Firefly

PET PHOTOGRAPHY

Life is ruff. Leave your stress at the door by filling your home with cheerful photos of you and your dog.

Formerly Pawdacious Portraits          Serving Metro Detroit and beyond (open to travel)

At Firefly Pet Photography, I know that you want your home to be your oasis: an escape from the stress and pressure of everyday life.

 

I believe that creating a warm, cozy, stress-free space is as simple as surrounding yourself with things that bring you joy.

 

And, we all know that your pup is easily at the top of that list.

 

That’s why it’s my mission to help you fill your home with heartwarming photos of you and your dog!

When it comes to your dog, can you relate to any of these?

"I'm never in photos with my pup!"

"I never get around to doing anything with my cell phone photos."

"I lost all of the photos I had of my pup"

"I wish I'd known about this service before"

Capture Memories With Your Pup

Fill your home with beautiful photos and artwork of you and your dog!

Custom Experience

We’ll plan a photo shoot customized to what makes you and your pup happy: Locations with water, trails through woods, open fields for action shots, etc.

Your Dog's Personality

Because I’ve worked with so many animals, I understand the nuance of their body language. Your photos will reflect your dog’s unique personality.

No Training Necessary

Our shoot will be all about your pup, regardless of how well trained they are. Even if they have to stay on a leash (which can usually be edited out), or don’t sit still, we’ll still get perfect photos!

You'll Look Good, Too!

You’re everything to your dog, and it’s important that you’re in the images together!

I’ll provide tips on what to wear and flattering ways to pose so you can relax, feel comfortable, and look your best!

Spoil Your Pup

I have lots of high-value treats to suit any diet. We start each shoot with a taste test to see which treats your pup loves most!

And, if food isn’t their thing, I have other toys and noisemakers to entice even the most shy pups.

Artwork To Decorate Your Home With Love

I’ve combed professional labs and vendors from around the world to curate the best, most interesting products! Display your photos in style with everything from canvas prints to storybooks!

Now accepting applications

Your pet featured in a book, Tails of Northville.  Space is limited.

20+ years of photography experience

500+ pets photographed

Published Photography Book Author

Check out Shelter in Home

Top 100 Action Image

Pet Photographer’s Club International Pet Photography Awards, 2019

Top 100 Open Image

Pet Photographer’s Club International Pet Photography Awards, 2020

Top 8 Pet Photographers in Detroit

Peerspace

Judges' Choice Award

Animal Image Makers

I know what it feels like to realize I wasn’t in any photos with my dog.

When my dog Bentley was very sick, I realized had beautiful photos of him, but that I wasn’t in a single one. I started Firefly Pet Photography to help others avoid ever having this happen.

Photos & Art Pieces in 3 Simple Steps!

Consult

We’ll meet via a video call and spend 30 minutes chatting about your dog!

On the call, we’ll cover everything from your pup’s quirks to their favorite toys and treats. We’ll also pick the perfect spot for your Photo Shoot.

Photo Shoot

I’ll send you a checklist of how to prepare for your Photo Shoot. Then, at your Shoot, I’ll guide you and your pup through everything!

You’ll both feel at ease with the camera, and we’ll create photos that capture those magic moments!

Reveal

Then, we’ll jump on another call, and I’ll reveal a curated gallery of images from your Shoot! (Have tissues ready for your happy tears!)

Together, we’ll select your favorites photos, and then choose the art pieces, from wall art to albums to displays, that suit your home and lifestyle.

Do you believe in magic?  Because I do! 

The magic our dogs bring into our lives.  It’s almost like a fairy tale…..and so the Firefly photo experiences include all the elements of a traditional fairy tale:

 

 Woof upon a time you were chosen by a dog…

The Moral LessonDogs are amazing and we can learn so much from them.  You know you want to capture these memories and you can make your home cozier with images of your pet.

Characters – This is all about you and your dog.  Your session will be planned around the things you like to do and capture those magic moments that showcase your bond.

Overcoming an obstacle you can relax and have fun at the session, I’ll take care of getting your pups’ attention.  And  you’ll get tips on what to wear so you look your best.

Magic – At the photoshoot your dog can be a dog and we’ll get a variety of posed and candid-style images.  It will be fun for everyone, with bits of pixie dust sprinkled throughout.

 Happily Ever After – Enjoy your artwork where it makes you smile every day and transports you back to the fun you had at your photo eperience.

