A portion of every Nicole Begley Photography session goes directly to animals in need.
Locally, and throughout the Caribbean and Central America.
A Nicole Begley Photography experience is fully customizable to create the images that capture your animal’s unique personality. Working on-location throughout the Pittsburgh area or in my home studio in Wexford, we will create custom contemporary artwork that will look gorgeous in your home.
This artwork among the finest in the industry. Our framed acrylic piece can be found in some of the world’s finest museums. It is simply stunning. Your satisfaction in the quality of your products is 100% guaranteed.
All sessions are customized for each client therefore, pricing varies. Clients should expect to spend a minimum of $500 on their photography experience. All major credit cards are accepted.
I invite you to schedule a complimentary visit to the studio to see just what we can create for your home. You can also inquire about a session below and Emma, the office cat, will email you the Nicole Begley Photography Client Guide lickity-split. Unless she is napping, then it may take a few extra minutes to make its way through cyber space.
There is nothing like the loyalty of a canine companion. Our session can be held in the Wexford studio, your home, or a variety of fabulous locations throughout Pittsburgh. Whether you prefer a natural park-like setting or the colors and textures of the city I have many options to find the perfect location.
The partnership between a horse and a rider deserves to be documented. Equine sessions often take place at the barn your horse calls home. Don’t worry if your home barn doesn’t look like a multi-million dollar Kentucky farm. I promise I can create stunning portraits in any location – your satisfaction is guaranteed.
The antics of a cat brighten any home, and that is generally where cat sessions take place…in your home. We will purr, we will play, we may even hit some nip. Some especially outgoing kitties may enjoy visiting the studio in Wexford as well.
Larry the lizard? Gertrude the guinea pig? Pierre the parrot? Gustavo the goat? Pablo the pig? Everyone is welcome in the studio, so long as they fit through the door. Carmela the cow, it’s ok…I will travel to you!
My dog is a little (insert adjective here; hyper, shy, nervous) so he will never cooperate for a session.
Yes! Approximately 98.9% of the pups that grace these pages are your everyday companions. They may or may not listen to sit or stay and that is JUST FINE! My camera will capture them at 1/1000th of a second so they truly do not have to be quiet or still. Additionally, my background is with animal behavior and animal training so I am prepared to handle your dog’s personality. It’s important to discuss any possible behavior challenges during the pre-session consultation, but sometimes no-one knows the dog is terrified of the sound of the shutter! Whatever the case, we will spend some extra time with your four-legged family member to get them comfortable with me and my camera using positive reinforcement techniques.
I love those outdoor shots but my dog can't be off-leash.
The safety of our clients is the number one priority during our session and the only dogs that should come off-leash are the ones that their owners are 110% confident in their ability to recall their pet in that particular situation. In certain situations, like urban shooting, we keep even the most well behaved dogs on their leash for safety. We can also use the special long line during our session to capture some action shots but still ensure they are safe and sound. All leashes will be magically removed in Photoshop from any ordered image at no additional charge.
If I have my horse photographed, can you photograph my senior pictures at the same time?
Yes! I LOVE photographing high school senior sessions with their horse….because that was me. I LIVED at the barn during high school and I don’t have the images to remember that time in my life. In addition to creating the images of you and your horse, we will also create more traditional senior photos. We can even add a second location and travel to another locale for your images. I am happy to assist you in arranging a hair and makeup artist to help you feel your best.
Can my equine session include under saddle images?
Of course! All sessions are custom designed and tailored to exactly what you are hoping to create and capture.
What is a Nicole Begley Photography experience like?
The first step is getting in touch with me and letting me know you are interested. If you aren’t sure yet, you are welcome to schedule a complimentary consultation at my home studio in Wexford. We will go over the process, the products, and plan a perfect custom session for your fabulous four-legger. Once you are ready to confirm a date, a signed session agreement and reservation fee will hold a place on my calendar just for you!
Prior to our session we can hold our pre-session consultation over the phone or in my home studio in Wexford. This is where we decide on how you may best like to display your images so I can be sure to plan the perfect session for you. Don’t worry, it’s not a final decision, but I do shoot a session for an album differently than if you are looking for one large stunning wall piece. We will also settle on our session location, discuss more details about your pet, and reserve a date for our Session Premier.
The session itself can be held at my home studio or one of the myriad of locations around Pittsburgh. My absolute favorite place to shot is in urban environments. There are incredible backdrops throughout the city: Oakland, the Strip, Station Square, and North Shore, just to name a few. If you don’t want to venture into the city, then we can create the same look in one of the many towns around the area, such as Sewickley, Harmony, Bridgeville, Canonsburg, and Bellevue. Many of these locations have a park nearby for a few images in a natural setting as well. So many options!
The Session Premier is held approximately 2 weeks after your session at my home studio in Wexford. We will go over all of your images, choose your favorites, eat chocolate, and finalize your order together. I will then move your files into production and produce gorgeous custom archival artwork that you will love for a lifetime. Each time you look at them you will be reminded of your special companion and the great years together. Animals first, always.
I have no idea how I want to display my images? What are my options?
There are many possibilities to display your images and we will work together to create something that fits perfectly into your home. The signature products of Nicole Begley Photography are custom designed wall art. From canvases and frames that will fit rustic décor, to acrylic or metal artwork for modern homes there is something that will look fabulous on your walls. Many clients love to create custom designed coffee table albums too! You will have the opportunity to see, touch, hold, and feel many of the different product offerings during the Session Premier. You are also welcome to schedule a complimentary visit to the Wexford studio prior to booking your session to see the different options available to you. Digital files are available, but offer significant savings when purchased with Signature Art Products.
My dog doesn't have much time left. Is there a special session?
I’m so sorry. Our pet’s lives are tragically short. Tribute Sessions are available for those pets that are at the end of their time with us. They are regular studio or on-location sessions, but I will give every effort to adjust my schedule to squeeze you in as soon as possible.
I want to create authentic portraits of my pet! How do I book?
Simply fill out the session inquiry form or give me a call at 724-766-6103. The reservation fee is required at the time of booking to secure your session on the calendar and can be paid with a credit card. Sessions are often booked 6-8 weeks in advance, with the exception of Tribute Sessions, which are often squeezed in last minute due to the nature of the sessions. However, I strongly suggest that you do not delay.
It's simple, really. Animals first. Nicole Begley Photography creates authentic portraits of Pittsburgh, PA's most fabulous pets.
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