Coffee+Hops

WE LOVE
ANIMALS

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For many of us, pets are more than just pets; they are family members.  They are an integral part of our everyday lives, depending on us for care and shelter, and in return, offering unconditional love.

We love documenting this special bond, from a run on the beach, to curled up on the couch, we aim to capture the spirit of your beloved pet and the love that you share.

We take a natural approach to our images, working closely with you to create images that you will want to display in your home.  Our style is expressive and candid, with an emphasis on emotion and the documenting of love through frozen moments in time.

We look forward to working with you and your furry family members to create a memorable experience, and lasting imagery.

 
Frankie the Cat's Pet Photography Session at home in Mackay

PRICING

Let's keep this simple

All inclusive packages.  Your images.  Simple, honest & pressure free.

* prices exclude GST

STANDARD PORTRAIT SESSIONS

$295

 

Your session includes:

  • one hour session
  • your choice of location, anywhere up to 30 minutes from Mackay CBD
    (we can give you some awesome suggestions)
  • retouching of your images
  • full resolution image files
    (use, share+print, where/however you like)
  • online gallery
    (to share with family+friends)

Bonus inclusions:

  • your pets favourite treats supplied
  • expert patting, scratching and puppy-cuddling skills
  • super fun time
    (warning: you may laugh a. lot.)
  • experience in pet behaviours
    (yes, even cats)
  • expert photoshopping skills
    (to remove leashes, eye-boogers, and what ever that was they rolled in)
  • personalised smart phone app of your image gallery
 

Pet Cake Smash

PET CAKE SMASH

What better way to celebrate your pet's birthday, then with their very own cake!  We have joined forces with local all-natural treat makers, Barking Mad Treats, to provide a unique experience for you and your pet.

$150

Your session includes:

  • 15 minute session
  • personalised cake from Barking Mad Treats
  • your choice of location, anywhere up to 30 minutes from Mackay CBD
    (we can give you some awesome suggestions)
  • retouching of your images
  • full resolution image files
    (use, share+print, where/however you like)
  • online gallery
    (to share with family+friends)
Joy and End of Life Sessions

JOY session

When the toys are put away, and the food is discarded, and the bills have all been paid, what do you have to hold onto? To remind you of the love you shared, and the joy they brought to your life? For many of us, what remains is photographs.  Joy Sessions are special photo sessions just for terminally ill and elderly pets. Rather than something sad, Joy Sessions are an opportunity to capture the relationship you have with your pets before they pass. They’re a celebration of life, creating tangible memories that you can cherish forever.

If your pet is ill, please let us know when booking, as we will ensure the session date is as soon as possible.

$175

Your session includes:

  • 45 minute session
  • in the comfort of your home
  • retouching of your images
  • full resolution image files
    (use, share+print, where/however you like)
  • online gallery
Best Day Ever Sessions

BEST DAY EVER session

If you would like to document a day-in-the-life of your pet, our Best Day Ever Session is just for you.  Their morning walkies, drives to the beach, icecream at the park, or just playing ball in the backyard.  We will work with you to establish an 'itinerary' prior to the day, and then, as the name suggests, your pet will have the best day ever!  This is a great session for creating images that will stay with you, when your pet has long past.  Documenting them in less of a portrait way, and in more of the way that you remember them, in the day-to-day.

$475

Your session includes:

  • 3 hours coverage 
    (in one session, or split across up to 3 sessions during 1 day)
  • in the comfort of your home
  • retouching of your images
  • full resolution image files
    (use, share+print, where/however you like)
  • online gallery (to share with family+friends)

READY TO MAKE THIS HAPPEN?


DON'T LIVE IN MACKAY?
NO WORRIES!

We regularly travel around regional and south-east Queensland.  To find out where we are traveling to next, check our our Travel Sessions page.

Prefer a shorter 30 minute session?

Or would like to be notified when our mini sessions become available?

WANT TO BUY A SESSION
FOR A FRIEND OR FAMILY MEMBER?

Gift Vouchers can be for session packages,
or for any dollar value towards a session.


 
Be My Valentine Mini Sessions
Be My Valentine Mini Sessions
60.00

Create something special to celebrate the love in your life.

  • 10 minute studio session with scarlet-coloured backdrop
  • 3 digital files emailed to you with personal print release
  • images emailed to you the next day, to give you plenty of time to create a special gift for Valentines Day.

Location details will be emailed to you with a booking confirmation, once we receive your booking.

While there can be multiple pets/humans at the session, due to the setup of these images, only one pet/human will be able to be in each image.  There may be exceptions for small dogs, or human+small dog combinations.  Please contact us, before booking, if you have any questions regarding this. 

