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2022 CHARITY CALENDAR PROJECT

2022 CHARITY CALENDAR PROJECT

I'm quite embarassed that it's taken me this long, but halfway through the year I thought it might be nice to share some photos from my most recent Charity Calendar Project! After the success of 2018/19 I was itching to shoot another calendar. Unfortunately COVID had...

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What is a legacy?

What is a legacy?

We often think about the term 'legacy' in a very human way, but I firmly believe that our pets leave a unique legacy all of their own, something that deserves to be remembered and celebrated.  When we remember the pets that we've loved over the years, it's hard to...

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Featured Artist: Characters by Julia

Featured Artist: Characters by Julia

Today is Earth Day – a day for promoting environmental awareness and the role we play in protecting our planet from things like pollution and deforestation. From litter picking to tree planting, there's plenty of things you can do to take part! And today seemed like...

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Can dogs smile?

Can dogs smile?

Disclaimer: I'm a Certified Canine Body Language Specialist, however I am not a professional dog trainer or behaviourist. This post is intended to be informative, but not comprehensive. Please seek advice from a professional if you need more information or...

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Creativity takes courage

Creativity takes courage

To say that we've all experienced some change over the past two years is probably the understatement of the century. Our world has been turned upside down and inside out, and then thrown in a blender for good measure. Nobody likes change. It can be hard. It can be...

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Top tips for taking photos of your pet

Top tips for taking photos of your pet

As a nation of animal lovers, it’s only natural that our phones, cameras & computers are crammed with photos featuring our four-legged friends. I mean, what else are we supposed to show to our friends and family? But it isn’t always easy getting that perfect shot...

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THE HEALTH & SAFETY OF DOG PHOTOGRAPHY

THE HEALTH & SAFETY OF DOG PHOTOGRAPHY

Health & safety... Three words guaranteed to instantly induce snores and groans from any audience. And yet here I am writing an entire blog post on the stuff! Sure, it's not glamorous or exciting, but it is an essential part of running a business - especially one...

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LEAD OR NO LEAD?

LEAD OR NO LEAD?

If you've ever visited my portfolio, or flicked through a few of my journal entries, you might be left wondering how all of these dogs are so well trained and able to be allowed off-lead! You might even be feeling a bit disheartened, thinking "there's no way my dog...

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PRODUCT SPOTLIGHT: KEEPSAKE PRINT BOX

PRODUCT SPOTLIGHT: KEEPSAKE PRINT BOX

As much as I love big beautiful framed artwork, not everybody has the space for a 30″x20″ portrait on their living room wall! Bigger isn't always better - in fact, a smaller alternative can often be just as impactful, in the right space. No matter what size you...

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UNDERSTANDING YOUR SUBJECT: ‘SPEAKING DOG’

UNDERSTANDING YOUR SUBJECT: ‘SPEAKING DOG’

I was recently asked by the Master Photographers Association to write an article for their magazine around the importance of understanding dogs, as a photographer. This is a subject that's very close to my heart, and something I could waffle on about for hours, so...

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THE IMPORTANCE OF AUTHENTICITY

THE IMPORTANCE OF AUTHENTICITY

I’ve been itching to write this post for months. I don’t typically write content for other photographers, but since they make up a large part of my following, there’s a chance that this might actually be worthwhile. I’ll do my best to avoid this turning into a rant....

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SESSION GUIDE: CHOOSING THE PERFECT LOCATION

SESSION GUIDE: CHOOSING THE PERFECT LOCATION

Is your dog an urban explorer, or a woodland wanderer? Maybe they're more of a beach bum? When it comes to choosing a location for your session, you want your dog to feel as comfortable as possible so that they can be themselves and have a great time. That way I can...

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