Any photography studio can take pet photos. What sets our photographs apart is our attention to detail.
We approach pet photography as fine art. With a natural affinity for animals, Dominic puts his observational powers to work to see the qualities that make your pet unique. Then, he puts your four-legged family member into the perfect setting to show off their personality.
To capture the personality and unique beauty of each pet, Dominic photographs them on location in parks, beaches, at home—or even on the street, documentary style. With stunning headshots in natural or studio lighting, he produces fine wall art in both metal and acrylic.
We offer four types of photo art sessions that range from £149 to £349. Those prices cover photoshoots on locations in Central London, Bath, Winchester, Salisbury, Southampton and Southsea. Also up to 25 miles from his Southampton base.
Dominic’s ‘London Life’ sessions cover Zones 1 and 2, with additional travel incurring a 50p per mile charge. For additional travel, we charge 50p per mile.
The session fee covers the following services:
Clients can apply the session fee as a credit toward their purchases of wall art, digital files, and other products. Please note: Digital files are not included in your session fee.
The session fees work in the opposite way! You only pay a non-refundable reservation retainer to hold a space for your session. After the completed shoot, 100% of that reservation retainer becomes a payment credit towards any products during the ordering appointment.
Although he is based in Southampton, he has easy access to London, New Forest, Salisbury, Bath, and all areas in between. Dominic can travel further but there is charge for travel expenses and time.
Art reflects who you are, your tastes and loves. A large creative picture of your dog can create a visual impact in your home. The most popular choices for pet wall art are metal and acrylic prints. The prints last 75 years if kept out of direct or strong sunlight. Metal prints are lighter than framed prints and are easy to maintain. This is why they create a wow factor when visitors see your home. You can even hang them in the bathroom without spoiling the print.
Metal and acrylic prints can be purchased unframed or framed, depending on your choice. We also offer traditional framed prints to suit your home. Wall art comes in a variety of styles and finishes, starting at £159.
All wall art is signed at the back by the photographer.
Many dogs are naturally fine with the camera and flash, but sometimes some are nervous about being photographed! This is not a problem if they are restless, as my camera can capture a moment at a fast shutter speed. There are other techniques that would help to get the best out of them. If there an issue or something we should know, please tell me. We will spend extra time to get the right photograph if necessary.
The safety of the public, our clients and dogs come first. Most of our shots are done on a leash, and we simply airbrush them out in Photoshop (no charge). It is easier to control a dog in front of the lens. We very rarely let dogs off the leash unless their owners are 110% confident in recalling the dog in any situation. In certain places, like urban areas, it is a must to keep dogs on a leash even with the most well-behaved dogs. We use show leads for portrait shots and a long line for action shots.
Sometimes clients know exactly what they want, or they are overwhelmed with choices. Yes, we are there to help you to make an informed decision on choosing the right images and presentation. One tip is to decide where your wall art should go and measure up. This will put you in the right direction.
Yes, this may be done casually in the 'Happy Dog' session but if you are specificic about having a portrait with your dog then choose the 'Best Friends' Session. It would mean we only photograph you and the dog. We want to focus on getting the right picture in our limited time frame.
Simply fill out the session inquiry form. Sessions are often booked a few weeks in advance. However, sessions for the spring, summer and autumn get snapped up quickly, so we advise you to book early and pre-pay for your reservation.
Don't worry if you must change a date in advance due to something unforeseen, or we are unlucky with the weather. We can change the date for you without your losing your paid fee.
Most clients prefer prints of dogs in colour because simply they feel it is better. Black and white does not always work for them. However, sometimes black and white photos can have a big visual impact to the eye if done the right way and presented well. All sessions are done in colour and the final choice can be converted to black and white.