All About Dogs -
I love it when dogs are just dogs. I won't mind one little bit if he or she jumps on me with muddy paws, dribbles on my favourite camera, knocks me over or covers me in water (in fact, I'm often knee deep in streams, to get the best photograph).
All that consumes my thoughts on our photoshoot is:
Is everyone relaxed, are you enjoying your day and is your dog comfortable.
Are we creating the images you dream of.
That's it. I don't care how I look, or whether I'm covered in mud.
All I care about is that when you look at the images we create, what you'll see, is that indefinable character that you'd recognise anywhere as your dog and only your dog.
My service to you
Before our photoshoots, we will certainly have exchanged e-mails and spoken on the telephone. (We may even have met, you may want to show me the wall where you'd like your artwork to hang. I'd love that, (I'd absolutely love that). Because it gives me a real insight and inspiration for your finished wall pieces. Or if you prefer, I'd like to see a photograph of the wall where your framed art will hang. This is real collaboration and everything is tailored to you, to your family, to your dogs.
For instance, where your image will hang will have a huge impact upon the time of year we decide to do your photoshoot. It may be that you are happy to go ahead straight away or it may be that we will wait for bluebells, sunflowers, or the colours of Autumn or Winter. It's all about creating breathtaking photographs for your home for today and for all of your tomorrows.
What I can guarantee as an absolute is that if you and your family are in the photographs, there will be no awkward posing and uncomfortable "smiles for the camera".
I specialise in taking the photographs of you that you've always dreamed of. I'll have your dog running up to you, cuddling in your arms, there will be easy, relaxed laughter. These are photographs that your children's children will adore, photographs for always.
And I guarantee that every element of the final images will be undertaken by me. I will never outsource the editing (I grew up with a paintbrush in my hand and so editing is my happy place) and it takes time. You will be presented with only the very best images from our day, edited by me in my style and each image is signed by me as an original.
The very reason that I became a dog photographer is because I believe so passionately that photographs transport us to a place and time, like absolutely nothing else ever does. I've had dogs all of my life and when I look back on the photographs of those dogs, I can remember the scent of them.
I take very seriously the faith that you put in me, in trusting me to photograph you, your family, your dogs and I promise to bring my love for these wonderful beings and my years of experience to each commission, to guide, to suggest, and deliver beautiful images that you will treasure for a lifetime.
Brilliant service! Can't recommend enough.
Sharon's attention to detail and photography skills are amazing.
Her passion for animals really shows through in her photos!
How you and I create dreamy, images for your home .
These images have to be special. They are ones you'll see every single day.
You may wake up to them, or prepare supper looking at them. Or gaze at them when you settle with a glass of wine in the evening after the children have gone to bed.
They are the images your children and future grandchildren, great grandchildren will talk about. And you'll recall the fun you had and how it went far beyond your expectations.
They'll transport you back to a time and place in a way that absolutely nothing else ever does.
We talk. We discuss your needs and we decide whether I am the photographer for you. I'd really love to see a photograph of your dog and I'd especially love to hear all about what you'd like from your photoshoot. Where you'd like the image to hang, your colour schemes. Anything at all that your heart desires. If we think we'd be a great fit then ...
We'll put two dates in our diaries. A date for the photoshoot and a back up date, just in case the weather is awful on the first date or in the unlikely event that we don't get all of the images we need. I'll then confirm all of that and send you a welcome pack full of information.
Prior to your photoshoot, I'll begin planning. I'll have researched location based upon what you've told me and we'll zoom or speak on the telephone as often as you wish. I'm there to answer any questions you may have.
On the day of our photoshoot. We meet and have fun and you forget the camera is there whilst I do what I love more than anything else in the world.
What happens next. Every set of images is unique and I will often take some time to consider how to present them. I want the unmistakable character of your family, and your dog to shine through.
I will only present the best images and I will never present "filler" images. This may take as much as a month but the very moment that I have finished, I will call you and we'll put a date in our diaries for your private viewing evening.
The night of the private viewing. We can do this in person, or by zoom. Whichever you prefer. Both are fantastic and this is such a fun and creative evening. And it takes as long as it takes. I'm there to guide and offer suggestions for choosing the best frames, mounts, portfolios.
Finally, I will personally deliver the pieces to you personally so that we can look at them together. This is what makes my job magical.