Professional pet and animal photographer. New Forest based, also covering East Dorset, the Purbecks, Bournemouth, Southampton, and West Hampshire
Happiness begins with a wet nose and ends with a waggy tail
Everything Pets Dog show Hordle Rocket Dog
Romsey Show official photographer. Gundogs event
As with all my pet and animal photography sessions, the most important thing to me is that your pet is relaxed before the session starts to capture the essential character of your pet. From the playfulness of puppies to the older dog, contented before the hearth, also agility, flyball, terrier racing, gundogs, sheepdogs, working dogs, guard dogs, I aim to capture that special moment, the character of your dog, through a personal and professional photography session, and to provide quality products which will be a permanent reminder of your special friend
Dogs are my specialty, and I will either come to you or meet at a location of your choice within 25 miles of Lymington (excluding the Isle of Wight) as part of my basic package, travel to the IOW, or further afield by negotiation.
There are many stunning locations literally on my doorstep starting with Pennington Marshes and local beaches as well as the New Forest, although I am more familiar with the southern half.
When shooting at home or outdoors, I like using one or two lighting accessories which can be as simple as a reflector using natural light to make a subtle difference in lifting the shadows. Another is the Walimart reflective umbrella on a stand with flash, I do, however, insist on it being tied down to prevent it being blown or knocked over while working outdoors.
With active dogs, a favourite of mine is to have the owner behind or to one side and call the dog. Then photograph it as it runs past.
However, it is your session, please discuss with me what you want from the shoot. One of my mentors had a student who stated he wanted to be a photographer to be his own boss. "Well, Jeff replied, "You've chosen the wrong profession because everyone who enters your studio is your boss."
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