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What is the photo shoot session and retainer fee?

Updated: Jun 14

What is the photo shoot session and retainer fee cover?

If you have never worked with a professional photographer you may find yourself asking two very reasonable questions. “What is this fee? And “what does it pay for?”

A relatively quickly answer is that, a photo shoot session fee is the fee a photographer charges for their services. Of course there is a lot more to taking a picture (even more so of pets) than simply pointing the camera and snapping a photo. You are also paying for the photographers time to do the photo shoot session, pre and post photo shoot work, creative ideas, photo editing and enhancement, traveling, expertise/knowledge, private viewing gallery, plus the retainer/deposit. Fees for a professional photographers typically range anywhere from $100 to $1000. Pets R Family photo shoot session, retainer/deposit, creative fee is currently $300 for on location, but subject to change.


Pet photography by pet photographer Lisa olson with pets r family, located in north ogden Utah.
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Pets R Family photo shoot session and retainer fee breakdown.

  • Photo shoot includes 2 pets. Additional pets are $15 per pet

  • Travel with in Weber and Davis county. Additional $40 fee outside Weber/Davis county

  • Covers the $300 non-refundable photo shoot retainer

  • Dedicated time with professional pet photographer Lisa Olson who specializes in pet photography plus how to pose people and pets

  • Certified in photography, dog training and pet psychology

  • Expert knowledge in photography for the best quality images

  • On location, in your home, or in studio photo shoot

  • A variety of photo shoot sets in studio

  • Viewing gallery on line or in studio

  • Basic editing on image proofs

  • Unlimited time for the photo shoot

  • Pre and post photo shoot clean up with veterinarian grade disinfectant on props, furniture, backdrops and studio

  • An incredible experience of having your pet photographed, and/or you with your pet, by a professional pet photographer. Lisa Olson takes the up most care and consideration of each client and pet. She prides herself in taking amazing photos and giving a unique personalized experience.

* What is not covered in the photo shoot session and retainer fee is the deliverable. These are prints, digitals photo packages, images, wall art, or merchandise.


pet photography by pet photographer Lisa olson with pets r family, located in north ogden, Utah.
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