Dog Photography Devon

Dramatic & Unique Dog Portraits

The Photo Shoot

Find out more about what to expect during your Dogs photoshoot

The Editing

After your shoot your images are professionally processed in Photoshop, it's where the magic happens

FAQ's

Do you have questions about what to expect & what is included? You may find the answers here

SIGNATURE RANGE

Dog Photography With Style

If you’re a dog lover like me and dream of displaying a unique piece of artwork starring your furry best friend, you’re in the right place. The Darkroom Signature Range is not only my signature style but also the passion that has won me countless awards.

With each photograph, my mission is to capture your pet at their very best, those quirky personalities, soulful eyes, and special moments that last a lifetime. This service is more than a standard photography session, it’s an experience, tailored to celebrate your dog’s individual personality and breed.

When I create the Signature Range portraits, I take into account every detail. Each edit is carefully planned to complement your dog’s colouring and surroundings. The goal? To provide you with a bespoke piece of artwork that you will cherish forever.

Working primarily with natural light, I expertly blend techniques to emphasize texture and form, create compelling compositions, and capture those unexpected, heart-melting moments. If additional lighting is necessary, it will be used subtly to keep the focus on the beauty of your pet and their natural surroundings.

Beyond the photo session, the Darkroom Signature Range aims to create exclusive wall art. I offer a selection of high-quality print products, from fine art canvases to contemporary metal prints. Each piece is carefully curated to ensure your pet’s portrait transforms into a stunning masterpiece at home or in your office.

And don’t worry if your dog doesn’t cooperate perfectly, or if you have a specific vision in mind. With over 20 years of experience using Photoshop, the possibilities for your photo shoot are endless. Perhaps you’d like a touch of magic in your dog’s portrait, a glowing butterfly, or a firefly? Or you want to combine a dramatic landscape with your pet’s portrait? Maybe you have multiple dogs who won’t all look at the camera together? No problem! I can swap heads, ears, eyes, and even backgrounds to create the perfect group shot or turn any idea into a reality. The only limit is our imagination.

So if you’re dreaming of a bespoke pet photography experience that results in a unique piece of artwork, please get in touch. And in the meantime, check out some of my before and after edits to see what can be achieved with the Darkroom Signature Range.

Natural Documentary

Naturally beautiful

If you’re like me, you know that every dog has its own charm and unique personality quirks that make us love them even more. That’s what the Natural Documentary Dog Photography service is all about. It’s a celebration of your dog’s individual personality and the everyday moments that fill our lives with joy.

Imagine a laid-back, outdoor photoshoot where your pet can feel comfortable in their own environment. Whether it’s capturing them playing fetch, rolling in the grass, or simply enjoying the sunshine on their fur, I aim to record these delightful, candid moments that show your pet’s true personality.

Natural light is the star of this service, illuminating your pet’s features and creating a soft, warm mood that enhances the authenticity of each image. Your dog’s portrait will not undergo heavy Photoshop edits; instead, I lightly edit the photos in Lightroom to ensure the natural beauty of your pet and their surroundings shines through.

If you’re looking for a way to document the beautiful, unscripted moments of your dog’s life in a way that feels true to them, then this is the service for you. Let’s create a collection of images that pay tribute to your best friend’s unique personality and the special bond you share. Please feel free to reach out if you have any questions or if you’re ready to capture the heartwarming authenticity of your pet with the Natural Documentary service.

Dog Photography Studio

Now Open

After asking you all on social media what you would like from your local dog photography studio, the most popular answer by far, was for digital digital files to be included. So that is exactly what I did.

There are three separate digital packages to choose from depending on your budget. Bronze includes 5 digital files, Silver includes 10 and Gold includes 10 high resolution digital files printable to 8×10”. Wall art and prints are of course available as usual and you can take a look on my prices and packages page to see is anything takes your fancy. Of course, you can also have a look at some of the print options and large wall art pieces at the studio too.

If you have any questions about a dog photography studio session please do not hesitate to contact me. I am always happy to help.

Coloured Powder (Holi Powder) Sessions

An Explosion Of Colour

Are you ready to add an explosion of colour to your dog’s portfolio? If so, then you’ll love the Coloured Powder Sessions. Inspired by the vibrant spirit of Holi, these sessions combine the energy and joy of your furry friend with an exciting splash of non-toxic coloured powder.

