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Say Woof | Dog Photo Studio in South Lake Union

Say Woof is ready to grow from pup-up to a full brick and mortar dog photo studio in South Lake Union!

$10,925
pledged of$35,000 goal
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Campaign Ends on February 17, 2023

Project Description

My name is Rina Kang. I am the owner of Say Woof, a dog photography business. Say Woof is a small, AAPI and woman-owned business since 2019.

At Say Woof, we coordinate pop-up events (referred to as “pup-ups”) in partnerships with local pet-friendly businesses. The goal for Say Woof is to help rescue shelters as well as abandoned dogs. We do this by donating 10% of every pup-up’s earnings to local shelters in need.

Over the past three years, I have photographed over 1,700 dogs. Through this, Say has been able to donate approximately $7,500 to the following non-profit organizations: Ginger’s Pet Rescue; Old Dog Heaven; KDS Rescue; Jindo Love Rescue; Yakima Humane Society; Rescue Every Dog; UAnimals in Ukraine; and more. Needless to say, I want to continue to make an impact in the world and in our community through the services and work I can provide.

Fortunately, Say Woof is continuing to grow! And we have many regular customers who are extremely loyal to us. Our Say Woof studio brings lots of laughter and joy for our clients as we capture unique moments of our furry friends. We are grateful for each of them, and the many referrals our current customers bring. We are so honored to be able to impact Seattle in this way!

As a one-woman operation, it’s time to move on to bigger and better things by setting up a permanent home.

And to further spread this joy, Say Woof recently contracted a retail space in South Lake Union–we are opening our very own studio space! I owe it all to the amazing community that has built itself around Say Woof. The outpouring support thus far has been surreal. I owe it to all of you to make this studio dream come to life. Although this new venture is so exciting, there is also much to consider and plan for so that we can continue to bring smiles to our community in the way only Say Woof can.

 

THE BREAKDOWN:

This campaign will essentially fund the opening of Say Woof Studio. I'm hoping the funds will cover equipment, renovations + labor, licenses/permits, signage, furniture, starting inventory, branding, etc.

I know $35,000 is a lot of money to ask for. But starting a business is expensive, and just securing this brick-and-mortar location costs much more than the campaign goal itself. This last push, with your help, will build a real home for Say Woof to share with the entire community. It'd be a dream come true, and I can't wait to see this project come through and to share my studio space with all of you.

*Rewards will be available once the studio opens with no expiration date. 

Thank you for supporting Say Woof.
 

 

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Monetary Contribution

Just Because I Care

Thank you so much for your support! You are amazing!

15 Supporters
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10.00 USD
Free Barkery Box!

Come on in to the studio after we open and get The Seattle Barkery box of your choice, on us. Can't wait to see you!

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25.00 USD
Print Credit!

Receive a print credit and get one 1 8.5x11 print and 2 5x7 prints.

print service is available at the studio once it opens.

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8 Supporters
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100.00 USD
Private soft opening invitation

Be the very first furry guest to Say Woof Studio!

 

This is an invitation to Say Woof before it officially opens! You and your furry friend will be able to come to the shop and enjoy everything we have to offer! We'll host a soft opening paw-to-booth event and you will get a one high res digital file. 

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13 Supporters
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100.00 USD
Free Say Cheese experience!

Say Cheese session has all the professional photo studio setup as a self-service, using a remote control in your hands for two hoomans plus one furry friend. You will have 15 minutes to take pictures and 10 minutes to select images. Two photos are included in the base package.

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350.00 USD
Free session for your big day!

Barkday or Gotcha day coming up? Say Woof will celebrate with you! The Seattle Barkery scallop cake, confetti, 5 digital images, (5) 5x7 mounted prints, and 1 8x10 print, all on us! 

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500.00 USD
Private Dog Pawty

We'll host your private parties at our studio for your furry furiends in small groups of 5 dogs, all on us! During this 2 hour event, rental includes up to 5 dogs, The Seattle Barkery scallop cake, birthday gift and decorations. Photo session is not included.

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0 Supporters
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1,000.00 USD
The Year Package deal!

For the ultimate Say Woof fans..

You get 11 mini sessions, one birthday session, and one custom 2024 calendar throughout the year!

 

Thank you so much for choosing to pledge for this reward. You are amazing and we cannot wait to have you in!

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2 Supporters
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Rewards

Monetary Contribution

Just Because I Care

Thank you so much for your support! You are amazing!

15 Supporters
Select this reward
10.00 USD
Free Barkery Box!

Come on in to the studio after we open and get The Seattle Barkery box of your choice, on us. Can't wait to see you!

192 Left
8 Supporters
Select this reward
25.00 USD
Print Credit!

Receive a print credit and get one 1 8.5x11 print and 2 5x7 prints.

print service is available at the studio once it opens.

92 Left
8 Supporters
Select this reward
100.00 USD
Private soft opening invitation

Be the very first furry guest to Say Woof Studio!

 

This is an invitation to Say Woof before it officially opens! You and your furry friend will be able to come to the shop and enjoy everything we have to offer! We'll host a soft opening paw-to-booth event and you will get a one high res digital file. 

87 Left
13 Supporters
Select this reward
100.00 USD
Free Say Cheese experience!

Say Cheese session has all the professional photo studio setup as a self-service, using a remote control in your hands for two hoomans plus one furry friend. You will have 15 minutes to take pictures and 10 minutes to select images. Two photos are included in the base package.

36 Left
14 Supporters
Select this reward
350.00 USD
Free session for your big day!

Barkday or Gotcha day coming up? Say Woof will celebrate with you! The Seattle Barkery scallop cake, confetti, 5 digital images, (5) 5x7 mounted prints, and 1 8x10 print, all on us! 

21 Left
4 Supporters
Select this reward
500.00 USD
Private Dog Pawty

We'll host your private parties at our studio for your furry furiends in small groups of 5 dogs, all on us! During this 2 hour event, rental includes up to 5 dogs, The Seattle Barkery scallop cake, birthday gift and decorations. Photo session is not included.

5 Left
0 Supporters
Select this reward
1,000.00 USD
The Year Package deal!

For the ultimate Say Woof fans..

You get 11 mini sessions, one birthday session, and one custom 2024 calendar throughout the year!

 

Thank you so much for choosing to pledge for this reward. You are amazing and we cannot wait to have you in!

3 Left
2 Supporters
Select this reward