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Valentine's Day Pet Photo Day

Sunday, February 14 - pleasanton

Bring your furry valentine in for a fun photo and help a good cause! This event is a fundraiser for Humane Dog Training Advocates. The theme is rose petals on a pink backdrop.

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Spring Pet Photo Day

March 20 & 21 - San Francisco

This event is still in planning. Check back for more info.

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Spring Pet Photo Day

May 16 - San Jose

This event is still in planning. Check back for more info.

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Photo Event FAQ

I have two dogs, do I need to book two appointments for a fundraiser event?

A.Not necessarily. Depending on the cooperation and energy levels of the the subjects I'll make every effort to get photos of the dogs together and individually. However, let me know what your priority is so that we begin with that. The photo day appointments are only ten minutes.

However, if you have either a large group or very active dogs then it is recommended to reserver two time slots back to back.

Can I be in the photos too?

A.Yes, you are welcome to be in the photo also. The appointments are short so we should begin with what is most important to you.

What will the background be for the photo fundraiser?

A.The backdrops for photo fundraiser events change for each event but are themed. I will always try to indicate by description or photo. For most (not all) events I do the props and decor. They are generally fun and festive as well as simple and neutral (contradiction of terms ;)

Studio mini-sessions will always be plain, neutral backdrops for a clean, classic look.

Can I bring my cat to a photo day fundraiser?

A.Sometimes. Please contact me to find out if the particular event is cat safe. Some events are held inside and some are outside. I'm always very impressed by and welcome the brave kitties that come to photo day events but safety is always top priority.

Where are the mini-sessions held?

A.Outdoor mini-sessions are held at different parks around the Bay Area. Check the details of the events listed to see the location details.

Studio mini-sessions are usually held at my Oakland home-office but are on hold due to the global covid pandemic.

Types of Sessions

Pet Photo Day Fundraiser

These 10 minute sittings are a great way to get a fun, professional photo of your pet and help raise money for animal rescues and shelters. Expect one to three proofs from the sitting. Photography services are volunteered. Proceeds benefit local animal rescues and shelters. Fundraisers have themed backdrops (if you prefer the classic grey studio, check out the mini-sessions or private sessions)


These 20 minute, stacked appointments at a pre-determined location and date are a great, budget-friendly option if you just want a a few photos or an updated portrait of your pet. Expect approximately twenty proofs to choose from.  Minis are offered in Spring and Fall outside and in the studio (on hold for now). The Fall minis are popular for holiday cards.

Full Private Session

A private photo session is a fully customized experience to capture professional photos of your beloved furry family. Expect seventy-five to one hundred proofs to choose from. It's a way to create memories and keepsakes that will help you keep them close, long after they're gone. Private sessions usually take about an hour (for a single subject). The goal is to get some pretty posed photos and some fun candids. We'll get as much variety as possible and you are welcome to be in the shots, too. Spending this much time truly allows the subject to relax and show their true personality and is the best way to tell a full story.