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The information below will answer many of your questions about having portraits made at Dogpatch Pet Portraits. When you are ready to schedule, just call Susan Gertz at 1-513-594-5258.

The Portrait Experience

The portrait experience at Dogpatch Pix includes

  • a pre-consultation to plan the perfect session for you,
  • a portrait session at the Middletown, Ohio studio or at your location, and
  • an ordering session to help you select the perfect portraits for your home.

The portrait session fee is $150 at the studio and $200 at your location. This payment is collected when you schedule to secure your appointment times. The session fee includes the pre-consultation, portrait session, ordering session, and a mobile gallery app of ordered images. The minimum print order for each session is $150. A price list is available upon request. Just contact Susan.

What happens during a portrait session?

First of all, during a portrait session, we have fun! When you and your furry family member arrive, we give him or her time to explore the studio and become comfortable. Don’t worry! Everything is pet safe, and there’s nothing your pet can do that others haven’t done (our clean-up kit is ready for any emergencies!). When we’re ready to start the portraits, we keep things relaxed and fun, getting your pets attention with funny noises, toys, and treats. He or she will go home happy but tired. Expect a nap to follow!

How will I view and order my portraits?

When you schedule your portrait session, we will also schedule a viewing/ordering session about two weeks later. During your viewing/ordering session, you’ll come to the studio and see a slide show of your portraits set to music. Next, we will sort out your favorites and you will choose your wall art, photo books, and desktop prints. We have software to present how portraits will look on your own walls, which makes the selection process fun and easy!

What should we wear?

If human family members would like to be in the portraits (and I recommend it!), wearing medium to dark, simple clothing will look the best. The idea is to focus attention on you and your furkids rather than the clothes.

Please do not wear clothing with words, cartoon characters, or other busy graphic designs. Solid colors are best, but small patterns can work too. If you’d like a splash of color or bold pattern, keep the amount small, such as in a tie, belt, scarf, or necklace. 

Ready to schedule your portraits?

Just contact Susan at 1-513-594-5258 or or click below for contact form.