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  1. Skater girl Georgia with personality-filled pug

    Date 22 Jun 2016
    When we originally chatted about locations for Georgia’s photoshoot with her cute little crossbreed pug x shihtzu Bobo we discussed her home town of Keynsham as being a nice meaningful place to capture them together.  However, on discovering that Georgia is a keen skater I knew there was a perfect spot in…

  2. Wedding photography Vs cats. Who wins?

    Date 08 Jun 2016
    Those of you who know us (Carly and Simon) will know that alongside The Pet Collective we also offer other photography services in different guises. One of those services is wedding photography as Simon Withyman Photography.  Occasionally, just occasionally, these worlds collide. When we work at a wedding, we work…

  3. Maisie Williams celebrity shoot (Adopt, don’t shop)

    Date 08 Jun 2016
    You might assume that celebrities who have hit the big time would just go and spend mega-bucks with a pedigree breeder when the time comes that they decide they want a furry friend, but that line of action didn’t sit right with internationally acclaimed actress Maisie Williams (aka Arya Stark from Game of…

  4. Smudge the farm cat…and his family

    Date 07 Jun 2016
    Back in March I was approached to provide some headshots for a lovely Twitter contact of mine, a crazy-talented graphic designer called Nat Al-Tahhan, or @NatAlt as I knew her.  It was then, that our eyes met across a sunny field in Bath, with promises of chicken and great pictures.  No…not I’m…

  5. Ripley and her proud pet parents

    Date 01 Jun 2016
    We’re lucky in Bristol to have a wealth of great locations where it’s safe to walk dogs off the lead and fortunately for The Pet Collective those places are often very photogenic. Proud pet parents Andy and Mel chose Eastville Park and neighbouring Snuff Mills as the setting for their sweet little cavapoo Ripley’s photoshoot. Snuff Mills is just a stone’s…

  6. The four seasons: Dogs in spring

    Date 23 May 2016
    We love photographing cats and dogs equally, but there is no denying that it’s pretty exciting being able to go to pretty much any public space with a dog for a location shoot. You’re really only limited by the dog’s behaviour and any spaces where dogs aren’t permitted off lead…

  7. Tabby cat Charlie’s birthday paw-traits

    Date 23 May 2016
    Another month at The Pet Collective and another birthday! Following hot on the heels of Louie’s 3rd birthday last month our crazy tabby cat Charlie turned 2, so obviously he had to partake in a few birthday portraits He’s not exactly a shy cat.…and by that I mean he’s a…

  8. 5 points to consider before getting a pedigree cat

    Date 20 May 2016
    Getting a cat is a big decision that should not be taken lightly. Once adopted, that cat should remain with you for the remainder of its life. Let me [Carly] tell you a story. (Don’t worry it’s not too long!) Just before my 10th birthday (after much persuasive power being exerted…

  9. Bristol cats Honey & Floydy

    Date 20 May 2016
    As pet portrait photographers a question we are often asked is “Is it hard photographing cats? I bet they never do what you want!” Our answer?  Generally, they are no more difficult than dogs, as long as you know the numerous quirks of cat behaviour. The exception to the rule is with an extremely…

  10. The rewards of volunteering with animals

    Date 26 Apr 2016
    Holly Hedge Animal Sanctuary has many dedicated volunteers to help with variety of tasks including dog walking, washing animal bedding, dispensing much-needed cuddles to the cats and daily enrichment such as playing with toys They accept volunteers of all ages, and this week during my volunteering session (to photograph the cats) I met one of the youngest volunteers…

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