I’m an animal trainer turned photographer who loves to spend time photographing animals.
I spend my whole life with my dogs (and my husband!), and I photograph other people’s dogs. We have 5 dogs at the moment, and they frequently appear in my images – they all love being in my studio and are all pretty good posers!
What an amazing job I have, such fun and such a privilege to create everlasting memories for folk who adore their animals like I do.
I mostly shoot at my purpose built studio which is at my home in Surrey, or I can meet you at a location like your favourite walk, and several times a year I do special beach shoots when I’m in Norfolk. I create amazing art for you to hang on your walls, from framed prints, to box canvasses and gorgeous acrylic blocks for your desk or window sill, I can even make fabulous cases for your mobile phone!
I photograph all the covers for Dogs Today Magazine and Dogs Monthly Magazine which is a huge honour and has been an amazing experience as there’s usually a special story behind each cover dog.
Sometimes I even photograph people too, usually with their dogs which is great, capturing that loving relationship between human and dog.
For ten years previously, I worked as a domestic animal trainer on tv and movies, training dogs and cats to do lots of fun things. So I have vast experience of how to encourage an animal to be co-operative in front of the camera. Obviously, sausages help a lot too! Seriously though, don’t worry at all if your pet is ‘untrained’ as that really doesn’t matter. I have had numerous supposedly unruly dogs in my studio and have got super shots of all of them. The animal’s welfare is always at the forefront of my mind, I want them to be happy and to enjoy the experience!
I also work as a dog behaviourist, helping dogs that have difficulties being sociable.