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FAQ’s

Why should I hire Laura Merikay as my Photographer?
If you’ve viewed my images and felt captivated or intrigued by them, then perhaps you already know the answer to this question! You’re paying for high quality imagery that captures the essence of your beloved pet.

Aside from my session, what does my session fee pay for?
Your session free pays for my time~ before, during, and after~ our shoot. My job doesn’t end as soon as we’re through taking pictures. I spend several hours prepping the images for print.

Will you drive to any location for our shoot?
For a small travel fee I am more than willing to travel to a location. The exception is terminally ill pets, if located within Baton Rouge and I will drive to your house if need be for the session.

What should I do to prepare for our pet portrait session?
First and foremost you should bathe your pet the night before so they will be clean and beautiful for their session. The second most important thing to do in preparation is to get a bag of your pet’s favorite treats so we can bribe them if need be. I always have a bag of treats and a squeaky toy on site but I encourage and welcome you to bring any toys, treats, collars, clothes you would like your pet photographed in.

How long will the shoot last?
The shoot length varies with session. Typically one hour long but cats are notorious for taking 2-3 hours.

Why do you require a non-refundable deposit?
The only reason I require a deposit is to discourage and avoid last minute cancellations. You may cancel no less than 12 days before a shoot. If you do cancel less than 12 days before the shoot your deposit will be kept. Simply put, if you wish to reschedule you loose your deposit.

When will I get my images?
The night of our session you will be emailed a pdf file from which you may select your favorite images to order as prints. I then edit the images you have selected and gain your final approval before placing your order. Editing takes 7-14 days depending on how many images you want edited. Prints will arrive within a week of your order being placed.

What additional printing options are available?
At this time I offer Canvas Gallery Wraps, Thin Wraps, and Albums for an additional cost.

What if I need to reschedule?
If you need to reschedule proper notification (12 days) is requires to avoid losing your deposit. Rescheduling due to weather- aka if an outdoor session is rained out- is the only exception.

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