually like for pets to move. Yes it is nice if they know sit, stay or place. But they are in a new place, with a new human and bright flashy lights. Don't be surprised how your pet acts!! Because they are perfectly normal. This is one reason I use a show lead (slip lead). It helps to contain them to an area. I already know dogs want to have fun and move. Cats, well, they do things on their on terms. We will have fun!!
  • Does the flash hurt my fur babies eyes?
    No, it does not. I use beauty dish modifiers that have a metal piece over the bulb. These modifiers help to spread the light instead of a direct beam to your pet. This ensures that your pet's eyes are safe and protected during the photo session. So, you can relax and enjoy the session without worrying about any harm to your furry friends. It is always pet safety first!
  • How much experience do you have?
    I have a lifetime of photographing my own pets which include dogs, cats and even a pet raccoon! Approximately 20 years ago my husband encouraged me to focus on animals. In 2012, I started my pet photography business. With over 20 years of experience, I have captured countless moments that have become treasured memories for pet owners.
  • Do you have a payment plan?
    Yes! If you are interested in making payments, please let me know in our first email. The payments are spread out 30-60 days. Please know that your session date is not scheduled until the retainer fee is paid in full. Also, prints and/or packages are paid in full direct to the lab. No payment plans accepted on prints or packages.
  • How long does it take to do the photoshop magic?
    It's important to clarify that the editing process is not magic, but rather a long and tedious process. For every 2 hours of a photo session, there is an additional 8 hours of editing time. This includes tasks such as removing leads, removing people or hands from the shot, and even removing eye boogers. Those 8 + hours are spread out over several days. My goal is to create the perfect shot for you and your furry friend, and I take great care to ensure that every detail is perfect. Rest assured that we will work tirelessly to deliver the best possible results for you.
  • How many animals can you photograph together?
    The number of pets that can be included in a photography session depends on the pets themselves. One to two pets are included in your session. However, if you have more than two pets, an assistant will be required. Your pets must also be comfortable around each other and enjoy being in each other's company. Additionally, if you have more than 2 pets, there will be an additional per pet fee and a paid assistant fee required. The most pets I have photographed together is 11 dogs at one time.
  • How long does it take to get my prints and canvas?
    When you place your order it is direct with the lab. They contact me to review images and approve. Then your order goes to production. Usually, lab production is 3-5 days. (This can vary) Then your order is shipped via your chosen shipping method. When your order goes to the shipper, it is out of our control. We are at the mercy of USPS, FedEx or UPS. Post covid, shipping is unpredictable. Also the shipping rates seem to change daily. Shipping times vary widely, from overnight to 14 days.
  • What can I do to prepare for our photo session?
    Practice sit and stay. Have your pet groomed including eye boogies, eye stains and pedicures. Take them on a walk. It helps to burn energy. Let them be a little hungry for snacks. Don’t feed them a big meal before the session. After the session they may be full of treats.
  • Why do require a minimum lab purchase?
    Because I aim to provide my clients with the best possible print quality and experience. By ensuring that all prints are ordered through my trusted and professional lab, I can guarantee that the colors, contrast, and overall quality of the photos will be preserved. The packages are designed to save money for my clients as well, with most clients investing an average of $800-$1000 on prints and canvases. I want to offer my clients the best possible value and experience, and by requiring a minimum lab purchase, I can ensure that they receive high-quality prints and products that will last a lifetime.
  • How long does a photo session last?
    Sessions are focused on your pet and their individual needs. Depending on your pet's personality, a session may take anywhere from 5 minutes to an hour. If your pet is a camera-loving model, the session may be quick and easy. However, if your pet is timid or shy, it may take longer to get the perfect shot. On average, sessions Last between 45 minutes to one hour.
  • How many images will I receive from my pets photo session?
    The number of images you receive will depend on your pet and the length of the session. I strive to capture a variety of poses and expressions of your pet to provide you with a range of stunning images. During the session, we will work together to create a comfortable and fun environment for your pet, which will result in a more natural and candid outcome. After the session, I will handpick the best images and provide you with a selection of high-quality, professionally edited photographs. The final number of images will be determined based on the number of successful shots taken during the session.
  • How do I book a session?
    Booking a session is easy! The first step is to fill out a booking form which can be found on my website. Once I receive your form, we will check our availability and select a date that works best for you. After selecting a date, I require a signed contract and a paid retainer fee to secure your booking. I accept payments by credit card or Venmo.
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