YOUR BOUNDERS EXPERIENCE
Congratulations on booking your Bounders Experience!
To help you get the most out of your Experience and to help everything run smoothly,
we've put this page together for you.
Here you'll find out what to expect, what to bring with you etc...
We also have an FAQ page designed to answer our most common questions.
- WHERE WE ARE -
Nr. Chesterfield, Derbyshire (S44 5QJ)
We are based in beautiful Derbyshire. It's super easy to get here, only 5 minutes away from Junction 29 of the M1 near Chesterfield, meeting at the Hardwick Inn, a stunning 16th century building. We also work in various locations in the Peak District.
Whichever way you come, you'll probably go around the roundabout for J29 on the M1. If you're coming north up the M1, take the first exit off that roundabout (onto A6175) and then take a left onto Mill Lane. Follow this road and signs for the Hardwick INN. Your Sat Nav will try and take you up to the HALL but please don't, stay on Mill Lane and Sat Nav should change the route and take you to the Inn.
Once you reach the Inn, there is an overflow car park on your right, keep going a bit further and you will see Joe and the Bounders car parked up somewhere near the picnic benches. Find a space and enjoy your shoot!
- WE CAN TRAVEL ANYWHERE IN THE UK -
We understand that not everyone can travel to us, so we have made it possible for us to come to you! Whether part of our UK TOUR or a personalised trip to your home, we do our very best to make a Bounders Experience accessible to everyone.
(Contact us to discuss your needs.)
This is not California, and therefore we cannot guarantee the wonderful British weather will be on our side. Ultimately Joe has the last say on whether or not a photo session will go ahead, but he will always confer with you 24-48 hours before your photo session. The biggest enemy is mid-heavy rain. If this is likely, Joe will either attempt to move the photo session around the forecast rain, or reschedule free of charge if necessary. We have found that while rescheduling is a pain, and we do what we can to avoid it, it regularly works out for the best in the long run.
THE PHOTO SESSION
To begin with, you will meet up with Joe and go for a bit of a walk and an explore while getting to know each another. Upon reaching a location, Joe then sets to work, initiating playtime with each dog and capturing some great portraits of them in their element. Photo sessions can also include a little splash about in the water, depending on location, so you may want to bring a dog towel etc. You can bring up to 3 dogs per Experience (extra dogs £45 each). It usually takes around 1-3 hours, although there are no time limits. It's a relaxed pace, guided by your dog's comfort and capability.
WHAT TO BRING
There may be other dog walkers, wildlife or livestock.
Any livestock are usually well behaved, so we must be the same and respect their space!
These are also a must.
Water for Your Dog
A Bounders photo session can be thirsty work.
Treats, Squeekys & Balls
You can help Joe by bringing along whatever gets your dog really excited.
Whatever triggers your pooch into play mode.
Make sure you are wearing something on your feet you can walk in, and that you don't mind getting a little muddy!
If your dog loves running into the lakes or if its wet underfoot (or if your pooch has slobber-chops!), we can quickly rub them down and continue the photo session.
What You Normally Take
Whatever else you feel you may need on a normal walk with your dog.
ONLINE VIEWING TIME
Afterwards, we will book you in for your online viewing time via Skype. Relax with a drink, and go through all the images. We then choose the very best of your favourites to be fully edited and go into your social media pack (number of images varies depending on your package, but you can always add more at this point). From these images you can then choose if and how you would like to display them in your home using our Wall Art Options. Everything from single portrait frames, to canvasses, to epic 9 portrait masterpieces.
SOCIAL MEDIA PACK
As part of the Experience, we give you a social media pack of 5 of your favourite portraits, fully edited and perfectly resized to wow your friends and family on social media, and display as wallpaper or screensavers on any personal device.
Included in your Experience is £50 credit to go towards any of our wall art packages...
(*not included with some packages. Check details of purchase)
WALL ART OPTIONS
There is lots to choose from thanks to our wide range of wall art and framing options. Joe will go through everything with you to make sure that what you choose is perfect for you and your home.
Looking for something very specific that's not in our brochure? Have a chat with us, as we can source pretty much anything you can think of!
- LOOKING FORWARD TO MEETING YOU -
"I really enjoy meeting you and your dogs.
Every dog is special to me, and becomes part of our Bounders Family.
If you have any questions or concerns before the photo session, please don't hesitate to get in touch.
I'm always happy to have a chat with you."
- Joe -
To contact Joe, just call our office 01246 768 362 and leave a message or email