Dog Photographer & Horse Photographer

Pet Photographer Of The Year 2022 | Equine Photographer Of The Year 2022

Dog Photography

Find out more about what to expect during your Dog Photography experience

Equine Photography

Find out more about what to expect during your Equine Photography experience

Photography Shop

Stunning fine art prints for animal lovers, gifts and vouchers too.

Welcome To

The Darkroom Photography

Hello & welcome to The Darkroom Photography, my name is Mandy and I specialise in Dog Portraits/Dog Photography  & Equine Photography. I am the current Regional Pet & Equine Photographer Of The Year 2022, with a worldwide following and an instantly recognisable style. I qualified as a Fellow of the Master Photographers in Dog portraiture in December 2021 and in January became the International Illustrative Photographer of the Year 2021, which is the achievement I am most proud of to date.

My photography style is cinematic, dramatic and technically of the highest of standards. Each piece is meticulously edited to produce a unique & breathtaking statement piece for your home. I use one of the UK’s leading print houses to ensure your pet is displayed on the best quality materials, with the correct fixings and most importantly a large choice of options to suit your personal taste.

Your pet is an individual and your photography experience will be too. The photo shoot itself is relaxed and informal so that your four legged friend will have the best possible experience. My customers often describe their shoot as a lovely walk, with a new friend and a camera. Once your shoot is complete the best photo’s will be selected and professionally edited to create something truly unique and special.

If you would like to find out what to expect during your dog photography or equine photo shoot experience then please get in contact or take a look at what my customers have to say.

I hope to hear from you soon,

Mandy Newby FMPA

PHOTO EDITING

Over 20 years experience using industry leading editing software

One of the questions I get asked a lot, often by other photographers is, how do you edit like that? I cannot stress enough that this style of photography is not point and click with a preset added in bulk. You will not end up with a thousand photo’s that all look vaguely similar from me. The best photo’s from hundreds taken on your pet photo shoot will be selected to be professionally edited in Adobe Photoshop. My work is a blend of traditional pet portrait photography and digital art. This part of the process is what takes up over 80% of the time in creating your pets gallery and the results are quite dramatic. This skill in post processing is the reason most people choose me to photograph their pets. You will come away with a totally unique, one off piece of artwork that cannot be reproduced.

With over 20 years experience using Photoshop the options for your photo shoot are endless. I often get asked for a touch of magic in my dog portraits, maybe a glowing butterfly or a firefly. For those landscape lovers I can combine a dramatic long exposure of your favourite location with your pets portrait. Do you have lots of dogs that won’t all look at the camera together? Or is one sneezing or blinking? No problem. I can swap heads, ears, eyes, composite individual portraits & swap backgrounds for that perfect group shot. Want something totally different? I can do that too. Turning horses into water, swapping the background from a beach to a church, dogs sleeping on fluffy clouds in the sky, our imagination is the only limit.
If you would like to speak to me about an idea you have for your photoshoot please do get in touch. In the mean time please check out some of my before and after edits to see what can be achieved.

Wall Art & Prints

Unique statement pieces for your home

Having a professional photographer photograph your pet is an experience you will never forget. Images that wouldn’t look out of place in an art gallery are created especially for statement pieces take pride of place in your home. For more information on what products are available please check out my products and pricing page.

The photo shoot fee includes travel to the location of your choice and a minimum two hour photo shoot with your pet (s). After the photo shoot several hours will be dedicated to going through the hundreds of images taken during our shoot, only the very best will be selected for a full edit. Five images will be artistically edited to complement the model and their surroundings. Each edit takes nearly two hours to complete so your completed image gallery will be ready to view in 5 working days. Additional edits can be purchased if requested.

You will also receive one mounted Photo Rag 300gm Fine Art print which you can pick once you’ve seen your gallery. You are under no obligation to purchase any other products but if you would like too please take a look at our product guide. Our product packages offer a significant reduction from the retail price list.

