Studio shoots


The studio

My studio is located in Northampton NN4 - easy to find and easy to park.


It's a quiet, compact space ideal for creating portraits of dogs and other small pets (and their owners) against a variety of backdrops.

Please note that flash photography is used in the studio.


Why choose a

studio shoot?

Choosing the type of shoot that is right for you, your pet, and the type of image you'd love to have, is an important part of the planning of your Pet Photography Experience - it's something we discuss up front.

A studio shoot can be a good choice for a young dog, an elderly dog, or when you'd like a beautiful headshot image, or a detailed portrait of your pet.

Most dogs relax in the studio, but not all.  If your dog is anxious in new or compact spaces an outdoor shoot in a familiar location might be more appropriate.


A studio shoot

works best for...

  • Dogs that feel more secure in an enclosed space

  • Portraits & head shots

  • Photographing you and your pet together

  • Pets that are relatively "low energy"

  • Puppies

  • Older pets

  • Pets with certain anxiety issues which mean that an outdoor shoot may not be safe

  • Dogs that enjoy relaxing on the sofa, or a chair

  • Owners with limited mobility (subject to access suitability)


What happens

on the day

Being in a new place and meeting someone new means we always start off with your pet getting comfortable with their surroundings, and of course me and my equipment.  This usually involves tasty treats scattered around the floor and a lot of sniffing!


We'll go through the plan for the session and discuss how we'll work together to achieve a gallery of images for you to choose from later.

The session usually lasts around 60 minutes with lots of short breaks to maintain a relaxed environment and keep your pet interested.