Studio Animal Photography
Simple, clean, pawesome
Our Photography Clients Include
You’re in great company
Frontline // Bravecto // Mars PetCare // VetriSCIENCE // Pet Naturals // Kriser’s Natural Pet // The Honest Kitchen // Fresh Pet // Applaws // Nutro Ultra // PetSafe // Pinnacle // Applaws //
Studio Animal Photography Portfolio
Low on details, high on style
Take your studio animal photos from good to aspirational.
We’ll transform your studio animal photography to make you gorgeous, professional and trustworthy, so you become the easy choice for pet lovers everywhere.
These photos are a small representation of the kinds of studio pet photos we make, although we can make all kinds of studio pet photos, including pet product photography, animals with products in studio, ‘lifestyle’ photos of animals in studio, you name it.
So Cal USA
Access a variety of studio locations in both San Diego and Los Angeles.
Whatever and whenever your needs are, we can meet them. Having access to different studios with different amenities makes it easier to deliver what our clients need, when they need it.
How it Works
The process for great photo results
You complete our quote request form so we can learn more about your photography needs.
You share comp photos with us, and tell is what you need the photos for, and what your overall goals for the imagery are.
You tell us what kind of animal talent you’d like, and what kind of settings / colors / design style you’d like for the photos, plus if there are any specific setups you’d like.
We’ll create a personalized proposal and estimate that outlines the project and inclusions.
We’ll email you the proposal, and after you sign the it and pay the advance, then we begin planning your photo shoot with you.
Remote Photo Shoot
We do the remote photo shoot, being sure to capture all the shots on your shot list. We are skilled and efficient, and know exactly how to capture the shots you need.
With 20 years of experience, you don’t need to worry about this part of the process. You can relax and focus on the results, knowing that ‘we got this’.
Inject some visual magic into your digital marketing and watch your engagement and conversions skyrocket.
Consumers purchase from brands they fall in love with, and there’s no better way to woo them than with beautiful custom visuals.
Scroll down to the gallery below to see ours.
Your questions about photography, answered
Q: How far in advance do we need to book a shoot?
It depends on the size of the shoot, but we typically book out between 4-6 weeks in advance. The final quarter (October-December) is always our busiest time of the year, so it's not uncommon for us to be booked out 8-10 weeks in advance during those months.
Occasionally we are able to do last-minute shoots in 21 days or less, but we do charge a 15%-25% rush fee on the project total for short-notice shoots.
Q: If we are purchaging a remove viewing add-on, how do we view the shoot remotely?
We bring in our digital tech (our photo expert who mans the laptop station that ingests the images from the camera), and set up remote viewing for you so you can see the images that come through to that laptop.
The camera is 'tethered' to the laptop at all times, so the digitech (and you and your team) can see the images right when they are created.
Remote viewing requires that you are available for the duration of the shoot.
After the shoot, we also present the images from your shoot in an online gallery for you to select from, typically 2-4 business days following the shoot.
Q: What is the investment for photography and videography?
Photography and videography services are priced based on the scope of the work and inclusions. Every project is different.
Rates typically start between $2k-$3k for short, simple shoots, which includes capture time, editing time, talent fees and some production expenses, and most of our photography clients invest between $5k-$8k in custom photography services. Video clients typically invest between $1500-$4k in custom marketing videos.
If you have already set a budget to invest in high-converting marketing photos and/or videos, click the orange button to start working us. We’ll gather the information we need and send you a proposal.
If you are just looking for some quick & cheap custom visuals and are not ready to make an investment in imagery that will generate revenue for your business, we aren’t the agency for you and we recommend looking for photographers on marketplace platforms like fiverr.
Q: When is payment due?
For shoots $3500 and under, 100% payment is required to book and secure dates on our calendar.
For shoots over $3500, We require 100% of production expenses + 50% of fees to book the shoot.
The remaining balance is due at the time of final file delivery prior to delivery.
Q: Who picks the talent and locations?
It depends on your budget.
Talent and location sourcing and casting/booking can be a very time-consuming endeavor.
If you are on a very low budget, and/or doing a cost-sharing shoot (see below), we scout and cast the talent and location we feel will best meet your needs.
If you have a moderate or higher budget, we select the talent and locations together, based on your input and approval.
We have a database of pet and human models we can select from in Southern California.
We also have location options that we can pull from via 'cards'.
For our higher-end shoots, we often include in-person location scouting and talent casting.
For studio locations, we choose the location that best fits the budget.
Q: Do you have any super affordable photography options? We are worried your rates may be out of our budget.
We have two options for companies on very tight budgets.
1) Semi-custom shoots.
Depending on the shoot, and whether or not we need the content, we provide discounts to clients who allow us to place the images from their shoot on our stock website so we can license them to other companies.
2) Cost-sharing shoots.
We also do what we call 'cost-sharing' shoots, which is where we do a single photo shoot for multiple different companies that don't have competing products or services. Ex: we do a single shoot that produces images for a dog treat company, dog training company, pet insurance company and pet sweater company, using the same location and talent (and production expenses).
Please ask us about cost-sharing shoots when you complete our Work With Us form.
If you are on a really (really) tight budget, consider our super affordable yet premium quality stock photos, at prices that start at just $35 per file.
Q: We have products that need to be photographed, both on their own and with talent. Can you do that?
For sure! We have product photography packages coming in the fall of 2021.
Q: What retouching do you provide?
Retouching is detailed 'clean-up' we do on the final images, to make them look their very best.
Animals are messy (drool, eye goobers, treat crumbs, etc), and we typically don't want that mess showing in your photos, so we make sure it's all cleaned up on the photos you license.
See our retouching portfolio here. We think you'll be impressed.
We can also retouch your existing photo content and UGC as well!
Q: Do you do pet photography sessions for regular pet owners?
Sorry but no. We only provide photography services to pet-related brands, businesses and companies.
Q: We have other questions that we don't see answered here. How do we get more information?
Give us a shout! We'd love to hear from you.
How to Book
Complete our simple questionnaire
Provide information about your needs to help us create a proposal and estimate of costs.
Review your proposal
We’ll send you a proposal and estimate, which you can customize to meet your needs.
Commence your transformation
Sign your proposal and pay your advance. Plan your project and collect your deliverables.