Below are some of the FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions) about Pet Photography with Ride the Sky Equine Photography.

FAQs #1: Where is Ride the Sky Equine Photography based? What cities do you travel to?


Ride the Sky Equine Photography is based in Chattanooga, Tennessee! I photograph in several cities around there including Knoxville, Crossville, and Athens, TN. Since Chattanooga is a border city, I also cross over into north Georgia and photography in cities like Ringgold, Dalton, Fort Oglethorpe, and Rome, GA.

I do also travel during the year to select cities throughout the country for projects. If you aren’t located in the East Tennessee/North Georgia area but would like to know when I might be near you, join the herd or send an email.

FAQs #2: What do I wear? How should I prepare for my session?


Ride the Sky has designed the pet photography experience to be a fun and hassle-free event for you and your pet.

Once we schedule your session, we will plan out your session. Together, we will plan out your session, answer any questions, and make sure you and your pet are ready! The day of your session should be a very fun experience. We will make beautiful and emotional images that you are going to love for a lifetime. No worries!

Dog pictured on Stone bench in ChattanoogaFAQs #3: Where do pet photography sessions take place?


Pet portrait sessions take place in a variety of locations! If you can dream it, we can probably do it. Downtown, Parks, Farms, or even your home! We want to choose a location that means something to you and your pet. and where you both are comfortable.

Don’t have any idea where you want to have your portrait session photographed? Don’t worry! I have a lot of beautiful locations in the East Tennessee area that we can use.

FAQs #4: I want to have a Pet Photography Session with Ride the Sky Equine Photography. How far in advance do you book?


In order to offer exceptional personal service to my portrait clients, I only offer a limited amount of private pet portrait sessions per month and often book up a few months in advance.

If you are interested in capturing the color of fall or the flowers of spring in your images with your pet, it is best to reach out as soon as possible in order to have the best opportunity to work together during your favorite season.

Once a year, I offer some specialized pet mini-portrait opportunities. These events are usually in high demand and have limited availability.  With that in mind, these opportunities are not announced via social media. They are only available to members of the Ride the Sky Herd which you can join here.


FAQs #5: My pet is really sick. Is it too late for pictures with him?

First, let me say that losing a beloved pet is a traumatic experience. I am so sorry that you are going through this difficult time. If you have a terminally ill pet, I will do my best to accommodate immediate and urgent needs. You can reach out regarding your specific situation relating to your terminally ill pet here.


FAQs #6: What happens if my pet misbehaves or won’t stand still? What if I can’t let my pet off-leash?Vizsla Dog holding Flowers in his Mouth


Although this is a common worry among pet owners, it really isn’t something you need to worry about at all.

I am experienced in working with many different breeds and temperaments.

From active, on-the-go working dogs to the pet most likely to curl up and snuggle with you, I’ve got you covered. With patience and flexibility, you will be sure to get images that you will love.  Additionally, I make sure to schedule appointments so that we have plenty of time for your pet to relax and get to know me, the camera and the location should it be different.


FAQs #7: What if I don’t want to be in the photographs with my pet?


I photograph a lot of pets by themselves.  After all, sometimes you just really want some beautiful images of your dog!

I always recommend that you at least consider being in some of the images with your pet though. After all, you two share quite the bond. And, that, my friend, is worth celebrating and cherishing.


FAQs #8: What types of payments do you accept?

I accept cash, check or credit card payments. I do also offer payment plans for those who request them.


FAQs #9: What other types of photography do you do?


Ride the Sky Equine Photography started as an Equestrian and Equine only boutique photography business. However, over the years, it has expanded to be a full-service pet photography business. So many of my horse owners had dogs and wanted to capture images of them as well, it just seemed like a natural fit.

My rule is that the images have to have your pet or horse in them. For example, I don’t photograph weddings – though I would be happy to photograph the bride and groom in their wedding day best with their horses.

If you are interested in reading some FAQs about the horse photography side of Ride the Sky, here is a blog post about it!


I hope you have enjoyed this post of Pet Photography FAQs about Ride the Sky Equine Photography. Should you have any additional questions, please feel free to reach out and ask! You can reach me here or leave a message in the comments!

These photos are copyrighted by their respective owners. All rights reserved. Unauthorized use prohibited.