Your Dog Photo Shoot
Your session is as unique as your pet
Your dog photo shoot is tailored to you and the connection you have with your beloved four legged friend. We choose a meaningful location and have a minimum of two hours to capture your pet enjoying the great outdoors.
The shoot itself is a relaxing and stress free experience. Most of my customers describe it as a fun walk in the woods with a friend and her camera. It is always a good idea to bring plenty of treats, be it high value food like cheese for dogs or Polo’s for horses. If your pet isn’t food motivated then a favourite toy will work just as well.
As we are working outside we need to me mindful of the weather conditions. I keep an eye on the forecast up until the day of your shoot. If the weather isn’t suitable we will simply rearrange for another day.
Sensible clothing and footwear are advisable to avoid slips or injury and a collar/head collar and lead are essential to keep your pets under control as and when necessary.
The shoot is and should be a fun experience for everyone. If you are in anyway apprehensive about any aspects of your shoot please do give me a call.
Statement Pieces and Galleries
What to expect from your Dog Photo Shoot
Experience unparalleled luxury and artistry in the realm of professional pet photography and expert post-production. Each piece is meticulously crafted to immortalise your cherished companions with a bespoke pet photography experience.
Your experience begins with a pre-shoot consultation, where we can meet in person at my dedicated pet photography studio or connect via telephone or Zoom to discuss your vision. We will then journey to a local destination of your choosing, where I will work my magic during a 1-2 hour session tailored to your pet’s personality and your artistic vision.
Upon completion of your gallery, you will be cordially invited to a private, face-to-face reveal session hosted at my purpose-built pet photography studio near Exeter. This intimate unveiling will showcase 8-15 masterfully crafted photographic pieces for your selection.
Embellish your walls with the timeless elegance of our bespoke, handmade-in-the-UK artwork. Our discerning clientele typically gravitates towards wall art or wall galleries, investing between £500 and £3000 in these captivating mementos that celebrate the bond between pet and owner.
Please note that travel exceeding 25 miles from the studio will incur an additional charge of 50p per mile, ensuring the utmost convenience and flexibility for your personalised pet photography experience.
Gallery Quality Artwork Of Your Pet
Your Dog Photo Shoot Experience
What would you like to achieve from your photo shoot? The first step is tol discuss what you are looking for from your pet photography experience. Whether its a long exposure landscape composited with your pet or some quirky wide angle portraits to be displayed as a gallery wall, we will work together to make sure your objectives are met.
Pet Photo Shoot
Your pet photo shoot will either be at a location of your choice or at my custom built pet photography studio in Exeter, maybe even both. The shoot itself will be fun for everyone, lots of treats, lots of praise and lots of fuss.
Your images will be ready to view in approximately 2 weeks from your photoshoot. You and your pet will be invited to the studio to select your favourite images and discuss your printing and product options.
There is nothing quite like seeing the outstanding quality of your images in print. If you have selected fine art prints or a luxury statement piece you will not be disappointed. All of the artwork is hand crafted here in the UK and for every piece of wall art purchased a tree is planted too.
What do the humans have to say?
What an absolutely delightful way to spend an afternoon. Walking in the woods with my dog and the immensely talented Mandy. Not only is she an amazing photographer, but a genuinely lovely person. We had so much fun creating beautiful photographic art.
Winston & Louie
We booked Mandy for a mini photoshoot. 3 dogs (incl a puppy & a lunatic Sprocker). TBH was panicking about how well they would pose/behave, but we had a lovely morning walking through the bluebells & along river at Hembury Woods with Mandy clicking away and with us encouraging the furbies. Thoroughly enjoyed ourselves & best of all we absolutely adore the finished pictures!! Mandy did an awesome job & we would & do happily recommend her to anyone who would like a beautiful keepsake/memory of their much loved pets - thank you so much Mandy.
Highly recommend The Darkroom . We booked the photoshoot as I wanted one or two nice photos with hope to have one hanging on the wall in my lounge. I was slightly apprehensive as I didn’t know what to expect as I would describe my dog as a “free spirit” and not one that you could pose for a shot! So, it went like this …. We went for a normal lovely dog walk, my dog done her usual running around like a lunatic, got dirty, done some hunting and swimming, we were joined by the photographer who was super friendly with a absolute passion for dogs. I am still in shock about how amazing the photos turned out. A normal dog walk with an end result of photos that look like they should be in high end magazine. So beautiful - I’m still in shock !
Barclay & Buddy
Loved our shoot, Mandy is amazing and defo got the best out of my fur babies. My only regret is not knowing about her before I lost my Alfie 18 months ago, as I know Mandy could have left me with precious pictures that I would have had forever. Would highly recommend her, she is not only fabulous at what she does but really puts you at ease and loves all fur babies.
Yogi & Teddy
Mandy was absolutely amazing with our dogs and we got the most beautiful pictures despite some dodgy weather! We had 4 dogs between us who, although very well behaved, aren't the best at sitting still, and it made no difference to the outcome of the photos so definitely don't worry if your dogs aren't super models! Mandy also edited a special picture for my Mum with some magical butterflies as she had seen another magic edit and wanted one of her dog.. Mandy did this straight away for us which was so lovely of her. Would 10000% recommend to anyone who is looking for some everlasting memories of their fur babies
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
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!
FAQ'S AND AWARDS
Multi Award Winning Devon Photographer
Do I get all of the digitals?
Digitals are not included for outdoor photo shoot sessions but can be purchased separately if desired. In the studio however, each package includes a number of high resolution digitals each printable to 8×10″.
Do you only photograph pets?
I am a pet photographer so I predominantly photograph animals but I do make exception for those that would like to be photographed with their furry best friend. Whether that is a horse and rider, or a special bond between a child and their dog I am always happy to capture those special connections.
My pet is elderly or terminally sick can you fit us in?
I will always do my best to make room in my schedule for an elderly or terminally ill pet. I can usually book you in on short notice and will make sure the location and pace of the shoot is suitable. The pace will be determined by how your pet is feeling on the day. I will always allow plenty of time and keep the session fun to get the most out of your dog or horse.
I have a reactive dog can I still have a photoshoot?
Of course. We can either select a public area that is very quiet or work on private property to ensure we are not disturbed. Leads and collars can be removed in post production so there is never any fear that your dog may be out of control. If you have a reactive or nervous dog, just let me know and can come up with a plan that will ensure everyone is safe, happy and confident.
My dog won't pose or look at the camera
This is what I hear the most and the truth is, they always do. Dogs are eager to please and eager for treats best food or a toy. That accompanied with a strange lady with a massive lens, lying on the floor making silly noises, we have a recipe for success. The photoshoot is the fun bit for both us humans and the dogs too. You will probably find that your dog finds places to pose long after the shoot has been completed.
What will I need to bring?
A collar and lead, or head collar and lead rope are essential on any photoshoot to maintain control of your pet in public areas, where necessary. Sensible footwear and clothing are advised to help prevent slips or injury.
Treats in the form of food or a favourite toy are the perfect bribery for performance. Horses are generally happy to stand elegantly for polos and dogs a ball or high value treat are all that’s required.
Can I share my shoot with someone else?
Of course you can share your shoot with someone else. Be aware that some shoot packages only come with one free print though so you might need to fight over who gets the print.
What if the shoot doesn't go to plan?
There are a number of reasons a shoot might not go to plan. The most common is the weather. I always keep an eye on the forecast and keep you uptown date up until the day of the shoot but sometimes the Met Office just get it wrong. If anything causes the shoot to be disrupted we will just re-arrange for another day.