If you love simple, beautiful lighting and keeping warm & dry! A studio photography session may be just for you and your dog!
They are individually tailored to your dog’s needs as each dog is different, the session will be photographed at your dog’s pace, if they need a break, we have a break and they will have lots of fun and treats.
On the morning of the session, you may feel a little nervous but don’t worry, Esther will make you and your dog feel relaxed and ready to enjoy a lovely experience which you and your dog will remember for many years to come.
My aim, with all my studio portraits, is to really concentrate on capturing your dog’s personality and to allow my furry subjects to have lots of fun! I will create beautifully lit, timeless portraits of your dog that will remain as much a part of your family as your dog’s smile, hugs, wagging tails and kind eyes.
After the session you will be invited back to my studio for your big reveal, this is where you can choose your favorite photographs and decide how you wish them to be displayed in your home.
We have a range of beautiful handcrafted frames, albums and photography collections which you can see at your viewing.
” What an absolutely amazing lady Esther is!! She was fabulous from start to finish!
She is so dedicated to what she does and it shines in all her work. Her passion for photography is beautiful”
This extra special session can be purchased as a gift voucher for yourself or a loved one at our special cost of only £55, which includes:
- A photography session at our studio
- A gift for your dog
- 3 digital social media images (with a discreet watermark)
- Viewing at my studio
- £50 print credit towards artwork
Meet my beautiful girl Ruby! She has just turned ten years old and was the runt of the litter, Although small for her breed, she makes up for it with her courageous brave heart and insistent barking at any TV advertisement with a hoover in it!
Ruby had a rough start when, early on in her life, two aggressive dogs broke off their leads and attacked both her and me. It was probably one of the most horrific experiences of our lives.
I thought I had lost her but through some miracle, she pulled through. It took her a long time to recover but Ruby defined all the odds and became the pampered and very much loved princess she is today.
Thankfully Ruby has a clean bill of health but recently my girl has been slowing down a little with stiff joints. So it has been on my mind to take some time out and photograph Ruby in the studio.
I’m sure you are astounded to hear although I’m a professional photographer with my studio on hand, like you, life gets in the way and I simply keep putting it to the bottom of my list of things to do! I’m happy to tell you that I did
make some time in my diary, we had a lovely afternoon in the studio and I created some beautiful portraits of our girl.
It did get me thinking that if I, someone who values and knows how important beautiful photography is, is procrastinating and not making time, I’m sure there are many people who love their dogs just as much as me, who are too.
So this is why I have created, The Golden Years Studio Session. The photography session is for our older dogs and for dogs which are sadly unwell. I will create beautiful, timeless
of your dog for you to treasure. After the session, you are invited back to the studio approximately 10 days later to view your photographs and select your very favorites, we have a range of beautiful artwork for your home from fine art prints, stunning albums, and handcrafted frames. however you wish to display your precious photographs, You will be able to use your £50 photo credit towards your purchase. pawtraits
Esther Marie’s studio session is planned with as much detail as a location session. Her aim with all studio photography sessions is to really concentrate on capturing your pet’s personality, using beautiful lighting and allowing dogs to have lots of fun!
Private Viewing session at my studio showcasing a slideshow of your images ready for you to order.
8 x 6 mounted fine art print
3 social media digital images with a discreet watermark
Purchase your photography session
pawtrait session is for our older dogs and for dogs which are sadly unwell. The sessions will be held one day a month creating beautiful, timeless portraits of your dog to treasure.
The Golden Years Session
Pre-shoot consultation via phone, skype or in person.
Private Viewing session
3 social media images
£50 photo credit to put towards any additional photographs at your viewing
Purchase your photography session
about having a portrait session of your dog
I'M NOT SURE IF WE HAVE THE SPACE ?
