FAQs

Why should I hire a pet photographer?

Pets are part of the family and deserve the same amount of attention as the other family members. You want someone that specializes in pets because they understand their psychology and know how to work with them to get the very best photos from your session.

Do you photography any pets other than dogs?

Yes! I've also photographed cats, chickens, and goats. I love working with all animals.

Where will the session take place?

The best photos are taken where ever your pet feels the most comfortable. This can be at your home, a park, beach, or urban spots around town. If your dog is nervous or stressed, it will show in your photos. So we'll work together to find the best location.

How far will you travel for sessions?

I work with clients all over Oahu. Please send me a message if you are interested in a session on any of the neighbor islands. When enough interest is shown, I'll arrange a date for sessions on Maui, Kauai, and the Big Island.

My dog can be difficult and isn't well trained. What should I do?

Training is helpful, but not require for a great session. I've worked with a variety of different dog breeds, ages, and temperaments. I am confident we'll get beautiful photos from your session. The secret? Some patience and a bag of treats + noisemakers.

My dog can't be let off leash. Is that ok?

Definitely. About 90% of the dogs I photograph are kept on leash. I actually prefer it for their safety. Leashes can usually be edited out during my post-processing.

Can my family and I be in the pictures?

Absolutely. While the primary focus of the session will be on your pet, you and your family are welcome to join in. I love capturing the bond between pets and their humans.

What if the weather doesn't cooperate?

I always check the weather forecast before your session. If it looks like it may rain or will be overcast, we will play it by ear and reschedule for another day if needed. 

What should I wear?

Anything you feel comfortable in, however please do not choose pure white clothing. I can provide you with a style guide to help coordinate your family outfits.

When will I be able to view my photos?

We will meet for an order consultation about two weeks after your session to view your photos for the first time. I can help you make a final decision and place an order based on your goals and budget.

What if I have to reschedule?

A 24-hour notice is required to reschedule your session without forfeiting your deposit.

How long does it take to get our products?

Your products will be delivered between 3-4 weeks of your final selection and ordering. We can do a rush order for a nominal fee if you have a special occasion.

How do I book a session?

I would be honored to photograph your pet(s). Please get in touch via phone 808.354.0549 or email hello@kerinakahashi.com to discuss your needs.