• Hello! My name is Kelly Schulze and I'm an award-winning Certified Professional Photographer who specializes in studio and environmental animal portraiture. With my love and understanding of animal behavior, years of technical training, and a fast shutter finger I am able to consistently wow my clients with stunning, heartwarming portraits and an unforgettable experience.

    I am based out of Monkton, Vermont and travel throughout the northeast for on-location portrait sessions. I am also available for animal-related product photography and commercial licensing.

    Our four dogs (Logan, Jackson, Molly, and JB), five cats (Luci, Bink, Dorie, Judy, and Masson), Scarlett the horse, and a flock of laying hens graciously share their home with my husband, Ian, and I.

    Have fun browsing my galleries and fill out the Contact form if you're so inclined.

    Peace, Purrs, and Tail Wags,

Mini Sessions Calendar

What is a Mini session?

At the Studio: Throughout the year I open the studio for fun mini session days. Each day has a theme based on my session types. Sessions last about 15 minutes and my goal is to show you about a half dozen to a dozen portraits to choose your final prints and goodies from. Plan to spend an hour at the studio because I’ll show you your proofs right away. Many clients plan on a Mini session every year because the sessions are easy, affordable, and a great way to keep your decor fresh at home. Mini sessions at the studio are ideal for animals that prefer a quiet setting for their portraits. Cats, dogs, and other small animals are always welcome!  Appointments are required.

At An Event: I have a few favorite events that I attend each year and offer Mini sessions on site. They are mainly for dogs due to the busy nature of events, but I have welcomed a few brave cats over the years. Appointments are highly suggested, but not required.


Most are at my Ferrisburgh studio. All sessions are inside except MiniPlay dates. Directions will be provided upon booking.

Mini sessions are ideal for:

1-3  animals at a time with or without their people. More animals may be accommodated, depending on size and behavior.

Mini sessions are best paired with:

Wall Displays. Digital collections. Loose prints.


Session: $30 for 1 animal, $50 for two animals, $70 for 3 animals. Add one 8×10″ print for each animal at the time of booking for only $30, a savings of 50%! The 8×10″ special offer is only available at the time you sign up… it’s a little bonus for you.

Session fees are non-refundable.

Prints and products are available a la carte or as part of special packages. Prints and digital files begin at $25 each.

Our popular packages include:

  • Choose three 5×7″ prints for $60
  • Choose a 10×10″ (or similar) canvas wrap plus three 5×7″ prints for $195. This is our most popular package!
  • Choose an 11×14″ (or similar) canvas wrap, plus five 5×7″ prints, plus a custom holiday or greeting card design for $395

How do I book a time?

Check the calendar below for available days. If Mini sessions are currently booking click the link to take you to checkout.

Is there a theme? 

It depends on the day… I usually choose background color options based on a holiday coming up or the season and recommend that you match props and clothing to the background color of your choice.

Comin’ right up… 

February 28: At the studio, one hour sessions from 10a-5p. Sign up here.

March 7: At the studio, one hour sessions from 10a-5p. Sign up here.

April 11: At the studio, one hour sessions from 10a-5p. Outdoor sessions may be available. Sign up here.

May 23: At the studio, one hour sessions starting at 10a. Indoor and outdoor sessions available.

June 20: At the studio, one hour sessions starting at 10a. Indoor and outdoor sessions available.


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