Imagine an action-filled photo shoot where your pet leaps over agility equipment, leaving a vivid trail of coloured powder in their wake. These dynamic, high-energy sessions capture the fun-loving spirit and athleticism of your pet in a whole new way.

Each image from these sessions is a celebration of movement and colour, producing lively and visually stunning portraits. The vibrant colours of the Holi powder will create a beautiful contrast with your pet’s natural colouring, resulting in a truly unique and captivating piece of artwork.

As with all my services, your pet’s safety and comfort are of paramount importance. Rest assured, the coloured powder used is completely safe and non-toxic.

Coloured Powder Sessions are an excellent choice if you’re looking for something different, something that captures the playful, active side of your pet and provides you with a spectacular portrait that you’ll love showing off.

The sessions include all the low-resolution digital images from the shoot, with an option to upgrade to high-resolution files for just an additional £100.

Ready to create a vibrant, joyful, and colourful memory with your pet? Don’t hesitate to get in touch if you have any questions about the Coloured Powder Sessions or if you’re ready to book an unforgettable photography experience for your pet.

Any questions? I can help.

If you can't find what you are looking for online, give me a call on 01392 927 907

Know what you want and ready to book?

Book your studio or on location photography experience right here.

You can contact me easily online

You can message me here, on Facebook or Instagram

Artwork Packages

Beautiful and totally unique artwork for your home

Outdoor sessions can take place anywhere in the world. For a location outside of the local area, please contact me to discuss travel options. Each session will result in 15-15 final photographic pieces for you to choose from. Almost all of our clients opt for wall art or wall galleries, with most investing between £1000 and £3000 in their bespoke, hand made artwork. *Travel over 25 miles from the studio is charged at 50p per mile

  • Signature Portrait Session
  • £ 199 Dogs & Horses
    • Pre-shoot consultation face to face or by phone
    • Travel to a local destination of your choice
    • 1-2 hour photo shoot
    • Face-to-face photograph reveal session
    • One fully retouched digital image printable to 8×10″
    • Option to purchase additional products
  • Documentary
  • £ 199 from
    • Pre-shoot consultation face to face or by phone
    • Travel to a local destination of your choice
    • 1-2 hour photo shoot
    • All images edited naturally in Lightroom
    • Option to separately purchase low and high resolution digitals, prints or wall art
  • Studio Portrait Session
  • £ 175 Dogs and small furries
    • Pre-shoot consultation face to face or by phone
    • 1 hour photo shoot with Mandy at her purpose built studio in Woodbury near Exeter.
    • Face-to-face photograph reveal session
    • Five fully retouched digital images printable to 8×10″
    • Option to purchase additional products

Testimonials

What do the humans have to say?

Dog Studio Photography
25/02/24

Sooty & Pepper

I can’t recommend Mandy highly enough, she is a fantastic photographer and was so great with our dogs. Having not done a studio shoot with the dogs before I wasn’t sure how they would be but Mandy made sure they loved the entire experience. From desensitising them to the lights and noises in the studio to getting the perfect poses with props and furniture she was brilliant. Will certainly be back in the future and have recommended her to all my friends with Pets!

Nick Halse
Dog Photography Studio
14/08/23

Dodger, Sasha & Winnie

Mandy has to be one of the most talented photographers i know! She is able to capture all my dogs beautifully and really knows how to show their individual personalities. Every single photo just takes my breath away!

Abbie Christopher
Best dog photography studio
09/03/24

Rosie & Willow

I couldn’t recommend Mandy any more, she is truly amazing. Mandy spent a lot of time making sure my dogs were comfortable in the studio and desensitised to the lighting and noises before we even started, and that was after all the time we spent drying them off! She was professional throughout but so friendly and welcoming at the same time. The pictures are just perfect and ones I will treasure for life, I will be recommending her to every equine and dog person I know and cannot wait to have more photos done! 10,000/10 star rating!

Sophie Hosking
Sept 2022

Cotton

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.

Val Milton
27th June 2022

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.

Christina Dove
28th Feb 2022

Luna

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 !

Lee Anne Stanford
25 May 2022

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.

Caron Loveridge
d

News & Information

What is happening at the Darkroom Photography?