Meet the team
What is The Pet Collective?
Carly and Simon, two Bristol-based animal loving professional photographers providing characterful photos of beloved animals.
We shoot for the general public and also accept direct commissions and photo licensing requests from businesses (both large and small) who are looking for exciting photos of beautiful creatures to represent their commercial and animal-centric brands.
In this way, we offer a convenient alternative to licensing photos via a photo agency and can also shoot to request if there is something in particular you need for your website or social media channels.
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The Pet Collective photographers
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Creative and stylish
We adapt our style of photography to meet the individual requirements for each shoot, both in the way we'll approach the animal and the type of photos we will take.
Between us we have 18 years of photographic experience, and have always had our own much-loved animals, so rest assured that with The Pet Collective you and your pet are in safe hands.
We'll produce a varied selection of photos of your pet (and you/your family if you choose to be in the photos) which will include striking animal portraits, natural reportage and everyday lifestyle imagery.
We work hard to produce photos that you'll love and have all the tricks and knowledge to get exactly the results you're looking for.
Photography is a full time job for both of us and we'll maintain a professional attitude at all times but we certainly don't take ourselves too seriously, so hopefully you don't either as we both enjoy a good laugh!
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Our personal pet collection
We have been lucky to give a home to 3 incredible rescue cats: Max, Louie and Charlie.
They all have unique personalities and entertain us constantly in their own little ways.
If you have lived with animals for long enough you will certainly have similar tales about your own pets!
Obviously you'll spot these handsome chaps featuring on our cat portfolio page.
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Giving back: our voluntary work
We recognise that sadly there is an abundance of unwanted animals needing homes, so we have embarked upon voluntary work for a small charity called Holly Hedge Animal Sanctuary in Bristol (where we adopted all our 3 cats).
We donate our spare time by using our photography skills to help get great photos of the animals that have not yet been chosen for adoption (some for many months) as we feel it's important to give back to a community of dedicated staff and volunteers who do such valuable work.
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We are based in Fishponds, Bristol, but we are happy to travel to any part of the greater Bristol/Bath area within the price stated in the photography packages.
This includes (but is not limited to): Arnos Vale, Ashley Down, Ashton Court, Bedminster, Bishopston, Blaise Castle, Bradley Stoke, Brislington, Clifton, Combe Dingle, Cotham, Downend, Eastville, Easton, Emersons Green, Filton, Frenchay, Hanham, Henleaze, Horfield, Keynsham, Kingswood, Knowle, Leigh Woods, Longwell Green, Mangotsfield, Montpelier, Oldland Common, Patchway, Redland, Saltford, Sea Mills, Shirehampton, Sneyd Park, Southville, St George, St Werburgh's, Staple Hill, Stapleton, Stoke Bishop, Stokes Croft, Totterdown, Warmley, Westbury on Trym, Westbury Park, Weston-super-Mare and Whitchurch.
We can certainly travel further afield but would ask that costs are covered at 45p per mile for the extra milage.
Please enquire if you are outside the Bristol/Bath area.
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If you have any questions for us, please do not hesitate to drop us a message using the form below and we'll be happy to help.
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