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If you have a fur baby of your own and are interested in my Furtography Sessions please read on. If you are here just to check out my Furtography images that's fine too, just scroll down past the text and get to know some of the beautiful pets I've been privileged to photograph.
My aim as a photographer is not just to have flash in the pan imagery, on the screen today and forgotten tomorrow. I strive to create beautiful, meaningful artwork. Artwork that goes beyond the physical and becomes a part of your family story, that you and your loved ones can cherish for generations.
Throughout the Furtography session with you and your beloved family member I endeavour to capture beautiful images from which I can create stunning wall art for you to proudly hang in your home. To this end, I always advise that before your session you have a think about what kind of images you would like and where in your home would be the best place to hang your finished pieces.
I charge £50 for a one to two hour session within twenty miles of my home (75 pence per mile threreafter), based upon up to two pets and their parents (£75 for more pets/parents as these tend to last longer). This includes one free 10x8 mounted print.
Sometimes the session may be a bit shorter if I feel I've created enough quality images; this can sometimes be directly related to 'naughtiness' levels!
Digital media is a very transient thing and it's all too easy to lose precious memories over time as technology marches on... Floppy discs, anyone!?!
Truly the best and most long lasting way to enjoy the images of your treasured 'fur baby' is by having them made into wonderful prints or wall art.
All images are printed on archival cotton rag fine art paper and mounted using acid free conservation whitecore mountboard to prevent discolouration. The fine art papers I use have no optical brighteners added, they produce great results and give extremely long life. The frames I use are professionally custom made for each image to a much higher standard than shop bought frames, featuring the same high quality mountboard with glass sealing to prevent dust and thunder flies from getting in and the prints are attached with acid free tape and in such a way that they will not wrinkle or deform if humidity levels change. Should you choose to order framed prints, I have a large range of mouldings and colours to select from.
I offer all prints and wall art on a buy two, get one free basis. (Equivalent size)
I also provide a montage building service, combining up to nine images on one print or canvas. These are only available in A2 and A1 print size or 24"x16 and 36"x24" canvas.
Should you wish to purchase all the high res digital files in jpeg form, I do make these available at a cost of £400, either supplied on a usb stick or made available for download through Dropbox
In order that your pet has the best experience possible, I like to have a chat with you over the phone beforehand, to learn a little about where they feel most comfortable and arrange with you where we should carry out their Furtography session.
If you decide on an outdoor location session, I recommend early morning or late evening for the best possible results and will usually ask you to pencil in two or three possible dates to keep free. I will then confirm, depending on the weather, closer to the date.
A 50% non refundable deposit is required when booking your session, with the balance due on the day of the session. Should I need to cancel the session for any reason I will offer to arrange a new date but if this is not possible I will of course refund your deposit. A contract will be drawn up and emailed for you to sign and return, in order that we all know what is expected of each other :0)
All prints must be paid for when ordered.
I currently accept payment by Paypal, cash or bank transfer.
I want you and your pet to really enjoy your Furtography session so before I start capturing any images, I like to spend some time making friends with your furry friend and getting them used to me and my equipment.
Once we have all gotten to know each other and are best buddies I will start the session, which will typically last for around an hour to 2 hours. Sometimes it can be quicker than this if I feel I have enough quality images to make a good selection and have covered any particular shots you may have requested.
I shoot in raw for the best possible image quality, so at this stage the images straight out of the camera are not the finished article but need to be processed in order to bring out the magic and reflect the essence of your furry friends.
Over the next couple of weeks I will cull, edit and process the images in preparation for your viewing.
My final selection of carefully edited and processed images will be placed online in a gallery for you to view, select your free 10x8 print and order any other prints, framed prints or wall canvasses.
With any image purchased in print form I will provide a 500 pixel, watermarked digital jpeg suitable for sharing on social media.