Join us for this one-of-a-kind experience for you and your dog!
LIGHTS, CAMERA... STAY!
STRESS-FREE PROFESSIONAL DOG TRAINING + PHOTO SHOOT HYBRID CLASS
This class is perfect for you if
You want to celebrate your furry best friend with beautiful photos in your home
The thought of taking your not-so-perfectly-behaved pup to get photos done feels too stressful and overwhelming
You want to deepen your bond with your dog, understand their body language, and teach them how to decompress in stressful situations
Learn how to have a stress-free photo shoot and walk away with professional shots
Get the best of both worlds:
Dog training prep for your pup and professional portraits for the both of you!
HOW IT WORKS
Meet for Part 1: Sunday, September 25th for 1 hour virtual orientation class
Meet for Part 2: Sunday, October 2nd for 1.5 hour group training class and portrait session
Enjoy the benefits of training your dog & have beautiful photos to show for it!
Virtual Orientation Class
From the comfort of your home
Sunday, September 25th
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
- How to prepare for the shoot
- How to settle in & share space
- Spotting stressed body signals
- Setting expectations
- How to decompress after stress
- Posing training game intro
In-Person Training Class + Portrait Session
Near Dee Mills Reservoir
Sunday, October 2nd
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
- Focus training games
- Posing training games
- Body language in real time
- Teams will take turns between training and getting photos taken
Meet Your Professional Pooch Posse
Your Professional Dog Photographer
Brie is a professional photographer and dog mom of two! She saw how stressful photoshoots were for some dogs and their parents, and wanted to find a better solution to help everyone feel more comfortable.
Teaming up with Kylie has been a dream come true to be able to offer photography services for pet parents in a much safer and stress-free environment.
She's had a love of photography and cameras for as long as she can remember. She started looking at photography as more than a hobby 5 years ago and still can’t believe she’s lucky enough to call this her job.
Your Professional Dog Trainer
FDM, KPACTP, FFCPP
Kylie has been a professional animal trainer for 6 years and has been in the petcare field for 10 years.
She specializes in reducing fear, anxiety and stress in dogs with big feelings, i.e., dogs that are sensitive, reactive and/or aggressive.
She's a professionally certified Family Dog Mediator, Fear Free Certified Pet Professional, and a Certified Training Partner with Karen Pryor Academy of Animal Training & Behavior.
"This was literally exactly what I was imagining to be an ideal photoshoot session with Evelyn"
"Trainer + photographer combo was so great! Education/training before the day of the shoot, working with a trainer on management and training on site, and short and sweet photo session.
Kylie was amazing with us from the start (I mean from the moment we registered). She ensured us the space we needed and that everything went so well for us. It was extra helpful for us, first time dog mom and sensitive puppy.
I really appreciate that Brie cares a lot about the pet portrait session being a positive experience for dogs!! I liked that we weren't pressed to do anything, like poses, and I really appreciated Brie asking how much distance Evelyn was comfortable with, before approaching her. [Now] we'll be able to do more portrait sessions with our sensitive pup in the future.
I would highly recommend it!"
— Grace & Evelyn
"It was a really positive, judgement-free experience."
"Brie is an incredible photographer, artist and hype woman. Everything she touches turns to gold. Including the people she takes photos of. Those phone photos are NOT cutting it. You need some Brie in your life and on your walls.
Kylie is such an incredible trainer! She is very knowledgeable and patient and specializes in helping pups with big feelings about all sorts of things! She has such a friendly and positive attitude ...
... I felt confident knowing if I didn't know what to do, Brie and Kylie were there to help and guide us. It gave us an opportunity to connect with our pups in a fun way vs. always working on the hard stuff. It helped us take a step back and appreciate our dogs so much."
— Sinead, Ty, Javi & Lily
How big will the class be?
Our primary focus is making sure each team has plenty of space and 1-on-1 support, so we're keeping the class size small to 4 teams (1 dog + 2 people) per session.
Can I bring my shy/reactive dog?
This event IS SUITABLE for some space-sensitive/reactive dogs depending on the level of sensitivity. Reach out to Kylie via email or Instagram DM to discuss details. If you arrive with a sensitive dog without having first discussed with Kylie, you may be asked to leave to preserve the safety of your dog, yourself and the other teams.
Where exactly will the in-person class and photo shoot be?
We're meeting at a dispersed camping spot near Dee Mills Reservoir about 30 minutes east of Heber City.
How many people and dogs can I bring?
The registration cost covers 1 dog + 2 people, with an option to add 1-2 additional people for $50 each. If you have a large party, we recommend booking a private shoot with Brie.
Can I bring a special outfit or Halloween costume for my dog?
You ~can~ but we might ask you to hold off depending on how your dog is doing. One of our big focuses is to make this as low-stress as possible for your dog and most simply aren't comfortable adorning costumes, however adorable they may be!
Can my dog play with the other dogs?
Many of the dogs that attend this class do so because they're living life with "big feelings" about strangers, other dogs, etc. One of the biggest benefits of how we designed this class is that it offers plenty of space for dogs to decompress and harmoniously share space with others. For that reason, playtime and letting your dog get nose-to-nose with another dog is not permitted.
How many portraits do I get?
Participants will receive 5 professionally curated digital images + candid photos throughout the class. All images will be captured with support and encouragement from a professional photographer and a professional dog trainer.
What time will the photo shoot actually start?
It low-key starts as soon as you arrive! The photographer will be taking candids while we start with a few training games. Then participants will have individual photos done by order of registration.
Not sure if this event is right for you? Have more questions or need help with something else?
The art—and celebration—of life with dogs
Expert training & photography
Enjoy the results and peace of mind of working with a professionally certified dog trainer and professional dog photographer with over 15 years combined experience!
Science-based positive training methods
Speaking of peace of mind, we want you to know Kylie employs the most up-to-date, scientifically-sound positive reinforcement training methods to get the best results.
A focus on capturing the essence of your dog and your family
And speaking of results, let’s make them real. Brie will guide you through natural poses that emphasize your family's charm and spirit and will capture your dog's unique and lovable personality.
A focus on FUN
Training your dog is a lot of work, and so is sitting in front of a camera having everyone look their best all at once! But that doesn’t mean we can’t have a good time with it and it sure doesn't mean it has to be a stressful experience! We'll make sure you, your family, and your furry best friend have an absolute blast and take home memories to last a lifetime.
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