Creating art for dogs and their people in the greater Missoula, MT and Nampa, ID areas
Hi, I'm Shannon!
I have shared my entire life with dogs. My dogs have always been more than just a pet to me, they are as beloved a family member as any of their human counterparts. I know that your dog means as much to you as my dogs mean to me - and my desire in photographing your dog is to capture its beauty and unique personality. Catching your dog at play, while focusing on a ball, interacting with you or even while giving their goofiest expression - I will capture something beautiful and memorable of your furever friend.
A dog portrait session with me is low-stress, fun for the dog, and will result in gorgeous images of your dog for you to showcase as stunning wall art in your home, an heirloom quality artisan album that will inspire ooohs and ahhhs every time you look at it, or digital files for you to share on your social media pages and/or breeder's website.
Not all photography businesses are created equal.
Here's what you can expect from Shannon Edney Photography:
Your dogs are the heart, soul, and wagging tails of my business. I know all the tricks and tips to create incredible portraits of dogs and puppies. Somehow I always seem to fall in love with the dog in front of my camera - I just can't help myself!
I create art. Digital files are also available and many clients choose to add them to their order. But at Shannon Edney Photography, my primary focus is creating tangible, beautiful artwork that will bring you joy for years to come.
Count on quality. Whether your artwork is handcrafted or framed using authentically weathered barn wood, rest assured it comes from the best artisans in the business. If you're used to photo prints from the local box store, prepare to be amazed!
Here's what to expect for your dog portrait experience:
Book your session.
It's a quick and easy process - just fill out the booking
Prepare for your session.
We'll schedule a call to talk through the details: date, time, location, and what you may choose to do with the images afterwards.
This is where the magic happens! Leave all worries and expectations at the door and enjoy the experience. Your dog's only job is to be a dog!
The ordering appointment.
The much-anticipated image reveal session! You choose your favorites, and I'll walk you through the options for different types of artwork, albums and digital files!
Your products have arrived and you can't stop smiling as you enjoy your gorgeous new artwork!
MY DOG WON'T SIT STILL
How will you choose to showcase your portraits? There are many beautiful artwork options available!
Shannon Edney Photography will help you curate your images, guiding you as you select your favorite portraits to create gorgeous, quality, custom artwork that will be ooh'ed and aah'ed over for decades!
Choose from a variety of contemporary, rustic or traditional wall art options. Whether you decide on one single, breathtaking piece or a multi-image wall gallery, it's sure to make a joyful statement. So sit back, relax, and start to envision what you would love to wake up to you in your home.
Limited wall space? You can also select from an assortment of archival artisan albums that will showcase your beloved images for decades to come. Digital files are also an option, but I recommend them as a complement to tangible artwork you can enjoy every day.
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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
My dog will never cooperate for a session.
Approximately 95% of the dogs pictured on this site are your everyday companions. My sessions never require your dog to sit or stay - my camera will capture them at 1/1000th of a second, plenty fast enough to capture even the most active dog! It’s important to discuss any possible behavior challenges during the pre-session consultation so if your dog is nervous or reactive, we can choose a location that suits his temperament. If necessary, we will spend some extra time with your four-legged family member to get them comfortable with me and my camera using positive reinforcement techniques.
What if my dog can't be off leash?
Your dog's safety is the number one priority during our session and the only dogs that should come off-leash are the ones whose owners are 110% confident in their ability to recall their pet in that particular situation. But no worries - most leashes will be removed from the final images thanks to the wizardry of Photoshop!
Can I be in the images too?
Of course! I love documenting the wonderful connection between you and your dog. While we can certainly capture a traditional portrait of you both smiling at the camera, my clients especially love the candid images of the moments you share. If you're camera shy, I can still create some lovely, creative images that tell the story of your relationship.
What time will our photo session be?
The most magical light for photography happens during the "golden hour," which is why I schedule most sessions either early in the morning or during the last two hours of daylight. Certain locations are better suited for certain times of day, we can discuss location and time during the session-planning call.
How do I choose a location?
It's a big decision, but I'm here to help with plenty of recommendations. During our session-planning call we'll discuss the look you're after, any special needs your dog might have (mobility challenges, anxiety, etc.) and scheduling constraints. With all that in mind, we'll settle on the perfect location for your custom session.
What if it's raining?
If the weather is less than ideal, we can definitely reschedule.
READY TO BEGIN?
BOOK YOUR SESSION
Process and Payment:
Contact me to get your session on the books. I will send you a Portrait Agreement that outlines the full portrait process and explains my policies. I require a 50% down payment to reserve your session date. The remaining 50% is due the day of your portrait session. I accept cash, Apple Pay, PayPal, Venmo and Zelle.