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Pet Photography Session at Shoal Point Beach Mackay

Have Questions?

 

MY DOG GETS EASILY DISTRACTED, WILL YOU BE ABLE TO GET PHOTOS OF HIM?

Yes.  The majority of dogs I take photos of are easily distracted.  I use a combination of location, treats, squeaky toys and weird noises to get their attention.

MY DOG CAN'T BE OFF-LEASH IN PUBLIC AREAS, IS THAT OK?

Yes!  In fact, in most locations, it is unlawful to have your dog off-leash.  I find that having your dog on-leash during their session helps against distraction and provides a little more control over poses.  In most situations, I can remove the leash during editing, to give the illusion that your dog is a world class model ;)

WHERE WILL YOU TAKE PHOTOS OF MY PET?

I will take photos anywhere you want to go in the Mackay region.  The beach, botanic gardens, your home, rural areas, and in the city heart, are all great places.  Pick a place where you and your pet will be most comfortable, and of course set the backdrop for the type of photos you want.  Ideally for dogs, they would have already been to the location a number of times before.

For cats, I highly recommended having the photos taken at home.

WHAT HAPPENS ON THE DAY?

We have fun!  We will meet up at the location at the session time (usually late afternoon for the beautiful light at that time of day).  We have a quick chat, and a get-to-know each other, and then we start taking some photos.  My aim is to make you and your pet/s feel as comfortable and natural as possible during the session.  You don't need to stress if they aren't doing exactly what they're told.  Each pet is individual, and I cater to their personality.  There is no cookie cutter photo session.  Each is unique.

WHY SPEND THIS MUCH MONEY ON PHOTOS OF MY PET?

Why not?  Our pets give us so much unconditional love, and live for such a short time.  Wouldn't you want a photo of them that not only shows what they looked like, but captured a bit of their personality too?

CAN I BE IN THE PHOTOS?

Yes!  While the focus of a pet photography session is obviously your pet, I highly encourage you to jump in a few photos.  It shows off your bond together, and provides some of the best outtakes ;)

 

MY PET IS OLD, OR VERY SICK, IS IT TOO LATE TO GET SOME PHOTOS?

Not at all.  As someone who has experienced the loss of a truly loved pet, I can honestly say it is never too late.  If you are in this situation, I go out of my way to ensure the session is booked for as soon as possible (even if I am technically 'booked out').  I come to your home, and take the photos there, to ensure your pet is as comfortable as possible, and you are all provided with the privacy you need.

HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO GET MY IMAGES?

Your images are uploaded a maximum of 4 weeks after your session.

I DON'T WANT MY IMAGES SHARED ON SOCIAL MEDIA, IS THAT OK?

Yes!  As always, if you do not want images of yourself, or your pets, shared on social media, you have every right to let me know that, and I respect your decision.

WHEN DO I HAVE TO PAY FOR THE SESSION?

We do not send you an invoice until after the session.  As soon as you forward payment, and your images are edited, we will upload the images to your gallery, and forward you an email with the details.

CAN WE ORDER CANVASES, PRINTS AND ALBUMS FROM OUR SESSION?

Yes!  When we email you the gallery, we also let you know of the print services we can provide.  As you have a full print release of your images, you can take them anywhere you like to have printed yourself, but we do provide the option for high quality products, including canvases, prints and albums.

WHY YOU?

I have been told that I have the ability to capture the true nature and personality of a pet through my lens.  I truly focus on the animal, and capture as much of their personality as they will allow to shine through during the session.  I absolutely love animals, and have made pet photography my speciality.

more questions?

 
 
Lacey's Pet Photography Session at Lamberts Beach Mackay

so what are the humans saying?

 
I couldn’t thank Fiona enough for the beautiful photos of our girls. It was a surprise for my mum and dad so poor Fiona had to be even sneakier to get everything done. She was wonderful with all the girls and they absolutely loved her. Thank you again x
— Sharyn Bunt
Thank you for your time, patience & professionalism today. You had the technique to win all our pet family over.
— Sue Jorgensen

AND WHAT DID THE MODELS HAVE TO SAY?

Best treets n pats eva
— CLIVE BARKER HARRIS
Fotos? I thought we just played ball on the beach
— Buddy
 
Leo & Lola's Pet Photography Session at the Mackay Botanic Gardens

WANT TO SEE SOME OF OUR RECENT MODELLING STARS?

 
 

Pet Photography Portfolio

Love the beautiful photos Fiona took. Such a fun photo shoot & a pleasure to deal with.
— Victoria Beck (Archie's mum)