Only taken me about a year!

If you have dragged yourselves away from my scintillating blog posts and looked at the rest of the site over the last few days you may have noticed a few changes happening – this was planned over a year ago, and I have only just got around to doing it!

Still, it means several days of blowing my own trumpet and telling everyone how fantastic I am at dog photography. So I thought this afternoon I’d let some of my work do the speaking instead. So without any further waffling, here is a tiny selection of the dogs I have had the pleasure of photographing over the last few years.

I consider myself very lucky to have the opportunity to do something I really love as my day job.

Back To Work

Well after a nice two week break, we’ll be back in the shop tomorrow – recharged and ready to go for the new year.

It’s not all been feet up and eating lots of chocolate, as we’ve been looking into new product offerings and working out how we can offer good value for money but still be able to eat!

So hopefully lots of exciting news coming up in the next few weeks, and we’ll be able to share some of those portraits we did as Christmas presents that so far I have had to keep secret – should be safe to show you them now,

Happy New Year everyone, and let’s all hope it’s a prosperous and peaceful one.

Our Christmas Advert

It seems all the rage with the major retailers to release a cinematic extravaganza each Christmas, so this year we thought we would jump on the gravy train.

Here is our Christmas advert for 2017 – move over John Lewis and M&S you have some competition.

Hope you like it, and please share it around.

Web Sites, Rain and Games of Ball

We’ve been busy over the last few weeks updating the main website for Tom Horsley Photography (you can see it here), so the blog updates have been a quiet.

Since our last update it seems to have been raining quite a lot, not that that stops the ball playing but does make the photography slightly more of a challenge. We did manage to get some shots of Fidget’s friend Brandy on Saturday morning – she takes her ball playing very seriously!


We also had some very strong Easterly winds recently, which makes for some very dramatic views, and photographs, around the breakwater in Brixham.


We had Fidget’s mummy over to stay for a sleep over last weekend, she soon made herself at home on the sofa.


Fidget’s games continue despite the weather, and we both make the effort to get out as much as possible when we get the chance,  and there always has to be a game of ball.


Well, that’s it for now. See you all next time.









Shhh – we’ve been a bit quiet lately

Many apologies for the lack of updates, but we have been a bit busy preparing for some changes in the shop. Doesn’t mean we haven’t been out playing ball and having fun though.


In the cut-throat world of the high street shop you need to ring the changes every once in a while, so we are looking at streamlining our services and adding some new retail lines in the next few weeks. But before we can do that we need to clear some space, so we have been having a sale and trying to shift some of the framed prints off the wall to make space to sell the new stuff that is on it’s way – all will be revealed in a few weeks time!

All the dog photography, location and studio, will be coming in under the Shooting The Dog banner, and we will be pushing the brand a bit over the next few months (so feel free to spread the news!!).

The main website at is going to have a thorough over-haul as well to sit more in line with what we are now doing in the shop, and hopefully everything will link together in a smooth and professional manner (that’s  the plan anyway!). So we are going to be very busy over the next few weeks – might even find a paintbrush and give the shop a lick of paint!

In the meantime, we continue with lots of framing jobs and some dog photography (have a Bloodhound to photograph in a few days), and other bits and pieces that all help to pay the bills.

So, we might be a bit quiet over the next few days, but we’ll let you know as soon as we are ready to face the world in our slightly different (but pretty much the same) identity.