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Session FAQ

Cold Nose Photo was established in the spring of 2008, when we adopted a lab/hound mix named Brewer. We’ve always had dogs in our lives, but none who stared so contently into the camera lens as he does.

Will my dog behave?

As I began working with other pups, and volunteering my photography for our local Animal Rescue League of Boston, I learned to work with so many personalities – jumpy dogs, distracted dogs, dogs who can’t keep their eyes open, dogs who won’t come close to me and dogs who smear their noses all over my lens. The thing is, I LOVE DOGS! All of them. I’ve learned that I’m a pretty calm and patient dog-buddy, and my goal is simply to photograph their personality – exactly what you know and love about them.

Where do we meet?

I’ll meet you at any location you’d like – your home, the beach, a favorite park – within 30 miles of Barnstable, MA. I will come bearing organic treats, squeaky toys, tennis balls or just make a million wacky sounds with my own voice to capture your dogs attention.

How many photos will I get?

A typical session lasts about 90 minutes, and I’ll probably take a ~150 photos in that time. Ultimately, I hope to show you approximately 30-40 of the best images in an online gallery within two weeks, and you will receive these images via instant download. Them’s the specifics. From there I’ve built a strong network of the best (read: eco-conscious and dog loving!) vendors in professional printing, gallery-wrapped canvas, display albums, magnets, note cards and more, and I encourage you to to print your favorites for a lasting memory.

What does it cost?

Our session fee is $395, which includes up to two dogs in one household. Each additional dog is just $30. All rescue dogs currently save $45 OFF this session fee!

You will receive a collection of approximately 30 edited images in high-resolution format via instant digital download.

Inquiries from animal hospitals, doggy-daycares and veterinary clinics are also welcome. Photography services are free of charge to all shelters and rescue groups in New England.

  • August 24, 2009 - 10:35 pm
  • August 21, 2015 - 8:49 pm

    Theresa cushing - Hi! Interested in a session in October. We have a 9 yr old lab, a 10 yr old havenese and our lab puppy who will be 5 months oct 7. Do you only do pics with the dogs or could we get a few with my boyfriend and I? He’s not to thrilled about it but I thought it would be good timing and while we have our 3 girls heathy and happy! Thanks!
    Ps your pics on canvas at the Osterville clinic are gorgeous and it’s where I was inspired to do this!

  • October 6, 2015 - 1:22 pm

    Sara - Hi,

    I was wondering, if the session is at my home could the cat be involved too? I’d love to do a family portrait!



  • December 9, 2016 - 1:16 pm

    Cherus Lanman - I am looking for availability and pricing for a photo of her golden retriever as a Christmas gift for my mom who lives in east Falmouth. Thank you.