Steve Van Dyke Photography works on-location throughout the Chicago area. We specialize in giving you and your pets an amazing session from start to finish. From consultation to product delivery, your happiness is what matters. Your pet’s personalities will shine and their portraits will show it. You’ll be proud to show off your custom artwork in your home.
Your satisfaction in the quality of your products is 100% guaranteed.
The Premium session has a $150 non-refundable retainer to hold a space for your session. Everything is custom, so the exact amount everyone spends varies. Most people spend a minimum of $400 on their products.
Every session includes:
A great photo experience like no one else
An in-person ordering session
Hand delivery of products
Let’s build something together.
Thank you for contacting us!
Thank you so much for your interest in Steve Van Dyke Photography!
During our session, you can expect a fun experience. We’ll play, five treats and work with you and your pet in a relaxed, natural way. The goal is to have fun which will turn out great images.
After the session we’ll meet again. This meeting is the ordering session. I’ll bring snacks and we’ll watch a slide show with all your images. This is where final decisions on what to print will be made.
Since everything is custom, the final amount that each client spends can vary quite a bit however, most of my clients spends an average of $600 on products. Some spend less and some spend more.
And of course, you have a free 11x14 wall art credit and you’re not obligated to spend anything at all.
I’ve found my clients love the convenience of having the session in their home and not having to go out to get great images. It is where the pets are the most comfortable. So it’s only natural this is where they are the most playful. Of course, a favorite park will also work for sessions as well.
Please use the form in the link below to select the session and book. All payments must be paid upfront before your session is scheduled.
To proceed with scheduling your session, please click on the link below to select your session, sign the model release, and pay your invoice. Once your invoice is paid in full, we can schedule a date for your session.
Absolutely! I will photograph cats, horses, pigs, lizards and birds!
Can I or my family be in the pictures too?
Definitely – I’d love to capture the bond you and your dog have!
My dog won’t sit still!
No worries! We’ll snag images of them playing & being active. These are a great way to remember the antics of your dog.
What if my dog can’t be off-leash?
That’s perfectly ok! A leash will keep your dog safe, out of trouble and help us wrangle them. I am able to edit out most leashes.
Do you have a studio?
At this time I do not have a studio. This allows me to come to you so your dog is as comfortable as possible. We will use your home, neighborhood or favorite park as a backdrop to our session.
Speaking of travel, how far do you go?
I am based out of Bensenville, IL and my service area includes Chicago and it’s suburbs up to a 25 mile radius of Bensenville. If you are located farther away we can meet halfway or I will come to you (there is a mileage fee for very far distances).
What if it’s raining the day of our session?
If its raining, or the weather is particularly bad (as in a blizzard or below zero temps) we will reschedule for a different day.
What if I need to reschedule our session date? Is there a rescheduling fee?
We can easily reschedule for a different date, just keep in mind that if you were looking for certain times of the year (fall colors or pre-holidays especially) that there may be very limited availability for sessions. There is a rescheduling fee when the session is within 48 hours.
Do I need to pay for the session in full up front?
Yes. The full amount of the session is due prior to the day we meet and have the session. I will send you a form or call you for payment details.
Do I need to pay the full amount for my prints & products right away? Is there payment plans?
You are more than welcome to pay for the full amount of the prints and products you order right away. There are also payment plans that make every print investment affordable. Once the order is paid in full you will receive your prints and products, hand delivered by me.