Your pet is truly a magical part of your family with a personality all of its own. Dogs are said to be man’s best friend and we would definitely agree with that! Brosko our Doodle is a massive part of our family and can often be seen down at the studio when we don’t have visiting pooches!
From puppy to old trusty companion bring your pooch along to our studio for a unique pawtrait experience or as part of a whole family photography session. We specialise in capturing beautiful lasting memories of your family dog that you will be proud to hang on your walls and show off to your friends. We will also ask you to consider being photographed with your pooch as well!
Pop along with your dog to the studio for a visit before the actual pawtrait session. You and your dog can get familiar with the studio and it will help improve your experience for you both on the day of your shoot. Your dog can have a good sniff around. Don’t worry if there is a little accident, your dog won’t be the first. We have everything necessary to cope with small accidents!. It may help your dog if you both go for a short walk just before coming into the studio. We are blessed with being based in the fascinating Poulton Hall Estate where there is plenty of space for your dog to have a little exercise before visiting.
Please don’t worry if you dog does decide to leave a little sprinking in the studio. Whilst it will be wiped immediately, it is a totally natural habit of leaving its scent – and there really isn’t much you can do about it!
Every dog has its very own personality and we create an environment to help capture your dog’s unique characteristics. We make sure to not over excite your dog on the day of the photoshoot and we have plenty of treats to encourage cooperation. If your dog has any food allergies or intolerances please tell us prior to the photoshoot so we can make sure we have suitable treats. We make every effort to ensure your dog’s pawtrait experience is as relaxed and enjoyable as possible for everyone!
Amazing photoshoot, highly recommend!
Me and my dog Twm really enjoyed our time during our photoshoot. Simon was very patient with Twm and was able to capture some amazing photos of us both. Amazing experience from start to finish and the photo results are much better than I thought they would be! Would highly recommend Simon to anyone. Thanks… Read more “Amazing photoshoot, highly recommend!”
Maki cat portrait
We recently visited Simon at Downing Lifestyle Photography with our cat Maki. Wow what an amazing experience with so many memories made i will never forget. The studio is very safe and secure. Simon made us feel very comfortable and at ease from the moment we arrived. Maki was given time to explore his new… Read more “Maki cat portrait”
Great experience with Simon at Downing Lifestyle Photography. Great mix of professionalism and friendliness on the day of the shoot, leading to some great pictures of my Dachshund! This great service also carried on after my photos had been taken. With clear communication and prompt responses from Simon to answer any query I had –… Read more “Review”
Dog portrait wonder worker
We had a fantastic time at Simon’s studio. Bailey thought it was a great day out to play. With Simon’s experience and professionalism he was able to work his magic and get some fantastic photos. Thanks to Simon we have a beautiful piece of art work. … Read more “Dog portrait wonder worker”
Simon was fantastic, from first communications all the way through the process! When we arrived at the studio for the session we had a little chat & de brief on what would happen, we had high expectations for Chester as he is usually really good with his demands but as a 10 month old puppy… Read more “Doggy Photoshoot”
Customer service is a priority here in the studio. We will discuss exactly what you want from your professional photography session to ensure the results match your expectations. You can choose from our range of backdrops and props to enhance your dog’s portrait session. We even have a ‘green screen’ backdrop so we can overlay a wide range of alternative backgrounds. We want your finished photo to look fantastic on the walls of your home. If required we will take additional close up shots of your dogs collar, mouth/nose and paws to give you the option of including these in a montage style image. Feel free to bring favourite toys, coats, and neckerchiefs to include in the selection of photographs too.
Once your photos have been professionally edited you have a choice of how you would like to display the art on your walls. You can choose from a range of digital and standard prints along with some beautiful ‘wall art’ options and we have samples in the studio to help you choose. There are lots of sizes so you can be sure to get the most suitable size for your home. All wall art is produced by Professional Processing Labs and framers to ensure it is of the highest quality with the best finish. Of course there will be a digital image for you to share across social media and to keep on your phone or use as your computer wallpaper!
One of the styles we specialise in at the studio is the ‘Watch Me Grow’ Shoot. This is where we take 3 photoshoots over a period of one year from Puppy to young adult. Once your puppy has had its vaccinations bring him to the studio to be photographed at 12 to 16 weeks, 6 months, then again at 12 months. We create a montage with each age so you have a record of how your tiny cute little puppy evolved into the beautiful adult dog they will become. They don’t stay small puppies for long and this is a great way to capture that first year when they change so quickly and preserve that cuteness forever.
We also provide an ‘End of Life’ Shoot. When our beloved dog gets into their later years it is important to have a more relaxed session so that when they do cross the rainbow bridge you have that lasting memory of the faithful family friend they became. Our memories fade with time but a photograph can honour that faithful friend and keep them as part of the family for many years into the future.
We regularly enter our photographs into National Competitions, and have been lucky to obtain recognition and awards over the years. If you would like to enter your dog's photographs please let us know!