Announcing Tails of Cincinnati | A Coffee Table Book Project

May 18, 2020  •  Leave a Comment

THE WHAT

Today, I'm announcing the launch of a new book project for charity: Tails of Cincinnati. Tails of Cincinnati will be a hardcover coffee table book featuring local area pets to raise money for SPCA Cincinnati. Tails of Cincinnati will raise money for the SPCA through special session fees and book sales. You can get your pet featured in a book with a guaranteed 2-page spread for just $95. Half of the Official Tails of Cincinnati Session booking fee will go to the SPCA to help further their mission in helping area homeless pets. SPCA Cincinnati is the only Humane Society in Hamilton County and is an open admission shelter, which means they take in pets in all conditions. The SPCA positively affects the lives of more than 12,000 homeless pets each year.

THE WHY

To me, being a pet photographer is not only the ability to beautifully commemorate pets through the medium of photography, but also the ability to give back to animals in need whether by volunteering my services to help them get adopted or by raising money for them using my skills. Our most recent family member, Lola, was adopted from SPCA Cincinnati in October 2018 after she was surrendered to them by her former owners. She has been a delightful addition to the Pet Love Photography pack and we want to honor that by helping out the organization that made her adoption possible.

Lola at the SPCA's event with event emcees, Chris O'Brien and Janeen Coyle of 103.5 WGRR. Chris and Janeen of WGRR, emcees of the SPCA event, with "Foxy Lady" now Lola.

THE HOW

When you book your Official Tails of Cincinnati Session, your pet will be guaranteed a 2-page spread in the Tails of Cincinnati book (scheduled to be published in early 2021.) Your booking fee of $95 is good for one pet. If you have additional pets, you can either add them onto the booking fee in increments of $25 for ONE guaranteed 2-page spread, or you can purchase separate individual sessions for them guaranteeing them each their own 2-page spread in the book.

You can also add on a Session Extension if you would like to have a guaranteed extended session beyond the typical length needed to capture the image(s) for the book. Session Extensions allow for a longer session time, as well as the possibility of more than one location, AND the opportunity for you to be photographed with your pet(s) by me. The fee for the Session Extension is $150 and will be added on to your Official Tails of Cincinnati Session booking fee.

Regardless of which session option you choose, after you pay your booking fee you will be taken to a questionnaire to fill out. Once we've received your questionnaire, we will be in touch to schedule your Official Tails of Cincinnati Session for your pet(s). Sessions will be scheduled from June through October 2020. All social distancing and COVID-19 safety procedures will be observed throughout your session. Where possible, your pet will be photographed around the many special locations offered throughout Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky. For those pets that prefer to stay at home, we will accommodate with our portable studio.

PLEASE NOTE: Prints, products, and digital files are not included in your Official Tails of Cincinnati Session booking fee nor in your Session Extension fee. You will have the opportunity to consult with me after your session on the purchase of custom art products such as wall art, albums, and digital image collections, should you wish. You are not obligated to purchase anything beyond your Official Tails of Cincinnati Session booking fee and your pet will appear in the book regardless.

THE WHEN

You can book your Official Tails of Cincinnati Session starting today on tailsofcincinnati.com. Click on the "Book Your Session" button on the homepage or select "Book a Session" from the menu. Make your session selections and pay your fee. Then fill out your questionnaire. We will be in touch with you after that to schedule your session. Sessions will start June 1 and go through October.

THE BOOK

The hardcover, full color, coffee table book Tails of Cincinnati is scheduled to be published in early 2021. A portion of the sales of each book will be donated to the SPCA Cincinnati. The book is available for pre-order on the Tails of Cincinnati website for a special pre-publication price of $79.95 (plus tax & shipping.) While I am the published author of three books, this will be my first foray into the world of self-publishing and where, without a publisher, I am responsible for footing all of the production costs. The goal is to photograph enough pets so that the minimum book length is 128-pages with a stretch goal of photographing enough pets for a 224-page book. The more pets photographed and the more books that are purchased during the pre-order, the more generous the donation to the SPCA will be after production costs are met (design, editing, printing.)

THE EXTRAS

In addition to the book, you can currently purchase two special collections of wall art on the Tails of Cincinnati website. Each collection features a 16x20 or 16x24 framed image from your pet's session along with a digital social media image and an archival digital image with print release for personal use. You can pre-purchase a collection or do so at a later time, should you wish to do so. There is no obligation to purchase anything beyond your Official Tails of Cincinnati Session and your pet will be featured in the Tails of Cincinnati book in a 2-page spread regardless of any additional purchases. Additionally, should you wish, you can purchase other prints, wall art, or albums even if you don't sign up for the guaranteed session extension, just let me know if you're interested in these things when filling out your questionnaire after you book your Official Tails of Cincinnati Session.

BOOK NOW

The Tails of Cincinnati website is live and ready for you to book your session for your pet's guaranteed spot in the Tails of Cincinnati coffee table book. Booking early will guarantee you the best date and location selections for your session. So, be a part of something special and book today to get your pet in Tails of Cincinnati while supporting the SPCA Cincinnati!

Visit tailsofcincinnati.com for more details.

 


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