There are no shortage of great locations throughout Pittsburgh for your on-location pet photography session. When you book a pet photography session with Nicole Begley Photography we will work together to choose a location that showcases your pet at their best. We will choose a location that has colors that will look gorgeous with your decor. We will choose a location that is unique.
This post will give you an idea of the different types of session locations that are available. If you are particularly drawn to one type of session location, please let me know during our planning process. Please don’t feel like we have to do your session at home if your dog isn’t allowed to be off-leash when he’s not in the backyard. Entire sessions are often done on-leash for the safety of your pet and then the leash is magically removed in my post-processing to prepare for print.
These sessions are often held near downtown Pittsburgh. There are so many incredible nooks and crannies from the South Side to Oakland, to the North Shore, Downtown, Convention Center, Strip, Shadyside, and beyond. You can also get a bit of the urban session look in downtown sections of your neighborhood, such as Mt. Lebanon or Sewickley. Dogs will almost always remain on-leash during these sessions due to the traffic and general congestion in the city. I do not recommend urban sessions for extremely nervous dogs or dogs that can be aggressive towards other dogs or humans.
Urban sessions often have lots of flexibility in timing as we can find good light at many hours of the day.
If you love the look of both urban sessions and more natural settings we can combine the two at many locations. We can photograph with the color, texture, and lines of the city sessions and then move to some green space nearby to capture your dog in a more natural setting. It’s the best of both worlds!
These sessions can be held at many of the parks throughout the Greater Pittsburgh Region. Think tall grasses, ponds, barns…think rural. I have a handful of session locations that go beyond North and South Park so if you enjoy the look of these types of sessions we can still find something unique near your home.
Park sessions are best held in the late evening, beginning approximately 90 minutes prior to sunset.
Home sessions are a wonderful way to document your life and your pet’s place in it. Tribute Sessions are sometimes held in the home, especially when traveling has become difficult for your aging companion. Cat sessions are almost always held in the home as they are much more comfortable on their turf.
Home sessions are best held during the day when the sun is fairly bright, to allow for enough light in the home.
Studio sessions are held at my home studio in Wexford, PA. Studio Sessions may be booked separately or as part of a Signature Session.
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