2011 Rescue Group Photo Program

December 19, 2010  •  Leave a Comment

A Dog’s Life Photography loves rescue groups and want to help you all!


Our rescue group photo program was developed to provide you with some super-awesome, high-impact photos to help promote the adoption of your dogs and your rescue group at absolutely no charge to you.  This program can even help to raise funds for your organization! With the photos that we take of your dogs, we create photo gift items and set them up on a page dedicated solely to your rescue group on our gift shop at www.dogrescuegifts.com.


Even more great news…. Laura Sand (amazing photographer and Photoshop whiz!) is taking over all of our private clients. This means that Susan Schmitz (the owner of A Dog’s Life Photography) is now devoting 100% of her efforts towards building out this program and helping rescue groups!

You’re not a dog rescue group? Guess what… We are now expanding our program to ALL ANIMAL RESCUE GROUPS! And we are in dire need of photos of different types of animals. Cats, bunnies, reptiles, hampsters… you are all welcome to join! We REALLY need photos of baby animals and we will open up our schedule for special photo shoots for your little ones.

To take advantage of this opportunity, you must be able and willing to bring the adoptable animals to our studio at 40th St. and Indian School. If you rescue large animals, contact us anyway and we will try to get out to you if you are local.

We will only be taking on one rescue group for each specific dog/other animal breed and there will only be 2-3 photo session days scheduled per month. So, ACT NOW to get in on the action! Click Here to get on the photo session calendar.

Here’s the scoop:

You will receive:

  • At least 5 professionally edited photos of the dog that is being photographed in different poses. All photos will be on a plain white background to allow for easy integration into your website, blog, marketing materials, etc.
  • Low resolution photos with a transparent watermark will be provided for you to share on your website, social networking sites and blogs.
  • High resolution files with only a small copyright notice that is not obstructing the image of the dog will be provided for use on your printed marketing materials and adoption ads.
  • 20% of net proceeds of sales of items on our gift shop and on our private stock photography library that depict photos of the dogs that were provided by your rescue group.

You are allowed to bring in one dog per month that is currently up for adoption.  You can use the photos to promote the adoption of the photographed dog or to promote your rescue group as long as the following rules are followed:

  • You can share the low resolution watermarked photos with the world. Do whatever you want with them!
  • You can use the high resolution photos to promote your business or non-profit by placing the photos on print publications and/or you may securely integrate them into your website layout in a manner that does not allow anyone to right click and copy the photos. You must keep our copyright notice in place on the photo in any type of usage.
  • You cannot share the high resolution photos with anyone outside of your organization by email or by any other form of electronic transmission. (feel free to use the low resolution watermarked photos for this).
  • You cannot place the images on any products or any print on demand items (Café Press, Zazzle or similar services) that are being sold for a profit. This type of usage requires the purchase of an enhanced license.
  • You cannot use the photo to create a logo for your business without the purchase of an enhanced license.
  • You cannot use the photo as a reference for artwork that your or someone else does without our permission. Permission may be granted as long as you have the artist change the image up quite a bit so it is not a clone of the photo and it is not being resold for a profit or in any fundraising raffles or silent auctions. This type of usage normally requires the purchase of an enhanced license (current enhanced license fee is $100.00). This fee will be waived on a case by case basis.

ADDED BONUS - If you are a volunteer for a rescue group, you are eligible for a 20% discount off of our private photo session fees.

On a side note… We are asked to do a lot of photo calendars each year. Due to the extensive amount of work that we put into these calendars, we have limited it to two per year. So, get your requests for 2011 in as soon as possible! Our calendar fee is $1000.00 or $500.00 plus 30% of net proceeds of all sales. (You can always plan on bringing in one dog a month for photos and use them to create your own calendar).

We look forward to working with you in the coming year!


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