“Kira has a natural way with dogs; she knows how to bring out their personalities and she has the artistic talent to capture it on film. I am so thankful to Kira for capturing the true essence of my boys. We will cherish these images forever!”
I absolutely LOVE your work! How do I book a session with you?
The first step of getting in front of my lens is contacting me! I book a limited number of sessions per month, so get in touch to ensure your desired date. (And don’t be nervous. I will walk you through the process from beginning to end!)
My pet is old or doesn’t have much time left can you fit him into your shooting schedule?
Seniors and cases of failing-health take priority over all others so contact me ASAP to set up a Love Session.
How long have you been shooting dogs?
To be honest – since I was in the 3rd grade BUT Kira DeDecker Photography started January 2011.
What if my pet is wild/shy/etc.? or What if my dog doesn’t know any commands?
Shy or wild, dogs usually end up falling for my charms (and not to mention my treats) so I always get amazing awesome shots at the end of the day. And don’t worry if Fido doesn’t have any manners, I’m use to out-of-control tail wagging, slobbery kisses and muddy paws. My goal is always to capture a dog as they are in real life so if they happen to be naughty, then I’m shooting them that way.
But what if there is a good chance my dog may attack or bite while being photographed? Is that going to be a problem?
If your dog has serious human aggression issues I cannot and will not be able to photograph them. Thanks for understanding.
My dog needs to stay on a leash, am I limited on locations?
Not at all! I am awesome at Photoshop and I shoot entirely in digital so I can edit out the leash. In fact, I have a special long lead that I use for my action shots! Safety first!
What are the best times and months to book a session?
March, by far is my favorite time of the year for sessions but any month in the fall, winter or spring are beautiful and temperate! Your session will mostly take place either in the morning as the sunrises or a few hours before the sunsets.
Where do you shoot?
I absolutely LOVE shooting on-location! These outdoors experiences can take place at your home or another location of your choosing. Your dog is free to run, play and chase while I play their pup-arazzi for the day! Arizona is filled with gorgeous photo and dog friendly locations – so let me suggest some places for you!
Home sessions are great for Love Sessions, we get to spend intimate time in the place your pup has history with. I will be able to capture them resting on their favorite bed, show off their toys and give me a grand tour of the place they have called home. And if they are up for it, we can visit some of their favorite haunts.
Want both and can’t decide what type of session to have? Do both! KDP offers session options that include multiple locations so you can have your cake and eat it too!
What should I wear?
Wear what you love! Bright colors, layers, patterns are always a yes. Coordinating everyone in jeans and white shirts is a no. You’re a real person, so wear what you’d wear in real life.
Do I need to bring anything to our session?
I bring healthy dog snacks and toys with me to every session but feel free to bring a personal prop or your dog’s favorite treat or outfit. It is their day to be spoiled after all!
When you shoot on-location, what if we’re outside and it rains?
If we know ahead of time the chances are high it will rain and your heart is set on an outdoor shoot we will just reschedule for a sunnier day. Or we just move indoors. Or grab an umbrella. Locations are flexible and I can make just about anywhere work for your session with a little creative thinking.
I can’t do a weekend session? Do you ever work on a weekdays?
I’ve been known to make a few exceptions for emergencies. Contact me directly and I can see what I can do.
How far do you travel to take photos?
I mainly shoot in and around Arizona's greater Metro Phoenix area but I’m more than willing to travel farther if needed.
Can I buy a gift certificate?
Yup. I do suggest gift certificates that include enough cash to cover the session fee + a few prints or a collection.
How can I pay you?
I happily accept credit cards, check, cash or Paypal. Session fees are due at booking to reserve your session date. Products are to be paid in full upon ordering. Payment plans are done entirely at my discretion.
I have a pet related business, can I contact you to discuss some mutually beneficial marketing?
ABSOLUTELY! I would love to hear from you! I’m sure there are plenty of ways we can help promote one another so feel free to email me.
What is the cut-off date for ordering prints in order to have them for the holidays?
December 1st so it’s essential that you have your session before mid-November, earlier the better!
I have more questions where do I ask them?
Drop me a line at firstname.lastname@example.org or via the contact page on my website. I look forward to meeting you!
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