FINE ART

PET PORTRAITS

All Kerto Studio’ creative photography sessions are tailor-made to suit you and your pets needs

The pet portrait sessions are bespoke, individually designed for your pet(s), because every pet has a different personality and needs. Pet photography sessions can take place either in Kerto Studio or your chosen location eg. at your favourite dog-walk. Our aim is to capture your pet’s personality in the best possible way so you receive images you love and could treasure for a lifetime. Should you prefer, this can also take place at your home or garden as older pets may prefer and appreciate secure surroundings and home comforts.

STUDIO PET PHOTOGRAPHY

Studio pet photography sessions offer you and your pet an opportunity to create some one-off portraits of your furry, feathered or scaly friends. We will take a little extra time for your pet to relax and get used to the surroundings in the studio. There are plenty of treats and toys available in the studio but if you have anything specific, feel free to bring it.


Have questions about studio photography? Call me on 07772343339

STUDIO photo session

  • Pre photo session consultation at Kerto Studio
  • Up to 2 hr studio photography session
  • 1 pet (each additional pet £35)
  • Viewing and ordering appointment at Kerto Studio

£50 investment

About 7-14 days after the photo session, you will be invited back for a viewing and ordering appointment, where you will have a chance to select and purchase the finest quality art to honour your precious furry family member(s).
Read more about products here
NB! There is no obligation to purchase anything. If you absolutely don’t adore the images, you pay nothing at all!
PS. That has never happened before and is there just for your reassurance 🙂

ON LOCATION PET PHOTOGRAPHY

During the location photography session, you and your pet will have a fun-filled experience whilst capturing their personality. The photo sessions are the creative part of the process, so with your help we will choose your pet’s favourite outdoor locations for this.

What does the session fee cover? It cover’s my expertise and time as a photographer to capture some of the most beautiful images you have ever seen of your pet. It will also cover the extensive editing process which happens in preparation for your final wall art.


Have questions about on location photography? Call me on 07772343339

ON LOCATION sessions

  • Pre photo session consultation at Kerto Studio
  • 1 hr on location photography session (extra hours: £50 p/h)
  • Up to 2 pets (each additional pet £35)
  • Viewing and ordering appointment at Kerto Studio

£75 investment

About 7-14 days after the photo session, you will be invited back for a viewing and ordering appointment, where you will have a chance to select and purchase the finest quality art to honour your precious furry family member(s).
Read more about products here
NB! There is no obligation to purchase anything. If you absolutely don’t adore the images, you pay nothing at all!
PS. That has never happened before and is there just for your reassurance 🙂

CELEBRATION OF LIFE

Have a concern or a question? Call me on 07772343339 

“CELEBRATION OF LIFE” sessions

The day will come when you will be facing a very hard time – having to say goodbye to your best friend… The “Celebration” sessions are specially designed for that difficult time with you and your beloved pet. To make this experience as easy for you as possible, these sessions come with a priority booking and can take place in studio, at your home or wherever your pet feels most at ease.
What’s included in your session fee:

  • Pre photo session consultation at Kerto Studio
  • Up to 1.5 hr on location or studio photography session (extra hours: £50 p/h)
  • Priority booking for our beloved pet
  • Viewing and ordering appointment at Kerto Studio

£75 investment

About 7-14 days after the photo session, you will be invited back for a viewing and ordering appointment, where you will have a chance to select and purchase the finest quality art to honour your precious furry family member(s).
Read more about products here
NB! There is no obligation to purchase anything. If you absolutely don’t adore the images, you pay nothing at all!
PS. That has never happened before and is there just for your reassurance 🙂

IMPORTANT INFO REGARDING ALL SESSIONS

The rates are applicable for all sessions in Berkshire, Oxfordshire, Hampshire and Surrey, within 15 miles of Wokingham. Additional travel charge (at £0.40 p/mile) may occur outside these areas.

Kerto Studio offers a variety of premium printed artworks for displaying on your walls; also image boxes and albums for coffee table viewing. Your artworks and product orders are taken and paid for during your viewing and ordering session after your photoshoot.

As a guide, our clients invest anywhere between £250 – £3000 on their pet photography experience.

