dog photographer Northamptonshire

PLANNING YOUR SESSION

getting to know you & your dog

When it comes to dog photography, planning is key! Your dog is unique, and that’s exactly what we want to capture during your session. When you book, I’ll take some time to get to know about you and your dog to learn their likes and dislikes, their favourite activities, and any special needs they may have. Your session will be built around your dog’s safety and wellbeing, so this is an important part of the experience.
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BOOKING YOUR SESSION

The first step is getting in touch via my contact form or by emailing me at hello@theartisanhound.co.uk.

I’ll usually respond within 24 hours and from there we can have a quick chat about your dog, either via email or over the phone. Once we’ve booked a date for your session, I’ll send out your welcome box, brimming with goodies to help you prepare for your session.

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THE QUESTIONNAIRE

When you book, I’ll send you a short questionnaire. This is really important, and helps me learn about your dog ahead of our session, including any specific fears or dislikes they might have, as well as any existing health conditions or allergies.

This information will help me prepare an experience that will make your dog feel comfortable and safe, from choosing a specific location, to bringing their favourite treats!

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CHOOSING A LOCATION

My photography sessions typically take place in and around Northamptonshire. I have a selection of locations that I use regularly where I know how to get the most out of the environment, but most importantly I want your dog to feel comfortable.

So, if you and your dog have a favourite walking spot, I’m more than happy to explore this as an option! Familiar places can help your dog settle more easily, resulting in more natural images.

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WHAT TO EXPECT ON THE DAY OF YOUR SHOOT

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

When are sessions available?

Sessions are available at weekends, and on selected weekday evenings during spring and summer months. This means that session availability can be limited, but I will always make an effort to accommodate ill or elderly dogs where time is sensitive. I usually recommend booking your session several weeks in advance if you have a specific date in mind, especially during the spring and autumn months!

To get the best images possible and create an enjoyable experience for everyone, we may need to reschedule your session if the weather forecast is dark, dreary or wet.

Where can my session take place?

The majority of my sessions take place at select locations within Northamptonshire. I’ve taken great care to choose a variety of locations where I know your dog will be comfortable and safe, and I’m confident that I can get the most out of the environment, giving you the best possible images. Sessions can take place further afield if you’re unable to make it to Northamptonshire – please note that there is a travel fee for sessions taking place outside a 20 mile radius of Northampton NN1.

Do you only photograph dogs?

In a nutshell – yes. I have years of experience working with dogs, understanding their behaviour and capturing every little quirk and detail – I know dogs, and I love everything about photographing them. I adore all things furry or four-legged, but I couldn’t claim to have the same level of knowledge or passion when it comes to equine or feline photography, for example. My specialism lies in canine portraiture, creating artwork that I’m truly passionate about in the confidence that the images you receive will be truly special.

My dog is ill/elderly – 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 take all the time necessary to capture you and your dog, and the special bond you share together.


FINE ART DOG PHOTOGRAPHER | NORTHAMPTONSHIRE, EAST MIDLANDS, UK AND BEYOND