You will be surprised to find out that you don’t need acres of forest or lakes to have a beautiful photography session. As your photographer, it is my job to find suitable locations in and around your home I don’t just look for green areas, I’m also looking for interesting textures, shapes and colours. So don’t worry if you think your home isn’t suitable, as I can guarantee there will be something unique about your home that will look great in your photography session. Or your other option would be for us to meet at a location or your choice, perhaps somewhere your dog likes to go? The beach, woodland or we can even head out into the City!
DOES MY DOG NEED TO GO TO THE DOG GROOMERS BEFORE FOR OUR SESSION?
It’s important that your dog is ready and looking their best for their photography session. Whilst it’s not essential that you book your dog into a professional groomers especially for the photography session, a nice bath and groom the day before can be a nice treat for your dog.
Please make sure you groom / bath your dog the day before the session as this avoids the stress of trying to dry them on the morning of the shoot!
WHAT SHOULD I BRING TO THE SESSION?
Bring along any pet accessories if your dog likes to wear them. Make sure you also bring your dogs favourte treats and toys too. Avoid bright coloured leads and make sure they are in good condition
HOW SHALL I PREPARE MY DOG ON THE MORNING OF THE SESSION ?
It’s important to make sure your dog is ready for their photo session. Please make sure that your dog is bathed and groomed the day before. This avoids the stress of trying to dry them on the morning of the session! Also make sure that collars, are clean and shiny and it can be a good idea to exercise your dog before a studio session if your dog is a giddy kipper!
We also reccomend that you reduce your dogs morning feed on the day of the session as they will be having lots of yummy treats before and after the session.
Please try to avoid using frayed leads and brightly coloured, especially fluorescent, leads, as they can be distracting in your final photographs.
Please also make sure your pet has toilette before the photography session ( especially if the session is at my studio)
WHAT IF MY DOG ISN’T VERY WELL BEHAVED?
We recommend exercising your pet before his or her session, as a tired pet is usually a polite pet! Keeping your pet a little hungry is also helpful, because they are more likely to respond to the occasional treat. and positive reinforcement. Beyond that, we are able to capture fantastic images with the rowdiest pets, so don’t worry…your session will be special regardless of how Rover behaves.
MY DOG WILL NEVER SIT OR GO OFF LEAD?
I promise that we are able to photograph the most giddy dogs,. I have alot of tricks up my sleeve to get your dogs attention! In fact alot of the images you see on my website are photographed with dogs wearing leads or a long lines to keep them safe and happy, I can still capture action shots using longlines and I am able to make leads and lines disappear in post production to create stunning art work.
CAN WE GO TO A SEPARATE LOCATION ON THE DAY OF MY SESSION?
Yes, we can begin the session at your home, then if you have a particular place in mind like the beach, woodland etc.. Then Esther is more than happy to move to a different location to photograph your dog somewhere special too.
HOW FAR DO YOU TRAVEL FOR PHOTOGRAPHY SESSIONS?
Esther is commissioned to photograph Equine and Canine sessions across the UK and abroad. Please contact the studio to find out about any additional travel costs that may apply.
WHAT HAPPENS AFTER THE PHOTOGRAPHY SESSION ?
Approximately two weeks after your photography session you will be invited to our studio in Lancashire to view your images . All your images will be professionally edited and retouched by Esther, ready for you to view in the form of a slide show. This is when you can select and purchase your favourite photographs. We can help guide you through our bespoke wall art, prints and albums and help you select the right artwork for your home. It’s a lovely experience normally lasting aproximately one and a half hours, with choice of bubbles, tea, coffee and some treats.
HOW MUCH ARE ADDITIONAL PRINTS,FRAMES OR ALBUMS?
The goal for any portrait session is the creation of stunning art for display in your home and keepsakes to last a lifetime.
Esther Marie is proud to offer only the best bespoke archival printing (lasts for a 100 years) and handcrafted frames and albums to ensure your beautiful artwork will remain a joy for years to come and last a lifetime. Please view the full price guide on my canine experience page on my website.
Beautiful horse portraits celebrating you, your horse and the connection you share.