Frequently Asked Questions
Still have some questions?
Here are the questions we get asked most frequently:
No, we are happy to photograph any sort of pet you might have.
So far we have worked with horses, donkeys, rabbits and cats; but we would be more than happy to shoot something more exotic if that is what you want.
No, we ask that you stay with us during the shoot.
The dogs like to have a friendly face around, it helps them to stay relaxed, and a relaxed dog is a happy dog. But try not to distract the dog during the photoshoot, we want your dog’s attention on the photographer.
We haven’t failed yet, but we are not here to judge you or your dog on obedience skills. The studio is a strange place for a dog, and it might take them a little time to get used to it.
Just stay calm and let the photographer do his thing. He does know what he is doing.
In the studio it can help if your dog knows a few basic commands (sit, stay, etc), may be take a look at the information here for some help. But it is amazing what a few practice runs with some nice rewards can achieve in a short space of time. But, if we find we are still having problems then we can use a lead if necessary, and this can be removed in post production.
If you have a really active dog you might want to think about a location shoot. Some action photography would really capture the spirit of your active dog.
No, not really, we can remove leads in post production.
In some cases it may be necessary to have your dog on a lead to get the exact shot you are looking for (without them wandering off to sniff something!). Obviously “action” shots are not really possible while the dog is on a lead.
Yes, we are happy to come to your home and photograph your pets in your garden or inside the house.
We cover Torbay, The South Hams, and surrounding areas. Outside of this area would be subject to an extra cost to cover travel.
Yes, we are; in fact we encourage it.
If you have a location in mind then just let us know when making your booking, and we’ll meet you there.
If we find the weather is against us on the day of your photo shoot then we will reschedule to another date and time that is convenient.
We’re good but we can’t control the weather so we have to be flexible.
Yes, if you want to be.
Although we find most people want the spotlight to be on their pet, we are more than happy to include you in there too if you want us to.
Yes, we are available for photo shoots in the evenings (in the summer) and at weekends.
For outdoor shoots this can be preferable to shooting during the hot days in the summer, and the light is better too!
No, we want you to have something special to display rather than some files hidden away in some digital storage device where they can be forgotten about.
You have gone to the effort of having a professional photo shoot, why wouldn’t you want to show the result on your wall or in an album?
We do provide low resolution “social media ready” copies of your images as an extra free gift with your main order.
We would prefer you to contact us through the web site, use the form here. We will call you back at a time convenient to you to discuss your requirements and make any arrangements.
However, you can call us on (01803) 859700, but we might not be able to take your call if we are busy. If we can’t respond straight away, well get back to you as soon as possible.
Yes you can, and we can customise the voucher to your exact requirements.
You can find out more information about our gift vouchers here.
No, we don’t; we photograph pets. I suppose we could do you a pet passport photo, but definitely not people.
I’ve no idea, I’m a photographer.
The Dog Photography Specialists.
Brixham, Torbay, Devon.
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