Contemporary canine portraiture

Hello

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Contemporary canine portraiture

Let's create beautiful wall art as unique as your own dog

My name's Rob and I love to photograph dogs. My specialism is creating unique pieces of wall art celebrating your four-legged friends.

Every canine companion has a distinct personality, and a well-loved one is part of the family. My philosophy is that your dog deserves a portrait, not just a nice photo to put on Facebook.

If you want to capture the essence of your furry companion then get in touch. Together we will create a distinctive portrait that brings out their unique character.

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How it works

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Dog photography, as easy as 1-2-3

Getting a beautiful and unique portrait of your furry friend is a simple and enjoyable experience in three stages:

1: The COnsultation

First, get in touch on 07800 877932 or by using the form below.

We'll arrange a meeting, video chat or phone call. You can tell me more about your doggy, their story and personality. We will discuss why you're looking at commissioning a pet portrait and what kind of end result you are looking for out of the experience.

Then we'll agree a time and place for the photoshoot.

2: The Photoshoot

I'll set up the equipment and we'll make sure your dog is nice and settled.

We'll chat about what kinds of images you're looking for. If we're shooting at your home you can show me where you're thinking of hanging your forthcoming doggy art.

Then comes the fun part of the experience! We'll get a variety of shots to capture the distinctive character, poses and expressions of your dog.

3: The Selection

About a week later is the viewing and ordering session. I'll come to your home to show you the best images from the photoshoot. You decide which ones best capture your dog's character.

I'll show you samples of products. We'll discuss the suitability of different styles and sizes. We'll also look at the spaces you have in mind for displaying your images.

After the session I'll create your wall art and gift products and deliver them to you!

 

The question I get asked more than any other...

"My dog is hyperactive / nervous / totally untrained – how will you get them to sit still for long enough to get a good shot?!"

It'll be fine... no training, no problem :-)

Don't worry if your pooch is sometimes nervous or excitable. Lots of people think their pup is "impossible to photograph". I'm very patient and have lots of treats and squeaky toys to keep their attention.

Almost every dog on these pages was giddy, bouncy or shy for at least some of the shoot. Some of them were still on leads held by their owners (the magic of Photoshop!).

Your dog only has to sit still for about 1/200th of a second. My job is to point the camera at them at just the right time!

So don't be put off enquiring because your dog is "a bit of a handful" – they're the ones with character and make the best photos!

 
 

Packages

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Pet photoshoot packages

All the photoshoot experiences include a pre-shoot consultation. It'll also include travel to your home or favoured location. Your personalised shoot usually lasts around an hour. We'll keep going until we've got the shots you want though!

If you opt to have the shoot at home, I'll bring backdrops and lighting. We'll create a pop-up studio right there.

Dog photography comprehensive package

Prestige

  • Pre-shoot consultation

  • Personalised photoshoot experience

  • Edited selection of images to choose from

  • Magnificent 40x30" heirloom quality 320gsm canvas wall art*

  • Social media optimised digital copies of all prints bought

Available for an investment of £350

* Can be exchanged for other products of similar value

Dog photography flexible package

Popular

  • Pre-shoot consultation

  • Personalised photoshoot experience

  • Edited selection of images to choose from

  • 16x12" ready-to-frame mounted and matted print on professional quality photographic paper*

  • Social media optimised digital copies of all prints bought

Available for an investment of £150

* Can be exchanged for other products of similar value

Dog photography simple package

Pure & Simple

  • Pre-shoot consultation

  • Personalised photoshoot experience

  • Edited selection of images to choose from

  • No included products – simply choose from a range of wall art and gift prints

  • Social media optimised digital copies of all prints bought

Available for an investment of £75

 
Puppy photography package

Special collections

Sometimes there's a particular reason why you'd like to have your dog's portrait taken. I've put together a couple of special packages for those occasions.

If you're welcoming a new arrival, use the enquiry form below to ask about the 'Puppy's First Year' package.

If you're looking to celebrate a beloved pet that's moving closer to the end of its time with you, ask about the 'Tribute' package.

Senior dog photography package
 
 

Product options

Paw Prints works with the best professional photography laboratories in the UK to create prestige, fine art products using the best quality materials. These personalised pieces of wall art will surpass the quality of anything an individual can source from consumer photo production websites.

You can choose from a range of four wall art sizes in four materials (acrylic, canvas, framed and mounted), plus three sizes of unmounted gift prints. Product prices range from £40 to £490, so there should be something to suit your desired investment level.

 
 

About

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Paw Prints Pet Photography

Paw Prints is a boutique dog photography business based in North Yorkshire. It's run by me, Rob Townsend.

I've been passionate about dogs and photography for a long time now. A couple of years ago I decided to combine the two.

For the last few years I've been studying for an arts degree in photography. This grounding in the arts have given me a new perspective on what makes a compelling image. I bring this to my canine portraiture.

We have two lovely dogs ourselves. Jasper the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel is the barky one. Henry the Bedlington Terrier is the bouncy one. It was photographing these two that got me started.

Follow Paw Prints on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to keep up on news, offers and pictures of cute doggies!

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Associate Member of the Association of Photographers

 

Enquire

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Enquire about a portrait of your dog

If you'd like a beautiful, unique photographic portrait of your own beloved pet, I'd love to hear from you.

You can call on 07800 877932, email on pawprints@townsend.photo or complete the form below.

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