"My gratitude can not be expressed enough... -Robyn". "So, in my former life I was a psychotherapist. This means I'm probably nuttier than most of you..."
It also means I know how to protect your vulnerability and all the parts of you I meet.
I have been photographing people- with and without their pets- for over five years now. I'm not afraid to be the weirdest individual in the studio at any given time, and I do whatever is embarrassingly necessary to get the perfect shot- with slobbery Labradors, suited-up corporate execs, anxious seniors and even those commercial-types.
I take this shizzle very seriously, if you haven't noticed.
I never feel like I am "working" since I am fortunate to do what I love and spend time hanging out with some of the coolest people in town
and of course, their beloved families, friends and pets.
I'm also an avid proponent in Houston's- and the world's for that matter- pet rescue community.
My Pocketshots program has raised more than $50,000 for local rescue groups and there isn't a day that goes by where I am not on the phone coordinating some plan to aid a homeless pet.
Needless to say, Duke's story has forever changed my life.
Simply put, I wasn't afraid to photograph between the lines of life and his bittersweet goodbye. The last day of his adventure here forced us into areas that aren't comfortable, but they're necessary. Life is a lot like that, until something comes along and rescues you.
Relationships between people and their pets are one of the most powerful connections I have witnessed
I am so lucky to be able to capture these moments for my clients and friends so that they may hold on to their memories and love forever.
Pocketshots Are Back!
Pocketshots are totally fun all day portrait photography events designed to raise money for animal welfare organizations & get stellar family photos on your walls at the same time. $25 from every session scheduled is donated to the selected organization. In the last 4 years, POCKETSHOTS has raised over $50,000 for Houston's animals in need.
Saturday, June 13th 9A-5P
30 minutes - $200
40-minute custom family portrait session includes
Creative & sitting fees, Online proofing gallery with minimum of 10 images, A fab time.
Groups larger than 2 pets/2 people should schedule 2 back to back sessions.
Please be sure & read the FAQ's on Pocketshots tab of website to prepare for your session.
$25 from every session will go directly to Rescued Pets Movement (RPM)
Studio is located just east of downtown at 2220-E Commerce Street Houston, TX 77002.
Robyn's studio - 2220-E Commerce Street Houston, TX 77002 (Just east of Minute Maid Park. Cross the RR tracks on Commerce Street & make an immediate right onto gravel drive that leads behind the warehouses. Park near Unit E).
$200 which includes: 40-minute photo session (please ignore scheduler which states 30 minutes), sitting & creative fees, online proofing gallery with minimum of 10 images, (1) 8"x10" print, & a really fun time. Maximum (2) pets/(2) people per session. Please purchase (2) back-to-back sessions for all larger groups.
$25 from each session will go directly to RPM. FYI, $25 buys
Kibble for 2 puppies for a week. Dewormer for 4 pups. 4 cans of prescription wet food. 3 large tubs of coconut oil. OR 25 cans of coconut water. Select date & time you prefer; Pay online via paypal.
Do I need a paypal account?
No, you can pay via paypal with your credit card.
How should I prepare for my shoot?
Please work on SIT & STAY with your dog(s). Reward their good work with lots of treats. Don't worry if they don't quite get it because we are prepared for that too!
What should I wear?
Solid bright/dark colored tops are best. Stay away from white/beige/muted tones. Sneakers & shorts are not the best choice for portraits. Structured fabrics work better versus silky fabrics. Accessories like chunky jewelry, hats, glasses, & scarves are fun but not necessary. Ladies, please wear a little more makeup than you normally would. Please visit Robyn's Pinterest board for inspiration too!
Do I need to bring accessories for my dog(s)?
You may bring accessories for them, but they are not required.
Do I need to bring treats?
We will have natural treats available, but feel free to bring their favorite treats/toys if you like.
Can I bring my dog even though he has bit one or more people?
Do you have packages available if I want to purchase more photos?
How long will it take to see my proofs?
Approximately one week.
Will there be any other dogs there during my shoot?
I don't have a dog. Can I bring my child/cat/bunny/monkey?
If I can't make it to my scheduled session, can I reschedule or get a refund?
No, this is a charity event with limited availability. But, feel free to transfer your appointment to a friend. Please email us ahead of time if this is the case.
Does my dog need to be on a leash before & after our appointment?
Where can I see more of Robyn's work?
On her website. Or on facebook.
Was Robyn voted BEST PET PHOTOGRAPHER by Houston PetTalk Magazine the last 3 years running
Do you have a waiting area in your studio?
No, please wait in your car or in front of the studio & we will come get you when it's time.
How can I schedule my appointment now?
"I Died Today" By Duke Roberts
Author & photographer of photo essay about a black lab's last day on Earth