Canine Portrait Photography

Timeless keepsakes for discerning dog lovers

For many of us, it is difficult to distil the special role our dogs play in our lives. More than just companions, most dogs I meet - my own included - are treated as members of the family. Knowing how important it is to have special photos of beloved pets, my photography sessions aim to capture your dog’s unique personality and character in a naturally lit, outdoor setting.

Sessions are individually tailored to you and your dog, resulting in a selection of portraits which will look wonderful gracing your wall or as part of the family photo album.

Whether your dog is an obedience superstar or a fidget extraordinaire, together we’ll create photographs to treasure for years to come.

Read on for more information and some examples of my work. . .

Choose Your Photography Experience

Keep it Simple

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Cost: £75

What’s Included:

  • A pre-session consultation, either over the phone or in person.

  • An on-location photography experience in Wiltshire for up to two dogs, usually lasting 1 - 2 hours, though there is no set time limit (so no need to panic if your dog needs a moment to settle!)

  • Post-production work on your photographs.

  • Private viewing session of your photographs.

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Try The Signature Package

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Cost: £150

What’s Included:

  • A pre-session consultation, either over the phone or in person.

  • An on-location photography experience in Wiltshire for up to two dogs, usually lasting 1 - 2 hours, though there is no set time limit (so no need to panic if your dog needs a moment to settle!)

  • Post-production work on your photographs.

  • Private viewing session of your photographs.

  • £70.00 credit towards your final print product order.

  • A slideshow reel of the best images from your session.

  • A bag of tasty Eden treats for your four-legged friend(s).

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Looking for a Gift Voucher?

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Give the crazy dog person in your life some memories to treasure! Please get in touch to arrange a gift voucher - prices will vary depending on whether or not you would like to include printed / digital products.


Please note: All printed artwork and digital files are purchased separately at your private viewing session. I offer options to suit a range of budgets; most clients choosing to invest a minimum of £300 on artwork, but there is no minimum purchase requirement. Unframed print collections start at £75 while digital collections start at £150.

All print / digital purchases will receive a complimentary “social-media optimised” copy of purchased images, ready to share on the platform of your choice.

Delivery costs will depend on the size and weight of the products you choose and will be added to your order. They are usually in the region of £6 - £10.


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 Frequently Asked Questions

What does a session involve?

Each session is designed around you and your dog(s)’ individual needs and we work together as a team to capture different aspects of their personality. During your pre-session consultation, I will ask about your preferences and your dog’s behaviours as well as any special requirements your dog may have, which I will then use to plan the best locations for our session. Be prepared for the unexpected as we explore woodland, fields and rivers to capture the perfect photo of your pooch!

Where are sessions held?

Sessions are normally held in on location at Hounds Without Bounds, where we enjoy beautiful rural settings with few interruptions from other people / dogs. We are also able to offer an enclosed space if you have any concerns about your dog being off lead. However if you have a specific location in mind (e.g. favourite walk or scenic spot), please do let me know so I can make arrangements. A mileage charge may apply if your preferred location is more than 10 miles from Warminster.

What happens after the session?

Afterwards, we will arrange a date for a private photo viewing. In the interim, I select the best photographs from the session and carry out post-production work to ensure your dog is looking at their best. At the viewing session, you will be presented a choice of images from which you can choose your favourites.

Will it be a problem if my dog…[insert behavioural / mobility issue here]?

It doesn’t matter if you have a dog who won’t sit still, an old dog, a young dog, a puppy, a black dog, a white dog, a reactive dog or a dog with recall issues - I can work with that! That said, a good “sit stay” is always beneficial and we recommend working on this ahead of the shoot if possible. And if they need to stay on the lead? No problem. We can either leave the lead on (and remove it in post-production work) or arrange to be in an enclosed area so that your dog can safely run free.

What about if I have a black or white dog?

The rumours are true, it can be a challenge to photograph monochrome dogs. However I’m sure Cwtch and Angel (below) would argue that black and white dogs look beautiful in photographs. If your dog is black / white / multicoloured, that’s no problem, we just need to plan your session to ensure we have optimum lighting conditions for your dog’s coat.

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What printed products do you offer? Can I purchase the digital images?

Fine art prints, canvases, handcrafted keepsakes and other printed items are priced separately. Before your session, it can be helpful for you to think about where and how you would like to display your images — would you prefer a stylish selection of mounted photos? A striking framed canvas? Or perhaps a modern acrylic or sleek aluminium print? If you are not sure, let me know - we can have a chat about the different options either after your photo session or at your viewing session.

While I am a firm believer in displaying your photos - whether on the wall or in an album - you do also have the option to purchase digital copies if you prefer. Each print / full-sized digital image purchased will come with a complimentary “social-media optimised” digital file (with a discreet watermark) for you to share on the platform of your choice.

Please get in touch for a full price list.

How much do print / digital products cost?

Ah, the million dollar question. Luckily, the answer is nearer “from £75.00” for a collection of smaller fine art prints.

How do I make a booking?

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Do you photograph other pets?

Yes! Although I specialise in dogs, that doesn’t mean that I’m against photographing other animals. In fact, I would love to work with other furry and feathered beasts, be that cats, horses, chickens, rabbits, pigs, ducks, geese, sheep, cow, llamas or any other weird and wonderful animals you may have. Get in touch! Let’s have a chat.

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