Specialist dog photographer serving Market Harborough, Lutterworth, Leicester, Rutland and surrounding villages in Leicestershire and Northamptonshire; and further afield
Call 07930 337914 to find out more!
Capturing the precious memories of your senior dog's golden years
with a Twilight Days Memory Session
Beginning to realise that someday you'll have to say goodbye and your precious moments together will fade to a distant memory?
Now you can cherish those beautiful autumn days you share together and create special, lasting memories that will stay strong and close to your heart forever, with a Twilight Days Memory Session.
There comes a time when life begins to slow down for your dog. He's content with a gentle walk with his favourite humans rather than the long adventures you used to share, and snoozes by the fire replace those madcap games from when he was young.
Your heart bursts with love when you remember all the times you've shared, tinged with the bittersweet realisation that one day, sooner than you'd wish, he's going to gain his wings and will be just a pawprint on your heart.
Although it's hard to think of saying goodbye, you know it will come, and much sooner than you wish or hope it will.
You want to make sure you've got a way to keep all those precious memories strong and close to your heart forever, and not just with the collection of blurry, iPhone images that you've gathered over the years as you've shared so many adventures together
It's not too late.
You can have those precious memories of your Goldie Oldie's halcyon days as he enjoys the autumn years of his life, the special moments that fill your heart with love as you think back on all the magical, fun-filled adventures you shared together when he was young.
With an experienced dog photographer on hand with skills and techniques learned from years of senior dog portraits, the Twilight Days Memory Session gives you the expert assistance to capture those beautiful memories you'll cherish, so that when he eventually passes over the Rainbow Bridge, you'll have a way to soothe your heart and bring back joyful recollections of a well-lived and well-loved life as part of your family.
The ideal option to capture those beautiful memories of your Golden Oldie's autumn years as a beloved member of your family, your Twilight Days Memory Session includes a relaxed, non-intrusive photo shoot which takes place either at your home or a favourite location. Your shoot comprises:
To set your mind at ease from all the worries you have, so you feel confident you and your dog will be happy and comfortable and enjoy your photo experience
PHOTO SHOOT EXPERIENCE
Personally designed to capture the precious moments you want to keep strong and close forever, with a relaxed, non-intrusive experience tailored to your senior dog's comfort
BIG REVEAL VIEWING & ORDERING SESSION
A personal service to guide you from being overwhelmed by all the different choices to feeling happy and confident you’ve chosen the best images for you to cherish
A beautiful Classic Memory Album to take home and remind you of all the precious times you've shared with your senior dog
Social media sized digital copies of all the images in your album so that you can share your beloved dog's beautiful autumn days with your friends
I’m Sandie Powner, dog-crazy lady who loves nothing more than helping you capture the love, joy and adventures you share with your four-legged best friend.
As someone who’s had family dogs from a very young age, I know just how important they are as members of your family, and I want to make sure you have a way to keep those unique, precious moments close to your heart to cherish forever.
The Twilight Days Memory Session
The Twilight Days Memory Session is a relaxed, respectful experience designed to capture the golden moments shared with your senior dog for you to cherish forever. Here's how it works:
A Warm Welcome
When you book your Twilight Days Memory Session, you'll receive a welcome email with a link to my client portal. Here you'll find your contract and a questionnaire about your dog to complete so that I can find out all about you both!
In a few days. you'll receive your Welcome Pack through the post, which includes a Session Guide with all the information you need to prepare for your photo shoot, Product Guide with details of your artwork options, and current price list, as well as a little treat for you and your dog!
The Twilight Days Memory Session includes a relaxed, non-intrusive photo shoot designed to capture those halcyon days with your Golden Oldie, to help you celebrate a lifetime spent making memories together.
Your photo shoot is a tailored experience focusing on natural moments honouring your dog's beautiful soul as he spends his twilight years as a beloved member of your family, so that you can keep those memories close to your heart to cherish forever
Your Pre-Shoot Chat
Before each photo shoot, we'll have an informal chat to set your mind at ease from all the worries you have about what will happen on the day.