 

Experiences

Book Project Experience

Starting at $199

Average client spends
between $200 and $1690

  • $100 Product Credit
  • $50 Donation to charity partner
  • 20-minute consultation
  • Wardrobe suggestions
  • High-value treats for your pup
  • Photoshoot at local park
  • Selected images featured across 2 pages in book
  • Entered into the Firefly Pet of the Year Contest

Limited availability

Classic Experience

Starting at $790

Average client spends
between $790 and $2490

  • $600 Product Credit
  • 30-minute consultation
  • Wardrobe guide
  • High-value treats for your pup
  • On-location photo shoot (1 hour)
  • Professional editing for all purchased photos
  • All products hand-delivered
  • Entered into Firefly Pet of the Year contest
  • Sprinkle of Pixie Dust

Looking Glass Experience

Starting at $1,290

Average client spends
between $2490 and $4090

  • $1,000 Product Credit
  • 30-minute consultation
  • Personalized wardrobe styling sessions
  • High-value treats for your pup.
  • On-location photo shoot (up to 2 hours)
  • Professional editing for all purchased photos
  • All products hand-delivered
  • Entered into Firefly Pet of the Year contest
  • Access to premium venues
    (The Ford House, Meadow Brook Hall)
  • Access to premium products
  • Extra Pixie Dust

Happiness Guarantee

If you don’t love your images at the Reveal, we’ll reshoot or your money back!

I’m Jennifer, and this is Bentley, and I’m the photographer behind Firefly Pet Photography.

And, of course, I’m the Chief Butler at home for Emmie, Bernie, Violet, Jackson, and Reggie.

A few years ago, when Bentley was very sick, I realized I’d taken beautiful photos of him, but because I was behind the camera, I wasn’t in a single one.

I scrambled to find someone to take photos of us together, and thankfully, we got them in time!

It was right then that I decided to help other pet parents avoid ever having to go through this stress. And so, I started Firefly Pet Photography.

I’ve had over 20 years of experience as a photographer, from my time working at pet rescues, to taking photos and raising thousands of dollars for animal charities around Metro Detroit.

I’m also an award-winning pet photographer, and I’ve been published in various publications around Metro Detroit.

When I’m not taking photos, I spend my time as a master gardener and professional wine sommelier! I also love to travel, especially to New Zealand, as well as anywhere there’s a Disney theme park.

 

If you’re looking to create a stress-free space at home by filling it with cheerful photos of you and your dog, then I’d love to work with you!

To get started, book a free consultation today!

Frequently Asked Questions

Will you take photos of any other kinds of pets besides dogs?

I talk about dogs most of the time because that represents the majority of my clients. But, I’m happy to photograph any kind of pet (except spiders because they freak me out)

What if my dog needs to be on a leash?

Many dogs stay on leash for their photoshoot! Most leashes can be edited out; harnesses are more likely to remain in.

My #1 priority is the safety of your pet.

What if my dog is nervous around strangers, or not good with other dogs?

I’ve fostered over 100 dogs and cats, and so I’m used to all kinds of behavior!

I know of several locations that are off the beaten path; I can use lenses that allow me to stay further back than usual; and I’m happy to get shy dogs time to warm up and enjoy a little walk before the camera comes out.

We’ll discuss how to make your pup most comfortable during your Free Consultation.

 

Where do photoshoots occur?

Each photoshoot is a custom experience.

I meet with most clients in local parks or in their backyards. In-home shoots are also an option, but outdoors is preferred.

We’ll select the best location for you and your pup during your Free Consultation.

What if my dog won't sit still or isn't well behaved?

No worries!

I’m used to working with all kinds of dogs whose training is a little ruff around the edges.  Plus, that’s part of what makes your pup unique!

It’s my job to make sure they look at the camera, and I have lots of ways of making that happen.

I also have lightning-fast gear, so all I need is a split second to get the perfect shot!

What should I wear to my photoshoot?

Prior to your shoot, you’ll get a guide featuring tips on what to wear (and what not to wear).

If you book a Looking Glass Session, I’ll work with you 1:1 (either virtually or in-person) to help you select your outfits.

What if I don't like being in photos?

Because you’re such an important part of your dog’s story, I strongly feel that you need to be in at least some of the photos.

There are lots of options to include you without making you the focus of the image. And, I’m happy to assist with posing and positioning to help you comfortable.

Do you photograph humans as well?

I’m happy to include photos of humans only from any of my pet portrait sessions and I love branding sessions for pet business owners, but I don’t take any non-pet related clients, sorry!

I don't live in Michigan, can you still photograph my pets?

I love to travel, and I offer sessions wherever I go.

Email jen@fireflypetphotography.com or check my Instagram highlight for my latest travel schedule.

And if there is an opportunity to combine several sessions, I’m happy to accommodate those requests.

Ready to leave your stress at the door? Start filling your home with photos of you and your dog today!