Pet photography: capturing memories that endure
Pets hold a special place in our hearts. They’re loyal companions and much-loved family members that make life better in every way.
That’s why we want to celebrate the special bond we enjoy with our pets. We long to remember them in their element, enjoying life and bringing us joy.
As an outdoor pet photographer, I help you create lasting mementos of your beloved companion. I photograph your dog in a way that’s authentic and relaxed, using natural light and beautiful locations to complement his good looks and bring out his character.
During your pet photography session, I’ll take a mixture of posed portraits and candid shots. I’ll also set up some choreographed action, to capture your dog doing what he loves the most. Maybe he’ll be chasing a ball, splashing through a stream, or jumping through long grass.
Based near the Devon/Somerset border, and within easy reach of Dorset, I have access to a myriad of stunning countryside and coastal locations. Tell me what makes your dog tick, and we can choose a location that’ll make the shoot fun for him and memorable for you.
After the shoot, I’ll turn those memories into something beautiful that you’ll enjoy for years to come: a tangible reminder of a special friend.
A tailored experience
The quality of of your images matters to me. And so does the standard of the service I provide.
That's why I spend time getting to know you, and finding out your vision for your pet photographs. It's why I help you plan how and where you images will be displayed. And it's why I take responsibility for turning your images into something tangible. Something beautiful. Something that you'll treasure.
Read more about what you can expect when you book me for a pet photo shoot.
When booking your pet photo shoot, you pay a session fee of £99 (weekdays) or £149 (weekends or bank holidays).
Then, after your shoot, you decide how you'd like to display your images. I'll show you product samples and create mock-ups of any wall art you'd like to consider. With your decisions made, you then pay for the products that you've chosen. The starting investment for products is £299.
Find out more about my pricing structure here.
Choosing your artwork is the moment when it all comes together. The moment when your images come to life, your memories are preserved, and you realise your investment.
When it comes to creating your artwork, you can place your trust in me. I've visited trade fairs, built relationships with suppliers, and calibrated my computer screen to ensure colour accuracy. I've also commissioned sample products, so that you can see and feel their quality for yourself.
Product options include wall art, folio boxes, and board-mounted or matted prints. Visit this page for further information.
Pet photography FAQs
Where will my photo shoot take place?
All of my pet photo shoots take place outdoors. That way your pet will feel at ease, and your photographs will be natural. I can also make best use of the natural light, and the beautiful locations in the Somerset, Devon and West Dorset area.
If you have a location in mind, we can carry out your shoot there – subject to obtaining the relevant permission if it’s not on public land. Or, if you’d like some ideas, I have plenty up my sleeve.
How should I prepare my pet for the shoot?
After your initial consultation, I will provide you with a welcome pack. This will include advice on how to prepare your pet, and guidance about what to expect on the day.
How long will my shoot take?
Outdoor pet shoots usually take up to two hours. This allows for a relaxed pace, and time for me to capture a good variety of portraits and candid shots.
What time of day will my shoot take place?
Where possible, my pet photo shoots take place during the late afternoon/early evening, when the light is at its softest and most beautiful. But, in the right location, I can shoot at any time of the day.
Which areas do you cover?
I usually work in Somerset, Devon and West Dorset. But I’m happy to travel further, and charge mileage at 45p a mile for shoots that take place beyond a 30-mile radius of Ilminster, Somerset.
What if it rains?
Wet weather is an occupational hazard of location photography, and something I'm used to managing.
My dog can't be let off the lead. Does that matter?
In a word, no.
Can I be photographed alongside my pet?
Absolutely. This is a lovely way of showing the bond that exists between you and your dog. I can include you in posed portraits, action shots, or a mixture of both.