It's an opportunity to find out about his life as part of your family, from his favourite way to spend the day to the unique personality that you love so much, to let me know if there are any special moments you'd like to capture, and talk about any concerns you have, so you feel confident you and your dog will be happy and comfortable and enjoy your photo experience.
We can also discuss the best location for your photo shoot to take place being mindful of any health or physical limitations he may have, to ensure you capture all the happy, joyful memories of your Golden Oldie's twilight days.
On The Day
Your photo shoot is a fully tailored experience so we can capture the moments that will mean the most to you and show the loving bond you share with your senior dog.
The session is designed to capture the golden memories of your twilight days together, doing the things you'd normally do - whether that's a mooch at home or a gentle stroll around the local park.
Enjoy a relaxed, respectful experience, always mindful of your dog's health and physical limitations, with no pressure to pose in a certain way - although if he is comfortable and able to do so, we can absolutely include some more posed shots as well as the natural moments that capture the essence of your past adventures together.
Ensuring your Golden Oldie is relaxed & comfortable is key to capturing the moments that will make your heart leap with joy, so there's no pressure and no time limit, with the opportunity for plenty of breaks if he needs them,
Choosing your favourites
Your Big Reveal Viewing & Ordering Session is where you'll see your images for the very first time and takes place roughly 2 weeks after your photo shoot.
This is a personal service to guide you through the image selection process using special software, stop you feeling overwhelmed by all the different choices and ensure you feel happy and confident with the images you choose for your Classic Memory Album and any wall art for your home.
We begin with a short slideshow showcasing your Golden Oldie's beautiful moments from their photo shoot (you may need tissues!).
Don't worry about remembering which ones you like at this stage, because we'll go through each image individually and help you create a shortlist of your favourites. There's no rush and we can take our time to compare different options and discuss how images complement each other to show their unique character and the special bond between you and your senior dog.
Displaying your Artwork
Your Memory Session includes a beautiful Classic Memory Album so that you can treasure all the special moments from your photo shoot, as well as social media sized digital copies of all the images included in your album.
At your Viewing, we'll spend time selecting your favourite images for your Memory Album, so that you know all the precious moments that mean the most to you are included. You'll receive an album proof 1-2 weeks after the Viewing for your approval before your album is ordered, to make sure everything is just how you want it to be.
We can also talk through how different Wall Art and other products would work in the space you have available, with samples on hand so that you can test them out and see how they look and feel.
At the end of your Viewing & Ordering session, you'll have absolute confidence that you've chosen the best way to display your favourite memories in your home.
If your dog passes over the Rainbow Bridge soon after your Twilight Days photo shoot and you're not quite ready to see the images from your session, don't worry, your images will always be waiting for you when you are ready to view them. There's also no need to feel pressured to buy any additional artwork straightaway, as I keep your images indefinitely, with prices guaranteed for 12 months from the date of your photo shoot
Why not pre-order an Artwork Package?
Artwork Packages are available at any time - but if you already know how you want to display your images, why not pre-order an Artwork Package, and save 10% off the usual price?
Artwork Packages represent some of the most popular and best value ways to display your favourite images in your home. There are options for every budget and space, so you don't need to go big with your artwork - unless you want to!
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frequently Asked Questions!
These are the most popular questions about booking your photo shoot - but if I've missed anything, let me know!
A relaxed ,respectful photo shoot experience for your senior dog, capturing the precious moments you share together.
Your experience includes a 12x10 inch Classic Memory Album as well as social media sized digital copies of all images included in your album.
For those with senior dogs who want to keep those precious memories with their golden oldie strong and close to their heart to treasure forever
The Twilight Days Memory Session booking fee is £495
That's up to you - if you're happy with Classic Memory Album and social media sized digital files, you don't need to pay a penny more than the booking fee.
However, if you'd like to upgrade to the Deluxe Album, or purchase additional items such as wall art, these are all sold separately in addition to your booking fee. We can discuss all the options at your Big Reveal Viewing & Ordering Session - or if you already know what you want, why not check out the Artwork Packages now and save 10% when you pre-order?
Any additional orders can either be paid in full on receipt of your invoice, or via an instalment plan.
Please note: the locations I suggest for your photo shoot are either free to use or I have an annual permit, but if you prefer a specific location, please be aware that any permit fees will be payable by you in addition to your booking fee.
