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Whether we want to admit it or not, our furry friends are a huge part of our family, so allow me to capture their personalities in these stunning pet ‘pawtrait’ shoots. I’m not just limited to cats and dogs, I’m an all round animal lover, and I truly believe that every animal has their own unique personality, just like humans do.

My aim for your pet photoshoot is to create a mixture of fun, regal and charismatic images with a timeless fine art look, so that your pet’s personality shines through.

I don’t start photographing straight away, I like to ensure that your pet is familiar with me first and their surrounding so they feel comfortable during the photoshoot. Your assistance is also required with interacting and positioning your pet during their photoshoot as they trust and respond to you. I actively encourage (but don’t push) owners to also be involved in at least a couple of photos as well so you have a lasting memory of you and your pet together. Your pets are part of your family and family photographs are so important, so please come dressed prepared. This also applies to your pet so please choose their collars, leads and any other accessories carefully and these will be featured in the finished images. 

A pre-shoot questionnaire is sent to you before your pet’s photoshoot so I can get to know your pet as much as possible before their photoshoot so I can portray their character as best as I can in their finished images. 

Keep scrolling down for information and prices of the various Pet Packages that are on offer, or click the links below to jump to one in particular:

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Pet 'Pawtrait' Session

These traditional and fun pet shoots can be as quirky or regal as you like, and generally last around an hour (but, don’t worry, if they take a little longer this is absolutely fine, there is no pressure on time and there will be regular breaks as and when your pet needs them), and take place in the comfort of my studio so your pet feels secure and comfortable. Or if you prefer, to a favourite ‘walkies’ or outdoor spot and create some beautiful natural outdoors photographs. Equine photoshoots would take place either at your stables or paddock, and also include a mix of natural, creative and fine art images. 

Please feel free to bring along any outfits, bows or any other accessories, along with their favourite toy (noisy ones are great for grabbing their attention, along with treats) and anything else you think will make them feel comfortable. 

All the images from your session are professionally edited with a fine art style finish, adding a perfect timeless look to your pet’s pawtrait session.

Your session comes with three package options detailed below, which you select upon receiving your viewing gallery. There is a £50 booking fee to secure your slot which will be deducted from the package total.

Package 1

£ 450
  • Up to 1 hour photoshoot
  • Studio or location photoshoot options*
  • Pre-shoot questionnaire to find out about your pet
  • Photos with owners included
  • Fully edited private online viewing gallery
  • All high resolution digital images on USB
  • 20 8x6” luxury prints of your choice
  • Slideshow of your chosen 20 prints
  • £50 towards wall art or album
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Package 2

£ 350
  • Up to 1 hour photoshoot
  • Studio or location photoshoot options*
  • Pre-shoot questionnaire to find out about your pet
  • Photos with owners included
  • Fully edited private online viewing gallery
  • 15 high resolution digital images on USB
  • 15 matching 8x6” luxury prints

Package 3

£ 250
  • Up to 1 hour photoshoot
  • Studio or location photoshoot options*
  • Pre-shoot questionnaire to find out about your pet
  • Photos with owners included
  • Fully edited private online viewing gallery
  • 10 high resolution digital images on USB
  • 10 matching 8x6” luxury prints

*Location and home shoots include travel up to 20 miles from my studio postcode YO32 9RH, any further may incur a small travel fee. Any entry fees must be pre-agreed. 

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'Twelve Months of You' Session

There’s no better feeling than welcoming home a new family member, and with these Twelve Months of You packages, we can document your furry friends first year of family life with you.

We would meet for 3 Pet Pawtrait photoshoots in their first 12 months with you to celebrate ‘gotcha day’, then at around 6 months and their first year anniversary or birthday. You will be able to look back and see just how much your teeny tiny fluffy friend has grown, trust me they don’t stay diddy for long. Let me capture these memories for you. Watch them grow in your home and in your hearts.

Each session will last up to approximately 1 hour (but, don’t worry, if they take a little longer this is absolutely fine; there is no pressure and there will be regular breaks as and when your pet needs them). After each session, details of an online viewing gallery will be sent to you so you can see all the edited images from the photoshoot, and where you can then select your digital images and matching prints, and anything in addition to your package.

There is a £200 booking fee to secure your slot with the remaining payment due no later than the day of your photoshoot. 

Included in each session is:

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All this for just £700 (worth £950)!

*Location and home shoots include travel up to 20 miles from my studio postcode YO32 9RH, any further may incur a small travel fee. Any entry fees must be pre-agreed. 

'Forget Me Not' Session

Whether we want to admit it or not, our furry friends are a huge part of our family, but sadly, our pets are not with us forever. Let me capture treasured memories of their golden days with a precious Forget Me Not session; a photoshoot dedicated to the bond between you and your pet, capturing their personality, love and legacy. 

These are generally much more relaxed sessions filled with cuddles, treats, and love. They will last up to approximately 1 hour and you can either bring your pet to the studio, go to a favourite walkies spot or local park, or I can come to your home for a lifestyle photoshoot.*

Please feel free to bring along their favourite toy (noisy ones are great for grabbing their attention) along with treats and anything else you think will make them feel comfortable, or that you may wish to include to remember them. 

