First things first, sessions are super relaxed so please don’t be worried or stress. I haven’t met a dog or child yet that sits perfectly for their portrait. Dogs and children are fidgets naturally so why wouldn’t they be in new place with someone new 🙂 It’s also perfectly natural for dogs to jump off and on props several times or run around like an absolute loon, please don’t get mad at them or stress yourself out, this is all part of the fun and trying to tire them out. Just think how well they will sleep when you get home haha!
I like to get you involved in the session as dogs see me as a fun and exciting new person so rarely listen to me telling them to sit etc. I find they respond much better to their own family member and often calm down a lot quicker too. There will also be plenty of time for toilet breaks and chill out time should your pooch need it. Sessions take anything from 20-60 mins depending on how well your dog settles.
I’ve added a little video of the adorable 12 week old Hunters studio session so you can see that it really doesn’t matter how active or fidgety they are, we can still get stunning images of your pooch 🙂
Children’s sessions are planned differently to the dog sessions. You get to sit back, relax and enjoy your time in the studio. I will quietly direct and encourage your child all the way through the session to get the very best images for you. There will be outfit changes, which you can help with, and I will advise you on the best clothes to bring when you book your session. Children’s sessions take anything from 30-90 mins.
After Your Session
All images then go through a fine art editing process which can take two to three weeks to complete. You will then be invited back to the studio to view your images and place any order you wish. This ordering appointment will take anything up to an hour and will be at a time that is convenient for you.
For more information please have a look at the FAQ below or get in touch.
Due to the style of portraits I offer, the minimum age I photograph is 6 years old. If you have a child younger than this then I would be more than happy to recommend a few local photographers who may be able to help.
The maximum number of children in the one session is 2. They do not have to be siblings, they can be best friends, cousins etc.
You don’t need to bring a lot to your child’s portrait session. The main things are up to three neutral outfits and a hairbrush. I will send you guidelines on what type of clothes to bring with you once you’ve booked your session or you can see the guide here. These clothes do not need to be expensive at all, a simple plain cream or white long sleeve top can look just as beautiful as a dress. I provide all the headdresses so you don’t need to worry about those.
Absolutely! These sessions can have a maximum of 2 children, aged 6 years or above, and one dog.
All you need is you and your dog. If treats are needed I have some for you to use so no need to bring them (unless your dog has special dietary needs of course). Feel free to bring any doggy outfits or props that you’d like to use just let me know beforehand so I can allow for more time 🙂
This isn’t a problem at all! We will start all location experiences by taking a short ‘on lead’ calm walk so your dog can sniff around and get to know their surroundings. The session will then begin and will include ‘on lead’ poses (you can be edited out if you wish) with different natural backgrounds such as trees, flowers etc. We can then use the long line lead I have to get those action shots if you like.
If you prefer I do have access to an enclosed doggy friendly field so we can include some fun filled ‘off lead’ action shots too! Please mention this when getting in touch so I can see which dates the field is available. All experiences are super relaxed and I will explain everything to you so you can relax and enjoy the fun.
Yes, there is parking available. You can park around the back of the studio by taking the left road as you come into the units or park out the front of the studio by using the car park right opposite the studio entrance marked ‘Wigley’s Tenants Only’. Parking is free.
Viewing your images and placing an order is simple! After your session we will book a date and time that is convenient for you to come back to the studio and view all your images as well as place any order you wish. There are lots of samples of products in the studio and i can help with anything a little more bespoke if required. This appointment can take anywhere from 30 minutes to an hour.
If you choose to order after your ordering appointment there will be a £100 fee applied to cover the time it takes to access your images, set up your gallery and organise another ordering appointment.
I offer several different products to suit different styles. From a beautiful classic frame to modern acrylic art panels and print packages there is something for everyone. Packages start from £139 for a beautiful Premium Matted Print and payment plans are available over a maximum of 3 months (at least 50% must be paid at the time of ordering). Clients tend to spend £200 – £600 at their viewing and ordering appointment, some spending more and some spending less. You can see a full product guide here or get in touch for more information on payment plans.