The length of your photo shoot will depend on a number of factors, including the health and physical capabilities of your senior dog.
This may mean we need on allow a little longer, or it may mean we keep things short depending on your dog's welfare. It will vary from dog to dog, but as a general rule of thumb, I normally advise you to allow 2-3 hours for the Twilight Days Memory Session, including any set up time.
It normally takes 3-4 weeks from your Big Reveal Viewing & Ordering Session for your artwork to be delivered to me for checking.
For albums, this is 3-4 weeks from the date on which you approve the design, giving you an approximate delivery date of 5-6 weeks from the date of your Viewing Session.
If you're paying via instalments, artwork orders are delivered once the instalment plan has been completed. If you've had in full on receipt of invoice, your order will be delivered as soon as I've checked everything is correct.
If your photo shoot is due to take place outdoors, there's always a chance it could be affected by the weather!
If we've got torrential rain, soaring temperatures or freezing conditions that mean it's not suitable for your photo shoot to take place, we can simply reschedule for a new date at no extra cost.
If your Memory Session is time critical due to the health of your dog, I will make every effort for your photo shoot to take place as planned, even if we have to adapt things.
There absolutely is! I guarantee that you'll LOVE your images - and if for any reason you don't, I'll give you a complimentary reshoot AND I'll upgrade your Classic Memory Album to Deluxe absolutely free!
If you change your mind within 14 days of booking your photo shoot, you can cancel and receive a full refund. Thereafter a £50 cancellation charge will apply. This is provided that no part of your photo shoot has taken place.
Additional Artwork orders are considered bespoke and therefore excluded from any right of cancellation once paid for.
If after booking, you need to reschedule your photo shoot for any reason, just let me know and we'll agree a mutually suitable date for your photo shoot to take place.
There is no charge for the first rescheduling of any date, any subsequent reschedules may incur a £20 rebooking fee.
Ready to book?
Simply select the time and date of your photo shoot below, click Book Me and follow the instructions to pay your booking fee. If you'd rather pay by instalments, click here to send a manual booking request.
Your package includes a 12x10 inch Classic Memory Album with presentation box and all social media sized digital copies of the images included in your album. Additional wall art and other products can be ordered separately
What happens next
You'll receive an email straightaway confirming that I've received your booking and will be processing it shortly
WITHIN 24 HOURS
You'll receive a welcome email with a link to join my client portal, which is where you'll find your initial paperwork - the contract and a questionnaire about you and your dog. These can be filled in with a few simple clicks!
Within 3-5 days you'll receive your welcome pack by post which will include your Session Guide, Product Guide and Product Price List as well as a little treat for your dog.
BOOK YOUR FIRST PRE-SHOOT CHAT
This normally takes place 1-2 weeks before each photo shoot and is an opportunity to go through your questionnaire and discuss any questions or concerns you may have
What my clients say
Hoomum to FranK
Sandie is a patient, kind and friendly photographer, understanding of dogs' needs. The whole experience was lovely and I liked being able to see the images via Zoom so we didn't have to travel back. The photographs were beautiful and the Show Box was absolutely stunning. Hope to have some more photos done in future!
hoomum to willis & honey
Sandie was awesome to work with from the start. She was patient and my dogs adored her. The photographs she captured perfectly highlight my dogs' characters. It will be something to treasure forever.
She's a dog person too, not "just" a photographer!
hoomum to buddy valentino
Sandie was fantastic during our photo shoot with our dog Buddy. She took time to find out about him and what I wanted to capture. On the day, Sandie let Buddy be Buddy! She suggested different settings and background to give us a range of shots and we were really pleased with the choice of pictures.
I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Sandie. A brilliant experience with exceptional pictures
Still not sure?
STILL NOT SURE WHETHER TO BOOK? Why not schedule a free, no-obligation call and we can chat about whether a Twilight Days Memory Session is right for you (or not!) - click here to choose your preferred day/time!
Do you need a Twilight Days Session at short notice due to critical illness?
Simply call 07930 337914 or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I'll work with you to find a suitable date as soon as possible, or suggest an alternative photographer who may be able to help you if I am unavailable.