Steve Van Dyke Photography works on-location throughout the Chicago area. We specialize in giving you and your pets an amazing session from start to finish. From consultation to product delivery, your happiness is what matters. Your pet's personalities will shine and their portraits will show it. You'll be proud to show off your custom artwork in your home.
Your satisfaction in the quality of your products is 100% guaranteed.
The Premium session has a $200 non-refundable retainer to hold a space for your session. $100 of that reservation retainer becomes a product credit during our ordering appointment! Everything is custom, so the exact amount varies. Most people spend a minimum of $400 on their products.
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Do you photograph cats?
Absolutely! The logo might be a bone, but make no bones about it, I will photograph cats, horses, pigs, lizards and birds!
Can I or my family be in the pictures too?
Definitely – I’d love to capture the bond you and your dog have!
My dog won’t sit still!
No worries! We’ll snag images of them playing & being active. These are a great way to remember the antics of your dog.
What if my dog can’t be off-leash?
That’s perfectly ok! A leash will keep your dog safe, out of trouble and help us wrangle them. I am able to edit out most leashes.
Do you have a studio?
At this time I do not have a studio. This allows me to come to you so your dog is as comfortable as possible. We will use your home, neighborhood or favorite park as a backdrop to our session.
Speaking of travel, how far do you go?
I am based out of Benesnville, IL and my service area includes Chicago and it's suburbs up to a 25 mile radius of Bensenville. If you are located farther away we can meet halfway or I will come to you (there is a mileage fee for very far distances).
What if it’s raining the day of our session?
If its raining, or the weather is particularly bad (as in a blizzard or below zero temps) we will reschedule for a different day.
What if I need to reschedule our session date? Is there a rescheduling fee?
We can easily reschedule for a different date, just keep in mind that if you were looking for certain times of the year (fall colors or pre-holidays especially) that there may be very limited availability for sessions. There is no additional fee for rescheduling a session.
Do I need to pay for the session in full up front?
Yes. The full amount of the session is due prior to the day we meet and have the session. I will send you a form or call you for payment details.
Do I need to pay the full amount for my prints & products right away? Is there payment plans?
You are more than welcome to pay for the full amount of the prints and products you order right away. There are also payment plans that make every print investment affordable. Once the order is paid in full you will receive your prints and products, hand delivered by me.