Pet Portraits

Animals make wonderful subjects for photography, and a professionally taken portrait of your favourite pet or pets is a lasting reminder of their friendship and loyalty.

My goal when photographing pets is to really show their character and bring out their natural grace and nobility. I love to show them in their environment – whether this is in their own home or outdoors. To me, a sterile studio backdrop says nothing about an animal’s character. Photographing a dog outdoors where they love to go walking, or a cat on its own territory (whether in the home or outside) is really how I like to capture them.

Establishing a level of  understanding is crucial for pet photography. Having lived my whole life with cats and dogs, I feel that I am well able to empathise and communicate with them. In addition to undertaking pet portrait commissions for clients, I have also done voluntary work for several animal welfare organizations, including South Yorkshire Animal Rescue and the Sheffield Cats Shelter.

One hour’s photography at your own home or on location for only £40.00.

This is my standard pet photography package. It includes an hour’s photography at your home, or at a location in Derbyshire, within a 10 mile radius of Chesterfield (I am happy to travel further afield, subject to a small extra charge for mileage). An hour is usually essential to give the pet time to get used to me, and establish the trust that is so vital. During that hour, I take an unlimited number of photographs, which I then put in a password-protected gallery of proof images on my website for you to view at your leisure. You can then order professionally printed enlargements (with a lifetime guarantee) in a whole range of sizes – from 7.5″x5″ right up to 24″x16″ – which can also be supplied mounted on various materials, printed on canvas, or framed (details and prices available on request).

If you require a more bespoke service – for example if you have several pets that you would like to have photographed at the same time – please contact me to discuss your requirements.

 

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