My name is Kendra Luck and I am the Dogumentarianô for the greater San Francisco Bay Area and beyond.
I specialize in black and white documentary
style portraits for people who consider their dog a family member.
I use my experience as an award-winning photojournalist to create
beautiful one-of-a-kind images. My photographs will capture the
charm and character of your dog at a location of your choosing
in a piece of quality fine art to cherish for a lifetime.
I prefer to meet my clients and their dogs at
a favorite park or playground where I can get to know you and your
dog and photograph your dog at play. This "romp" time also serves
to calm your dog for when we go home, which is the next step. At
home I'll try to get a sense of how your dog behaves and of favorite
areas and activities. Please share this information with me when
I arrive so I can be prepared to look for and capture those moments.
The process of making pictures at home
can require some time. That's okay—the best pictures happen
after your dog and I have gotten used to each other. Expect and
hour at the park or an outside "romping" location and another
hour at home. If I'm photographing more than one dog, it may
take more time.
After the photo session Iíll mail you
a set of proofs from which to make your final selection. Iím
happy to meet with you in person if you need help making choices
for your enlargements. You can expect your proofs three weeks
after the session and the finished, final prints three weeks
made your selection and mailed the proof back to me.
Prices listed are for the San Francisco Bay
Area only, sessions booked beyond that area are subject to additional
A full session is $650, it generally includes
two locations; a park or favorite play-spot and home and averages
2 hours. It can include a family portrait, lots of candids of dogs
or horses, dogs and kids, dogs and family, 3-5 rolls of film, a
set of 40-60 proof prints and two 11x14 archival, black-and-white
A base Dogumentarian session is $500. It is
similar to the full session except it is limited to one location,
requires a little less film and a little less time but can also
include a family portrait, 2-3 rolls of film, a set of
30-40 proof prints and one 11x14 archival, black-and-white print.
Our Newest Package-The Puppy Package
The Puppy Package includes a series of three,
single location sessions over a 12-month period for $1,200. This
package is geared to clients with new puppies who want to capture
all those wondrous things their new addition does without the
pressure of trying to get all the shots in one session. With this
session you will receive a set of proof prints after each session
and when all three are done you can select one 11x14
and two 8x10 gelatin silver prints.
A simple family portrait with your dogs, kids
and dogs, etc. is $350. This includes one location (either home,
park or somewhere "scenic") and includes a straightforward portrait
(not as candid as the base or full sessions), generally 2 rolls
of film, a set of proof prints and one 8x10 archival, black-and-white
All proof prints are 4 x 6 machine printed
proofs. Final prints 8x10 or larger are archival gelatin silver
prints hand printed by the artist. Additional prints can be purchased
at any time. The Dogumentarian works solely in black-and-white and
uses traditional film, not digital equipment.
Additional prints can be purchased at any
- 4 x 6 - B&W machine prints, 5.00 ea. , 3.00
- 5 x 7 - $25.00, first reprint, $15.00 each
of same negative
- 8 x 10 - $60.00, first reprint, $40.00 each
of same negative
- 11 x 14 - $75.00, first reprint, $50.00 each
of same negative
Basic acid free matting and framing is available
at an additional cost.
certificates are available.
I retain all negatives and all rights to
Call me at 510.527.1011 or email
me to set up an appointment.
Hire the Dogumentarian™ and display the love you
feel for your dog.