WHAT ARE YOU LOOKING FOR?
For commercial or stock photo shoots, I'm looking for dogs that are well trained, able to solidly perform basic dog obedience commands, and can do so from a distance with distractions occurring. Other requirements might be the capability of being off-lead, proper heel while walking, being comfortable around strangers and no behavioral issues.
For stylized test or marketing shoots, I might be looking for dogs to test new gear, props, location, or products. These images may for my personal use in my portfolio, website, stock or marketing photos.
DO I HAVE TO LIVE IN THE NORTHERN VIRGINIA AREA?
No! Though a majority of the models I use are in the VA, MD and DC, I also have a family beach house on the Eastern Shore in Rehoboth, DE and I'm frequently looking for models for beach and shore location shoots near there. I will also make public announcements if I am planning to travel and looking for models, so be sure to sign up for our newsletter.
WHAT'S IN IT FOR THE PET OWNER?
For commercial shoots, you may receive financial payment and/or products depending on the client. In stylized test, marketing or promotional shoots, I waive my session fee and provide you a set of watermarked, web resolution digital files of your session to share any way you choose. Your pet will also be featured on the SCP blog and you will be given the option to purchase prints and products of your images should you choose to do so.
THE SMALL PRINT...
Signing up to be a part of the SCP model database does not guarantee that your dog will be chosen for a shoot. If your dog is chosen to be a model, owners must agree to sign a model release. Owners and pets are under no obligation to agree to participate in a photo shoot if contacted with a modeling opportunity. Your name and information will be kept confidential and used by SCP only.