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I always wag my tail when the phone rings because we love to hear from other pet lovers, so please don’t hesitate to give us a call if you have any questions. But in case you prefer to read about the most common ones, I put together a list for you here below.

What does "Voff & Mjau" mean?

That’s how dogs and cats sound in Sweden, but shhhh, don’t tell my mum that the spelling is a bit different here in the US (Woof & Meow). I like the European style!

Where are you located?

Voff & Mjau is based in Aliso Viejo, Orange County in Southern California—a regular paradise for us four-legged friends! But, not to worry if you’re not within range of my canine sniffer … mum also travels to just about anywhere in the Orange County, Los Angeles and San Diego areas.

Where does the photo session take place?

If you’re like me and mum, you and your pet probably have a favorite spot. Whether it’s lazily lounging in the sunlight of your favorite window, running through the grass at a pet-friendly park, kicking up sand at the beach or at your home with mum’s portable studio, the spot for the hottest images is based on your personal preference. Keep in mind that locations where your pet is comfortable tend to work best.

Does my dog have to be on a leash?

Whether your dog’s a natural sprinter like me or more laid back, in most cases you’ve got to keep us on a leash for safety reasons. (I’d like to think the only thing we could get ticketed for is for being too cute, but most cities and counties have leash rules for us pets.) The good news is: thanks to the magic of photo retouching, leashes can be removed from the final images.

Does my pet have to be well trained?

Hey, take it from a professional … the charm of pets comes naturally and mum has a knack for capturing our persona whether we’re trained or not. Mum is very patient behind the camera. Bottom line—of the tail swishing kind, of course—mum takes the time needed to capture the personality of your furry family member. Instead of trying to force certain poses, she’ll interact with your pet in ways that lead to authentic images that reveal their unique personality.

My pet is black; will you be able to get any nice images?

Yes! Mum can capture amazingly clear images no matter what color your pet’s fur, feathers or scales. Photography is all about lighting. As a professional photographer, mum is an expert at working with both natural and studio light to capture the detailed beauty of your black dog, cat, bunny, hamster, bird or fish.

How do I prepare for the photo session?

Prior to your photo session you’ll meet with mum for a consultation. You’ll discover everything you need to know to prepare you and your pet for the photo session—including attire, grooming, treats, toys and your preferred artistic style. Addressing these details in advance ensures a fun photo session and takes out any guesswork.

How do I choose my images?

In order to make your portrait selection easy and stress free, you’ll meet with mum for a selection session about a week after the photo session. First, you’ll get to enjoy a slideshow of all the images that received two paws up from me! And because your pet’s irresistibly charming, like me, mum will play through the slideshow as many times as you want! Once you get your fill, you and mum can go over some customized design ideas and keepsake options that not only showcase your pet, but also fit your home and design style.

I don’t like large wall portraits; do you offer small prints?

Just like us pets, prints come in all shapes and sizes to fit your preferences. Mum offers everything from large wall portraits to smaller framed pieces and collections, and from beautiful image folios that fit on a bookshelf to exquisite albums or presentation boxes.

Do you sell digital files?

If you’re like most pet parents, you simply can’t get enough of us! Mum specializes in professionally printed heirlooms in form of wall décor and other types of art displays and keepsakes. Fortunately, she also understands that you want to share your pet’s charm with all your friends and family. That’s why you’ll receive a digital album of all images you selected to purchase. It’s a personalized app that will work with your mobile device such as iPhone/Android or iPad/tablet. That way you’ll receive memories that will last forever and are practical for today’s digital world. We also offer digital collections.

What if I’m not happy with my images?

We pets bring immeasurable happiness into the world; your images should, too! That’s why if you’re not happy, we’re not happy. Voff & Mjau offers a 100% satisfaction guarantee. If you’re not tail-waggin’ happy, you’ll either receive a reshoot or you’ll get your money back—whichever you prefer. Your satisfaction is pawsitively and unconditionally guaranteed.

Do you offer other types of photography too?

My mum started her career photographing newborns and children, and she still does. She once told me that there are actually a lot of similarities photographing children and pets. If you want to see some of her other work, go to: Helén Thompson Photography

How do I get started?

Are you ready for some “sss…petactular” images! Simply give us a call; we’ll schedule your complimentary consultation and answer any additional questions you may have.

Contact us

Do you have any questions or are you ready to book your complimentary consultation? Call us at (949) 439-6166.