You will be able to view and touch all of the products at your viewing and ordering session. There is also a small number of samples available to look at on the products page here

THE PROCESS

Step 1 – book a pet photography session

First step is to get in touch – this will enable us to discuss the best options for you and your pets needs. Why not drop in, have a cuppa and introduce your fur-baby? During this complementary in studio consultation you will also have a chance to look around and get a better idea of the types of products you may like. After you have booked a photo session, you will also receive more info on how to get best out of your photo session ie how to prepare your dog for the ‘big day’.

Step 2 – photography session

We encourage you to arrive a little earlier to give your pet a chance to relax and get familiar with the new surroundings. If your dog starts off a little nervous, don’t worry, there is no rush and I will make sure your pet gets enough time to relax until they are ready. Photo sessions are a great fun for the dogs but the owners find it equally entertaining! So, bring your dog(s) and lets have some fun! 🙂

Step 3 – viewing & ordering

After the photo session, I will invite you back to view your images in the studio. Time to have another cuppa whilst choosing your favourites… Don’t worry I won’t make you dizzy showing you hundreds of images, just the best ones!   I am here to advise you on the best artwork to really showcase your pet(s). You can even send me some images of your walls prior to viewing session and we will view the images of your pet on your own walls.

Step 4 – Artwork Delivered

After the viewing session, (it will take anywhere between a few days to few weeks for your artwork to arrive , depending on what you order) you will see your favourite images in print. The vision has finally materialised!
You can then either come in again to collect your products or ask me to deliver these to you. I can even post them to you if the distance and time is an issue.

QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS

The viewing and ordering appointment will take place about 1-2 weeks after your photography session so we will agree a suitable time for you to come back to my studio for choosing the images you would like to purchase. 

If you have a question which has not been covered above, then please get in touch and I will be only too happy to answer any other queries.

The short answer is, it’s completely up to you.
A bit longer answer is, depends on the breed! Some breeds can look better when groomed, but if you prefer them as they are, your pet is still the same your dear pet whether it’s groomed or not! 🙂
From my point of view – I prefer that dogs eyes are visible, the ayes are after all windows to their soul and I feel images will miss that special connections without the visible eyes.
Something else to remember: if you normally get your dog placed in a ‘pet’ clip by your groomers then I would advise this to be done around 3 to 4 weeks prior to the shoot – this will give you enough time so the clip marks will have grown out.
In case, your dog is a show dog and the breed trait requires to have hair over the face, then I am happy will work with that.

That’s the name of the game: some dogs are complete rebels and some are just angels – regardless of your dog’s obedience levels, all dogs are welcome and can be worked with!
‘Sit’, ‘stay’ and ‘down’ are good to have but certainly not essential and really not that important. Its nice if they can, but doesn’t really matter if they can’t or won’t!

Every dog can be nervous in an unfamiliar surrounding, so rest assured I will give each and every dog as much time and space as they need to get comfortable with the studio surroundings (if its a studio session you are interested in). For location sessions, for best outcome I recommend places where your dog is familiar with the surroundings and can relax. On the day we can just relax and just ‘go with their flow’ 🙂

I will invite you back to see and order your images in the studio about 1-2 weeks after your photo session. Many of my clients have mentioned just how helpful they find this appointment as they can see the size and touch materials of the products on offer ensuring they have made the correct decisions regarding the types and sizes of the products. There is no rush at the ordering appointment so please spare up to 1 hour for this.

I will send you a little information sheet after you have booked the session, it will explain everything in detail. But of course I am happy to answer any other questions you may have, so ask away! 🙂
Feel free to call me on 07772343339 for quicker response.

For studio sessions, this is not a problem, however on-location sessions the session should ideally be re-scheduled as we want the best images of your dog(s) right?

Every Studio session includes the following:

  • Complimentary consultation at Kerto Studio
  • Up to 2 hr studio photography session
  • 1 pet (each additional pet £35)
  • Viewing and ordering appointment at Kerto Studio
  • Digital file of the the same image for social media use

Every On-Location session includes the following:

  • Complimentary pre-shoot consultation
  • 1-1.5 hr on location photography session
  • Up to 2 pets (each additional pet £35)
  • Viewing and ordering appointment at Kerto studio
  • Digital file of the the same image for social media use

Is your question not listed here? I am happy to answer your questions on the phone: 07772343339 or fill in the contact form and I will get back to you asap.