Pet Photographer {Special Attention Sessions}

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Special Attention Sessions are for terminally ill or very elderly pets.

What are Special Attention Sessions?  They are reduced rate photography sessions for terminally ill or very elderly pets.  Special Attention Sessions can be scheduled with little or no advance notice and every effort will be made to accommodate anyone with an emergency.  You can choose where you would like to do the session, but I find that a majority of pets feel most comfortable when being photographed in their own homes.  Special Attention Sessions include a one to two hour on location photography session, an online gallery for previewing your Special Attention Session photographs and your choice of one 8×10 print.  Additional prints and digital images can be purchased at a special reduced rate.

What is the reason for Special Attention Sessions?  Recently my bulldog, Walter, died of cancer.  He was an amazing dog, my best friend and the inspiration for my photography and pet paintings.  One of the things that I have been so thankful for is that I am a photographer and was able to take a lot of really great photographs of him that captured his spirit and his personality as well as the wonderful relationship we had.  But not everyone is as lucky.  While I have hundreds, probably thousands, of pictures of him on my iPhone, the pictures that I took with my real camera or hired a professional photographer to take of him and me are the ones that are hanging on my walls and the ones that I will cherish for the rest of my life.  As a way of keeping his memory alive, I want to offer Special Attention Sessions to pet owners with terminally ill pets so that they too can have lasting memories of their pets.

Why call them “Special Attention” Sessions?  Special Attention comes from Walter’s medical chart.  When he was two years old, I rushed him to the vet for something that has long been forgotten now, something I am sure I freaked out over like a scratch on his nose or some other mundane malady.  The cure for that day’s ailment was “Special Attention”.   That’s right, right there on his medical chart it has always said “Special Attention” and every pet deserves Special Attention.   You can read more about Walter’s last few weeks of Special Attention here.

When the time comes, I also offer a Special Attention Memory Box, which is only available to clients with pets.  The Special Attention Memory Box is a see-through framed box created by using personal items to visually tell your pet’s story and depending on the size of the box, it can be displayed on your wall or desk.  The box can include a photograph of your pet, a poem or personal story along with other items like your pet’s paw print, favorite toy, leash, a piece of a favorite blanket or any other item you would like to include.  Miniature replicas such as a fire hydrant, steak, hot dog, bed, food bowls, etc can be added as well to enhance the telling of your pet’s visual story.

The cost for a Special Attention Session is $100.  For those who need it, payment plans are available.  I understand the high costs of caring for a pet who is sick and that you may need extra time to pay for photographs, please just let me know and I will do everything I can to work with you.

To schedule a Special Attention Session or for more information please call me at 501-690-0472 or email me at

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1 comment

Melissa - March 11, 2013 - 10:55 AM

Walter sounds like he was amazing. The pictures are gorgeous. It is comforting to read about dog people. I hate to call us “dog owners” because in reality, the dog owns us. Owns our hearts and souls. Your words made me realize that I am not the only one whose life has been irrevocably changed by an animal. Everything about my approach to animals changed 12 years ago when, at age 30, I got my first dog, Trixie. She’s still kickin it with me! :-)

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