Natural Documentary Dog Photography
The Authentic Experience
For all dog lovers who appreciate the beauty in everyday moments, my Natural Documentary service is your perfect match. This service aims to celebrate the pure and unaffected charm of your furry friend in their natural environment, illuminating the joy they bring to your life every single day.
During these relaxed, outdoor sessions, I focus on capturing your pet in their most genuine state, engaging in their favourite activities. Whether it’s a playful romp through the fields, a tranquil moment under a tree, or a simple contented look as they enjoy the breeze on their fur, each image captures the essence of your pet.
I utilize natural light to emphasize the beauty of your pet’s individuality. The resulting images are true-to-life, without heavy edits or alterations. Instead, I lightly touch up the photos in Lightroom to let your pet’s natural beauty shine through.
With the Natural Documentary service, you don’t just get a snapshot of your pet – you get a series of heartfelt moments encapsulating their personality and your shared bond.
So, if you’re yearning for a collection of beautiful images that radiate authenticity and embody the special moments you share with your furry friend, reach out and let’s chat about your Natural Documentary session. These photos will not only preserve beautiful memories of your pet but will also serve as a testament to the joy and love they bring to your life.
What to expect from your documentary shoot
Digital files are included
Every photo session I offer includes a comprehensive pre-shoot consultation. This initial discussion can take place in person at my welcoming studio located in Woodbury, or if you prefer, we can converse over the phone or via a Zoom call. During this consultation, I’ll get to know you and your pet better, understand your expectations, and outline the photo session’s creative direction to ensure it perfectly encapsulates your pet’s unique personality.
Following our consultation, I’ll travel to a local destination of your choice for the actual photo shoot, which typically lasts between 1 to 2 hours. This could be a place where your pet feels comfortable and at ease or a location that holds a special significance to you and your furry friend.
The Natural Documentary photoshoot is reasonably priced at just £199. This price covers the travel and shoot itself.
Rather than a face-to-face gallery reveal, the Natural Documentary service offers a digital experience. Upon completion of the photo session and post-processing work, your images will be uploaded to an online gallery. From here you can view and purchase the photo’s you desire from the comfort of your home, cherishing each moment at your own pace.
Each picture, capturing the unscripted beauty of your dog’s life, offers a glimpse into their world that you can revisit again and again. With Natural Documentary, you don’t just get images; you get memories distilled into pixels, capturing the authentic personality of your furry friend.
So if you are drawn to capturing real moments, and genuine pet personalities, the Natural Documentary service is for you. Reach out to book your session and embark on this journey of creating heartfelt memories with your furry friend.
Please note that while I am more than happy to travel for your photo shoot, any journey exceeding 25 miles from the studio will incur a mileage charge at a rate of 50p per mile. This allows me to provide my services across a broader range while covering the costs associated with travel.
If you have any questions about the process or are ready to embark on this unique photographic journey, please do not hesitate to contact me. I am always here to assist you in creating a memorable and cherished visual narrative of your pet’s life.
Documentary Shoot Product Pricing
Products and Pricing
*prices are subject to change
Large Web File ………………………. £8.75
High Res Print File ………………………. £16.00
BUSINESS MULTI SAVER IMAGES
3 Large Web Files ………………………. £25.00
5 Large Web Files Files ………………………. £40.00
10 Large Web Files Files ………………………. £75.00
15 Large Web Files Files ………………………. £105.00
20 Large Web Files Files ………………………. £120.00
5 Super High Res Files – Print File ………………………. £75.00
10 Super High Res Files – Print File ………………………. £130.00
20 Super High Res Files – Print File ………………………. £220.00
6 x 4” ………………………. £05.00
7 x 5” ………………………. £10.00
8 x 6” ………………………. £11.00
10 x 8” ………………………. £12.00
12 x 8” ………………………. £15.00
11 x 14” ………………………. £20.00
20 x 16” ………………………. £24.50
30 x 20” ………………………. £44.00
MULTI SAVER PRINTS
Five 7 x 5” ………………………. £40.00
Five 10 x 8” ………………………. £50.00
Ten 5 x 7” ………………………. £70.00
Ten 10 x 8” ………………………. £95.00
Natural Artwork Of Your Pet
Your Dog Photo Shoot Experience
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.