*Travel over 25 miles is charged at 40p per mile

Artwork Packages

Beautiful and totally unique artwork for your home

  • Standard Package
  • £ 199 Start here
    • Travel to a destination of your choice
    • 2 hour minimum photo shoot
    • Up to 5 photo’s to choose from
    • One mounted 16 x 12 inch fine art print
    • Option to purchase additional products
  • Artwork Lover
  • £ 650 Handmade in the UK
    • Travel to a destination of your choice
    • 2 hour Photoshoot
    • 5 professionally edited images to choose from
    • 30 x 20″ Wall Art Statement Piece
    • Three 16×12″ Mounted Fine Art Prints
  • Deluxe Digital
  • £ 995 High Resolution Print Ready
    • Travel to a destination of your choice
    • 2 hour Photoshoot
    • 5 professionally edited mages to choose from
    • 5 High Resolution Digital Files
    • Personalised Keepsake Box & USB
    • Five 16×12″ Mounted Fine Art Prints

Testimonials

What do the humans have to say?

12 May 21

Polly and Mishka

What an amazing experience. My dog and I went for a lovely walk, both enjoying the woods and the company, whilst Mandy snapped away with her camera. I have been kept up to date with all the editing and received sneak previews of what’s to come. Thoroughly professional and enjoyable. I would highly recommend to anyone that wants a beautiful keepsake. Thank you Mandy

Polly Coates
14 Nov 21

Niska

We had such an amazing experience with Mandy. We were recommended her by a friend and certainly were not disappointed. We were truthfully a little nervous about the shoot as our husky was only 9 months old and we worried she would not be able to get any usable photographs. She was so friendly and approachable it just felt like a lovely walk on Dartmoor. Our dog was so comfortable and really enjoyed it. We were absolutely shocked at the results they are so beautiful. Her editing is outstanding and the whole experience was amazing. We 100% cannot recommend enough and have already told our dog friends all about it and showed them the amazing pictures! Thank you so much!

Martin McClaughlin
26 Nov 21

Cruz

A lovely walk in a beautiful location and in good company. Mandy was professional and friendly from the time of booking and throughout the whole experience. Cruz loved the attention and Mandy captured some wonderful photos of him, the images she has edited speak for themselves. Memories of a very special occasion and images to last forever. Thank you so much.

Tracey Mingo
29 Aug 21

Sooty

What a brilliant experience with this very talented lady! Mandy immediately put me at my ease as she is friendly, relaxed and totally non-demanding. I have to admit to being a little anxious that I might be wasting her time since Sooty is normally pretty camera shy, preferring to look away from any camera pointed at him. However, I needn’t have worried, since she is quick to catch the right pose in the right moment and the right light - and the results are stunning! If you want a ‘wow’ photograph of your dog, then I absolutely recommend The Darkroom! Thank you so much Mandy!

Sue Halse
17 Sept 21

Mickey & Tikka

I was lucky enough to go out on a shoot with my 2 dogs at Burrator. Mandy had such an amazing rapport with both my dogs, but there was also an instant connection with her and my collie - i would say that they had met before! She was such an easy person to talk to, it felt just like a walk with a friend. And then there are the images - Oh my days!! They are magical!! She has really captured their personalities and produced such stunning works of art. I cannot stop looking at the pictures and smiling!!

Georgina Davies
27 Sept 21

Lacey & Aspen

We have had the pleasure of working with Mandy at The Darkroom on a couple of occasions now and have been blown away by not only her professionalism, but the standard of her work. We are absolutely delighted with the photos that we have received and we are extremely excited to be working with her more in the future to create some fantastic images.

Alice Lily
Dog portrait testimonial
December 03, 2020

Red & Blue on the Farm

We had a blast with our recent photo shoot! Mandy is lovely and quickly made our dogs feel at ease. She wasn’t bothered having two over enthusiastic Rottweilers bounding at her when she arrived either, which was a plus! I was amazed how well the boys and Itchy posed for her! Mandy was so good with our pups and they loved being centre of attention (as always!) The photos are stunning and I would definitely recommend her photography. Thank you Mandy

Helen Kirby
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