Yorkie dog posing in Calgary apple blossom tree
Heidi Grace paw

CANINE PORTRAITURE

Calgary's Dog Photographer

What clients say

"I am a university professor who teaches entrepreneurial principles, innovating thinking and ethics-based business practices. I have never met anyone as empathetic to a customer’s needs as Heidi. She is a person of the highest integrity – dedicated to her clients.
She has an ability to capture an animal’s essence, their inner thoughts and emotions and the special bond they have with their owners."

R.E., Calgary

Let's celebrate unconditional love!

Together we will preserve your special bond in images that will last a lifetime

Let's Connect

After you reach out we’ll set up your complimentary consultation call. We’ll get to know each other and you’ll tell me the story of you and your pet. I’ll share my creative process and ideas and we’ll see if I’m the right photographer for you. If so, we’ll plan a personalized photography session for your dog’s specific needs. Book your consultation today!

Session Day

The creation process begins! Our photo shoot has arrived! You and your fur-family get my undivided attention and we’ll take our time and enjoy the experience. We’ll have plenty of fun and likely a few laughs as I focus (pun intended) on capturing the unique spirit of your hairy loved one through my lenses.

Image Reveal

The big reveal! It’s time to show you the images I created during our photography session. We’ll have a virtual meeting over Zoom and collaborate on which portraits, artwork and albums best suit your needs. You’ll place your order and I’ll start the process of designing your custom artwork.

artwork delivery

Delivery day is fun for everyone because I will hand deliver your artwork order right to your home! As you unwrap the packages, the look on your face or the tears in your eyes, tell me that I’ve provided you with treasured memories to last a lifetime. Precious and powerful. Ready to get started? Book your free consult today!

The SESSIONS

signature session
$299

Your dog is the star of the show in the signature session!

Outdoor dog photography sessions in Calgary provide a wide variety of images and backgrounds. You may choose between the natural lush surroundings of a green space, the hip urban feel of downtown or the sentimental environment around your home.

We will take your dog for an easy walk in our location of choice and I will capture images of your best furry friend in a variety of natural poses. I’ll be working to create images that showcase your dogs unique beauty and personality.

Safety is my first priority so your dog will remain on leash during the session. I’ll remove the leashes during the retouching process of your chosen portraits.

Signature session portraiture is presented and preserved best with a piece of wall art, a showcase portrait box or a set of display blocks.

Sessions include:

Art products and digital files are sold separately and are NOT included with session.

Wall art portraiture starts at $249.

Calgary Dog Photographer Wall Art

Complimentary artwork consultations are included in every client experience.  Using my design software I can show you how your wall portraits will look in your own home – precisely to scale!  This process ensures the perfect size, shape and aesthetic for your home or office before ordering. Professional wall art installation is available upon request.

Yorkie dog in Apple blossoms Calgary
Black dog in Calgary wildflowers
Springer Spaniel posing on Calgary bridge
Dachshund dog posing on Calgary bridge
Doberman Dog in Calgary Wildflower Portrait
Scottish Terriers posing in Calgary autumn leaves
Photograph of dog kissing his mom on the cheek

My goal is to capture the love story between you and your dog and reveal it through authentic story-telling imagery. ♥

a couple embrace their small dog in love

The love story session
$399

If you’re anything like me your dog isn’t just a dog – your dog is family.

Dogs are beloved companions who give us unlimited affection, forgive our mistakes in the blink of an eye, and greet us with enthusiasm (even if we’ve only been gone 5 minutes!). This is true unconditional love and it deserves to be professionally photographed so you will enjoy these treasured memories forever!

In this lifestyle session we will celebrate your bond by capturing images that tell the story about your life together. You’ll simply be having fun with your dog (walking, playtime and snuggle time included) and I’ll document the special connection between you. All household family members are welcome!

We’ll enjoy an afternoon of love, laughter and heartfelt candid moments…

Lifestyle love story sessions are best presented and preserved with a storybook album, a showcase portrait box or a set of display blocks.

Sessions include:

Art products and digital files are sold separately and are NOT included with session.

Wall art portraiture starts at $249.

"My beloved, old and somewhat infirm dog Loki can’t stand for very long. He has lost his interest in toys and mostly just likes to snooze.
Heidi was able to capture his essence and get quite a variety of expressions true to my old dog.
She didn’t get just one stunning photo, but a great many. I am so grateful!
He isn’t going to be with us much longer, and having these wonderful portraits of him is something I am always going to treasure."

E.C., NW Calgary

What clients ask

Frequently Asked Questions

The vast majority of dogs are on leashes during our entire session because safety always comes first. The reason you don’t see leashes in my portraits is because I have a special leash for clients to use that is made from the fabric of Harry Potter’s Cloak of Invisibility.

Okay, not really, .. but I will bring a leash with me that is specifically meant for me to remove during my editing and retouching process.

I promise that your dog won’t be the first or the last that runs around like the tasmanian devil during a session! It’s an important and fun part of the session to capture your animals just being themselves! However, I do have tricks up my sleeves to get the images you’ll love.

(Exception: I’m unable to accommodate dogs that bite or are physically aggressive because safety is our first priority – but I’m happy to refer you to a local professional dog trainer just drop me a note here.) 🙂

Meeting new people and objects can be scary – I totally understand.  We will take extra time to have a relaxed meet and greet before the session. I’ll have yummy treats on hand and let your dog sniff my camera and lenses. Fun Fact – my camera is perfect for animal photography as it does not make any sounds at all!  I have long lenses I can use to be a fair distance away and all the patience in the world.

Living in Calgary with our constant weather changes that’s bound to happen from time to time. No problem we’ll simply reschedule for the next available date.

A bath the day before is just fine! I have found that clients like their images to represent how their dog looks on any regular day. If you’d like to have your dog groomed with a full body cut then I’d suggest having that done 1-2 weeks before the session itself. Generally right after the groom their hair is shorter than a ‘regular day’ therefore a week or two of regrowth is suggested.

There is a variety of heirloom quality wall art, album and keepsake choices for clients to choose from. When we connect I’ll send you my client guide which has lots of information on sessions, artwork options, sizing, pricing and more. Complimentary artwork consultations are included in every client experience!

Absolutely! A thing of beauty is a joy forever…especially when that “thing” features your loveable hairy low-rider.

Yes! They absolutely are!

Blue Heeler Portrait in the woods

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let's create something special together

Calgary dog laying in grass with prairie crocus

"My boys are getting quite old and I wanted some memories of them before it was too late. My one dog is not easy to photograph out of his familiar space. Heidi was SO PATIENT! I really wanted photos of my boys together.... and boy, did she get those! She captured their personalities, got incredible individual shots and now I have the most beautiful album you'll ever see!"

B.W., Calgary

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"Not even a month after I adopted my dog from a shelter I decided to get her portrait taken. Nezza didn't know her name yet and she was very nervous. Heidi was SO patient with her. She kept coming up with different ideas. She never gave up and was able to get some beautiful portraits!
I look forward to our next session. A definite 5 star rating from me!"

Y.W., South Calgary
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