Esther is a highly acclaimed professional equine and canine photographer with over 15 years experience. She is a qualified member of British Institute of Professional Photography and is currently working on her first edition book “Wild Hearts”. She has a natural affinity with animals and people which enables her to capture tender, emotive moments in her photography. Her empathetic approach ensures that your dog will feel at ease, special. 

 Studio photography sessions are individually tailored to your dogs needs. Esther will spend time getting to know you and finding out all about your dogs character beforehand during your consultation appointment in person or via Skype. The consultation is a great way to get to know you better, plan your photography session and ensure you get the most from the experience whilst also guaranteeing that you and your dog enjoy every minute. 

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

 ” 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”

Abby Beech

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.

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esther@esthermarie-photography.co.uk

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