"My dog won't sit and stay!" Yup! I already know that and it's fine with me! Your favorite artwork that we'll create come from the times your pet is relaxed and being themself!
I'm here to capture the essence of your cat or dog which also includes their jovial spirits, mischievous grins and charming personality. Let them run! Let them play! They are behaving exactly how they should be for us to capture authentic joy and natural personalities.
After a client's pet passed away, she told me, "I would have regretted every day if I didn’t get her photos done. I miss that silly dog so much!!"
Conversely, I've had countless individuals tell me, "I wish I had done this with Gracie, but now she is gone." I'm on a mission to help that very sad situation not happen to people!
Let's chat about your session goals and custom create the perfect session for you and your pet. Maybe it's a session in your own home where your pet is most comfortable. Perhaps we'll explore a local San Diego park together and create fun lasting memories there. Maybe you are looking for an elegant formal portrait of your sweet pupper, in which case I would recommend a studio session. I will accommodate your goals and exceed your expectations.
The best part is you don't need to worry about your dog or cat being well behaved or sitting and staying. I never expect them to do so and we get out best shots when they are relaxed and showing their personality!
A portrait session is the gift your pet would give if they could choose any gift for you!
It's all about relaxing, having fun and capturing the moment!
Your pet portrait session will be custom-designed with your personal goals in mind. Prior to your session, we'll have a consultation to discuss a few topics, including:
The Gretchen Otero Photography Experience is different from what you might be used to, and it's so much better for you and very simple! Best of all you'll have me every step of the way eliminating the guesswork and answering your questions. I'll also ask questions of you that will help me tailor your experience to your exact needs.
We'll start with a phone call so you can tell me all about your goals. Tell me why you want to have these portraits made and what you envision for your home. We'll then decide on what session (studio, location, or home) will meet your goals and schedule your dedicated time.
Your portrait session will be a lot of fun and largely dictated by your pet. No one is expected to sit and stay. The focus is making sure your dog or cat is enjoying themself and behaving naturally and comfortably.
After your portrait session, we'll schedule your Portrait Reveal Experience. This is when you will choose your favorite images from your session and we'll turn those into heirloom artwork. I'll tailor your offerings to match your decor, goals, and your images. I will digitally show you your favorite images on your own walls so you can see exactly how your chosen portraits will look in your home. We'll go over options and finalize your order all within this experience! And voila! You're all done and I'll be delivering your custom artwork to your doorstep in just a few weeks!