Cruver Photography | Pet Portraits

Pet Portrait Photography

You have a special connection and relationship with your pet and they mean the world to you. You know that the time they have with us is short and you want to make sure you have something special, unique, and fun to always remember them by. They make your life so much fuller and happier, and are as much family to you as your kids or significant other! They are love on four legs! They are the most adorable pet on the planet and you want everyone to know it!!

What will you do with the photos? Hang your favorite portraits in your living room, so you can see their sweet face every time you walk by. Keep a print at your desk at work, because they always makes you smile. Enjoy all the moments from your session by having an album made. 

Most importantly, don't wait until it is too late. I hear too many stories from people who wished they had not waited until their dog was too sick for photographs. The years slip by and our pups are old before we know it.  We are animal lovers and we know how hard it is to lose a family pet. For this reason we offer discounted session fees.

Session Packages

We offer two type of senior portrait packages:

  • Print Package $75 - This package allows you to have your photos captured and placed on my website for individual print and merchandise purchases.  You are the only one able to see these photos and there is no need to come into a studio to view them.  You will be given a login ID and password on the day of the session.  This will be used to access your images when they are uploaded to the server. This package is great for people that are interested in only purchasing a few photos. This package is less expensive and is also great for allowing friends and family to purchase images from your session.

  • Digital Package $150 - This package allows you to have their photos captured and all images are placed in an online gallery which can be downloaded.  You are given a personal/non-commercial license for print release that will allow you to print images at the photo lab of your choice.  This package is great for people that are going to be purchasing large amounts of images or for those not interested in using a professional print lab that I use on my website.  ** Images are color corrected to match my professional print lab, your results will vary. 

  • Rainbow bridge session $25 off or the above print package and $50 off the digital package, these are reserved for pets who due to medical condition or age are close to the rainbow bridge.

Please refer to copyright statement for more information  

Things to do before the session

Please have your pet properly groomed just prior to your scheduled session.

Frequently Asked Questions

How long will my session last?

Cruver Photography is unique in the fact that we are unlike other photographers when it comes to the time for each session. Many other photographers limit your time for photos to 30 minutes per session.  I never put a time frame on the sessions because I don't want my clients to feel rushed and I never want to say, "We didn't have enough time to get that shot".  I want each session to be relaxed and enjoyable. With most pet portrait sessions, we I usually tell my clients expect to spend about 2 hours with me. 

Where will the session be?

This is really up to the you.  We can do this in the comfort of your own home, where the pet feels at ease or we can go out to a local pet friendly park.  The choice is totally up to you.  **

Can other people or pets be included in my photos?

Absolutely!  Again, this is totally up to the you.  There is no additional cost and you're more than welcome to bring who you want for your session!

If it rains, do you have a studio to shoot at?

I do have a small studio but if you want outdoor photos we will gladly reschedule your session at a more convenient time. 

Will these images be posted online or any social networks?

This is totally up to you.  Some people prefer not having their images posted online and I respect their wishes.   I always ask if it is OK to share a few photos on our social media page of the session before posting.       

How do we go about securing our session?

You may call, email or leave me a message on social media to determine if I am available for your specific date. I strongly encourage you to contact me as early as possible to make sure I am available.  In order to reserve the date, there is a $25 deposit that is required.  Once we agree on a date, I will email you a digital invoice that you may pay the deposit with a credit card or pay pal.

Will you be taking our photos or will one of your assistants be taking our photos?

I will always be the photographer taking your photos.  There are times when I use an assistant, who just so happens to be my wife, but at no time do I ever use an assistant for your pet portraits. 

How long will it take for my photos to be on the website to be viewed or received?

For most normal photo sessions, your photos will be completed within 72 hours. I make it a priority to get your photos back to you as soon as possible so you can enjoy your photos and share them with your friends and family.  At busy times, I tell people expect 1 week turnaround.  

What days are you available to shoot pet portrait sessions?

My availability for pet portrait session is mostly limited to evenings and weekends.   

Can I order more prints/products later?

Your photos will remain online and available for purchase on my password protected website for 1 year from the date of the session.  If for some reason, you need to purchase an image after the 1 year, send me an email and I can make it available to you.

Why is your logo on all the photos? Will the logo be on the prints?

Being in the photography industry, my best form of advertising is people seeing my logo on your images that you share on social media.  These images are specifically meant to be shared on your Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and other various forms of social media.  When you receive your printed images or products, there is no watermark/logo on the images. 

What type of payments do you accept?

Session fees can be paid by Cash, Checks, Money Orders and Paypal.  Products can be paid for by debit or credit cards.

Please contact me if you have any questions or would like to schedule a session!


** Up to 35 miles is included in the sessions fees, there could be additional charges per mile over 35.