Welcome to my favourite genre of photography. Professional pet and animal photographer. New Forest based, also covering Dorset, Bournemouth and Solent area
Dogs Horses Cats Camelids Small Mammals Reptiles and Amphibians Birds, including poultry.
Portable Pet Studio avaliable, which can either run from mains using constant lighting, or fully portable using flash. A wide range of backgrounds and props is avaliable. I am flexible in that I can provide a full studio for smaller animals, lighting and props or work with natural light alone.
The page devoted to the studio gives a list of equipment as well as some ideas regarding posing
Pre Session Advice
If I am coming to your home, stables or other location, I need to be sure I know where to come. I don't have a satnav, and would not rely on finding a location by using one. Also, I wouldn't trust a mobile phone signal.
If you are appearing in the shoot with your pet, I suggest dressing for a country walk or ride. Avoid bright coours, patterns or logos on clothing and bright colours on a lead or halter
While your horse or other pet should be cleaned and groomed, avoid looking as if you are going to a competition eg plaited mane
Ladies, if you have long hair and wish to alter your style during the shoot, better to start with hair loose and then restrain it. Also avoid excessive eye shadow, bright lipstick and foundation which is reflective
Will there be an assistant to get your pet's attention, such as pony nuts in a bowl or squeaky toy.
If your horse is skittish, I suggest he wears a bridle for the shoot
Firstly, and most important, your pet needs to be relaxed before the sesssion starts And to get that special shot needs patience. Cats are notorious for being uncoperative. (you own a dog, a cat owns you)
I prefer to wait until your pet is relaxed in what may be unfamiliar surrondings before commencing the shoot
Do you have a rescue pet? My previous dog, Jessie was rescued from a dog pound after being dumped as a stray, presumably because she was too lively (aren't all young dogs a bit like Marley?) At first, she was in something like shell shock, a lot of work and patience. After 13 years, sadly the dreaded DM caught up with her. Now I have Jester, a collie x kelpie (please, I'm not a GSD, and bark when I encounter something I don't understand)
I have the ability to add a wide range of effects such rainbows mist and flying fabrics, the last two with horses in mind that might spook if these effects were actual
Studio shoots from amphibians to dogs
Albums when uploaded - Stanpit 2017, September, October and December, Terrier racing Romsey show 2017,
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