Does anyone know of a place that does proffesional doggy portraits? I've asked around, and everyone says that they don't do doggy photos. I'm in the Los Angeles area, so something close would be nice. Thanks!
I have my kids pictures done at JcPenney and they said they would do pet photos the last appointment of the day. I personally have gone to Petco to have pictures taken. The Petcos in my area have a photographer that comes about twice a year.
I've also gotten pictures at Petco, especially around the holidays. You may also try independent photograhers that work out of their home, they are sometimes more willing and able to come to your house or have you go to them rather than the 'retail' stores that sometimes don't have the facilities or room for pets.
wow, really. i've never heard of places like that doing pet potraits. That's cool. They probably don't do that here though, :P. Petco (the one by me at least) looks like they do pretty good portraits but i've never had them done.
I have taken Lacy to the Picture People at the mall in Dallas. You can go to www.picturepeople.com and search for locations. They do pet pictures toward the end of the day. They don't charge a sitting fee and only charge you for the photos you buy and those are printed about 30 minutes after they are taken. They offer coupons on their website every couple months for a free 8x10. They have one right now through Halloween. I'm actually going to be taking her there again this weekend for a Halloween picture. This is the picture I had taken of her for her 2nd birthday:
OK Mods.. since links are being posted for photography, can I share our link?
We do LOVELY work, and are familiar with working with dogs for show photography. advertisements, and such, as well as pet and family portraits. We do retouching, AND composite images as well.. which are AMAZING.
I had Merphy and Benji's done at PetCo, but the photographer was from Simi Valley. They are called Furry Fotoes (805) 579-0956. That's probably advertising, so it will probably get deleted. If it does, post your email, and I'll send you the info.
They did a really good job, I thought. They were really patient. I was surprised that Merphy did better than Benji, but they managed to get some really good shots of both of them. Here's a few of my favorites of Merphy:
I paid $45 to get a 3x5 of each shot, (there were like 8-10 of each) and about $10 each in sitting fees, and then I took them to Target and put them on a disc and print out as many as I wanted in all different sizes (you may have to go to a few different places before they'll let you do this, but I went to Target the day after Thanksgiving so they were super busy and didn't even notice). I made a collage and photo album for my dad for Christmas last year (they sell a pet collage at Michaels), and he loved it, and took them everywhere to show everyone for a month afterwards.
Someone else said The Picture People, I'm sure they have those in LA, but if not, there is one at the Galleria at Tyler, just an hour and a half away in Riverside, and they do pets. Or, my little bro is a photographer, but I don't know that he is very patient with pets. I would highly recommend the Furry Fotoes place though, and they're in LA.
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