You’re invited to our flower collar pet portrait day at Painted Tree!
Do we need an appointment? No all dogs are welcome to stop in between the hours listed. Please come a tad before 6 since we will be shutting down at that time.
Can I bring more than 1 pet? Yes but pets will be photographed separately not together.
Can I be in the photo? This is for dogs only, no people. You can always contact me to book a custom session with your pup.
How Can I prepare my pup? If your dog is high energy, take him for a walk. Also bring your pup a little hungry. Give your dog a bath and brushing if you like. Take him for a potty break before you come inside. Your dog will have to sit on a table, so if your dog is not used to being groomed, etc, you might practice putting her on a table and having her sit.
Do dogs need to be trained to sit or stay? No, it’s helpful, but most dogs we work with are not. Bring them hungry and follow the instructions above please.
Will you provide flower collars? I will have 3-4 in various sizes. If you have particular colors or flowers you prefer, you may wish to make your own. I will have instructions below, but you can make a well fitting pretty collar for $10-$15 or less. If your dog is anxious, or doesnt usually wear collars, or needs a leash to sit still, I’d recommend you make your own collar so she can practice wearing it and be comfortable in the session.
Are boy dogs welcome? Yes, Enso is a boy (our model). He doesnt care what other dogs think because after 10 years he’s secure in his self image. He also knows all the bitches love a guy in flowers.
How much are prints? Pro prints are $29/ sheet. 1 Sheet equals any of the following:
- (1) 8×10
- (1) 5×7 & (4) wallets
- (2) 4×5
- (1) 5×7 & (1) 4×5
Do You Offer Wall Art?
If you’d like an art piece for your wall we have a special on our 11×14 Gallery Wraps for $149.
If you have any questions or comments, please contact me or drop a comment below.
How To Make Your Own Flower Collar
It’s simple. You can really do it for less than $20 or get more extravagant if you like.
Here were my tools:
- leather collar
- wire cutters
- floral wire
Wrapping the flowers was easier than expected. I thought I’d need glue but I didnt. I did not want it to be permanent on the collar and the wire held fine. I simply cut a few flowers off this stem that cost $1.99 at Hobby Lobby. I laid them as I liked them, grouping a few more in the front area. I wrapped them down with wire, some over the collar, and wrapping some of the wire around the other flowers to help them lay flat. It look no more than 10 minutes. I tried it on Enso to make sure it looked ok and they laid how I liked and that was that. A few more tweaks with wire and there we have it.
Here’s a look at a few closeups and angles below.