Your session comes with three package options detailed below, which you select upon receiving your viewing gallery. There is a £50 booking fee to secure your slot which will be deducted from the package total.

Package 1

£ 450
  • Up to 1 hour photoshoot
  • Studio or location photoshoot options*
  • Pre-shoot questionnaire to find out about your pet
  • Photos with owners included
  • Fully edited private online viewing gallery
  • All high resolution digital images on USB
  • 20 8x6” luxury prints of your choice
  • Slideshow of your chosen 20 prints
  • £50 towards wall art or album
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Package 2

£ 350
  • Up to 1 hour photoshoot
  • Studio or location photoshoot options*
  • Pre-shoot questionnaire to find out about your pet
  • Photos with owners included
  • Fully edited private online viewing gallery
  • 15 high resolution digital images on USB
  • 15 matching 8x6” luxury prints

Package 3

£ 250
  • Up to 1 hour photoshoot
  • Studio or location photoshoot options*
  • Pre-shoot questionnaire to find out about your pet
  • Photos with owners included
  • Fully edited private online viewing gallery
  • 10 high resolution digital images on USB
  • 10 matching 8x6” luxury prints

*Location and home shoots include travel up to 20 miles from my studio postcode YO32 9RH, any further may incur a small travel fee. Any entry fees must be pre-agreed. 

Wall Art & Additional Extras Menu

Be proud to show off your images with some stunning wall art or other keepsakes in additional to the prints already included in your portrait package.

Albums and prints offer a keepsake that can be passed down to future generations. These are produced to the highest quality in a third party lab.

All the wall art listed below is handcrafted using FSC certified Birch ply from sustainable forests by one to the top labs in the UK, providing top quality, and offering a variety of natural and contemporary art pieces. And what’s even better, a tree is planted for every piece of birch wall art ordered – how awesome is that?!

Manhattan Tray frame

High impact metallic colour options with a floating effect shadow gap perfectly frame your photos. Available in acrylic or fine art print finish.

Black, white, silver, gold, pewter or burnished gold colour frames available

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Birch sphere

18mm thick birch sphere with treated wood finish on the back providing a clean, natural finish to your art.

Rectangular equivalents also available.

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Wooden ladder

Gorgeous rustic birch ladder comprising of 3 8” x 8” birch blocks. Please note that due to each ladder being individually hand-made for each order there will be subtle differences from one ladder to the other in both wood grain and shade of colour. Total ladder size 36” x 11”.

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Framed prints

All framed prints have a small, medium and large option, in a selection of colours and optional mounts (scroll through photos for different frame options).

Sovereign / Sovereign Grande framed print  This show stopping rustic frame gives the perfect finish to your wall art. Available in Walnut, Dark Grey, Flint Grey and White finish.

Farrow / Farrow Grande framed print – This popular choice gives a classic yet elegant look to your finished wall art. Available in Black, Slate Grey, Distressed Grey, Cream and Whitewash finish.

Scandi framed print – Contemporary yet boho and subtle wood colour options creating a very popular frame for your wall art. Available in Charcoal, Grey, Walnut, Light Walnut, Oak and Limed Oak finish.

Hoboken framed print – Contemporary yet boho and subtle wood colour options creating a very popular frame for your wall art. Available in White finish.

Luxury photo album

Stunning personalised luxury photo album complete with an acrylic front cover and matching box, in your choice of colours and either a vegan friendly leather, textile, suede or velvet finish, with 20 lay-flat pages (10 double page spreads), produced with a premium matte paper. 

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Duplicate USB and print box

Looking for the perfect gift? Why not order a duplicate of your print box and USB stick that are included in your photoshoot package! These gorgeous eco print boxes come complete with your favourite professional prints from your photoshoot, ready to pop straight into a frame. And a gorgeous walnut wooden USB stick to keep your memories in digital format.

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Trifold print

A fabulous take on a stand alone photograph, combining 3 of your favourite images from the session and transforming them into a folding piece of art, perfect for sideboards and mantle pieces. Upgrade to an acrylic finish for just £25 on top of the below prices. 

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NB: All wall art and additional extras products require full payment at the time of order. Payment plan options are available.

Top 10 International Pet Photographer

Achieving the extraordinary title of “Top 10 International Pet Photographer” in 2023 was just incredible.

The Guild of Photographers has very demanding standards when judging photographic competitions; they received over 13,000 entries to their ‘Image of the Month’ Competition during 2023, from both photographers in the UK and overseas! The judging is undertaken by a panel of internationally recognised experts from a variety of photography backgrounds.

I am so honoured to have achieved such an amazing title, and came fifth overall! I was completely gobsmacked to hear my name called out amongst some of the most incredibly talented pet photographers from all over the world. 

See the newspaper article here

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Master Craftsman Qualification

Having won many awards, achieving my Master Craftsman Qualification with the Guild of Professional Photographers in pet photography with a panel of 20 cat images has been the highlight of my Pet Photography career to date.

Fewer than 50 photographers in the country hold the Master Craftsman title so it really is an incredible accomplishment.

See the newspaper article here

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