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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 custom portrait experience at Dogpatch Pet Portraits includesa “meet and treat” pre-consultation with you and your dog(s) to plan the perfect session for you,a portrait session at the Middletown, Ohio studio or at your location, andan ordering session to help you select the perfect heirloom portraits for your home.The portrait session fee is $250 at the studio and $350 at your location. This payment is collected at your “meet and treat” to secure your appointment times. Our signature framed fine art canvases and framed fine art prints have a lifetime guarantee and are purchased separately at your ordering session. Prices for these ready-to-hang framed heirloom portraits start at $380. Gift print sets of unframed prints can be added to your framed portrait selection.) Interested in a “meet and treat” pre-consultation? 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. Dogpatch Pet Portraits focuses on creating heirloom wall art for your home, so we will begin with using software to present how your portraits will look on your own walls, which makes the selection process fun! Next, you will choose images for other beautiful displays and keepsakes such as photo albums, and desktop prints. 

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. 

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