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  1. Murphy the miniature pinscher

    23 Jul 2017

    We photograph so many dogs in the great outdoors that sometimes it’s a pleasant change to have a shoot in a home environment. So when Lucy & Jon opted to have their miniature pinscher Murphy photographed in the comfort of their own home and garden I was excited to see what…


  2. The Pet Collective 2016: a year in pet photos

    05 Jan 2017

    Simon and I (Carly) have been portrait photographers for many years, but having launched The Pet Collective as a specialist pet photography service in December 2015 we have been overwhelmed with how well it’s been received When we launched we immediately garnered much interest and intrigue, which ultimately led to over 100 new clients…


  3. The four seasons: Dogs in summer

    14 Oct 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. …


  4. Forthglade: Clean eating for dogs campaign

    06 Oct 2016

    The Pet Collective have an ongoing relationship with Forthglade natural pet food, and as such were approached to photograph the Forthglade #cleaneatingfordogs campaign this summer It’s no secret that we love fun and creative photography, so the brief was an exciting one: “Create a witty parody of The Hemsley Sisters, who promote clean eating for…


  5. A boisterous boy cat in his forever home

    24 Aug 2016

    When Chanel almost cancelled the photoshoot for her cat Tigger due to him tearing his ear in a fight I knew I’d be dealing with a boisterous boy!  Thankfully it healed enough, and I witnessed one of the funniest relationships between a cat and its human. Chanel is clearly crazy…


  6. Skater girl Georgia with personality-filled pug

    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…


  7. Wedding photography Vs cats. Who wins?

    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…


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

    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…


  9. Smudge the farm cat…and his family

    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…


  10. Ripley and her proud pet parents

    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…


  11. Tabby cat Charlie’s birthday paw-traits

    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…


  12. Bristol cats Honey & Floydy

    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…


  13. The rewards of volunteering with animals

    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…


  14. Don’t judge me before you know me (Rottweiler dog)

    19 Apr 2016

    Type “Rottweilers are…” in to a Google search box and you’ll see what kind of suggestions come up Sadly, many of the assumptions people make about specific breeds of dog are misinformed. Whatever the reason for this, Rottweiler dogs and owners experience a lot of prejudice simply because of their breed.  When people…


  15. Boston Terrier in characterful design-led home

    30 Mar 2016

    Ever since it opened in 2010 we’ve been big fans of Dig Haüshizzle, an interior design and decorative antiques shop in the centre of Bristol, run by a lovely couple Cass & Edd.  We were delighted to have the opportunity to photograph their pampered pooch Beecher in their characterful Clifton home. Obviously…


  16. A cat birthday party - yes, really!

    26 Mar 2016

    We’ve been photographing cats for as long as we can remember, but since launching The Pet Collective in November 2015 we’ve really concentrated on producing consistently high quality stylish pet portrait photography, and of course that includes regular photoshoots for our own cats.  With Louie’s 3rd birthday earlier this week (21st March) it seemed like the…


  17. Life transformation for silver tabby Bjork

    29 Feb 2016

    Silver tabby Bjork had a rather sad start to life. A breeder sold her to a couple in Scotland who, despite good intentions, had not prepared themselves for cat ownership.  They worked away from home a lot and would regularly leave Bjork (as a kitten) home alone with a week’s worth of food, and…


  18. Holly Hedge heartbreakers “take me home!”

    21 Feb 2016

    We offer our photography services on a voluntary basis to Holly Hedge Animal Sanctuary, scheduling regular visits in our spare time to ensure the little kitties stand their best chance at getting noticed and then adopted by providing pictures to share across Holly Hedge’s social media It’s a strange thing when you volunteer…


  19. Boysie: a beloved black cat

    23 Oct 2015

    Back in September 2015 I photographed a much loved companion, Choti aka Boysie, a 17 year-old black cat; a valued and affectionate side-kick to Sarah Amidst a cold downpour of rain Sarah warmly welcomed me into her cosy Fishponds home and the bond between her and Boysie was evident as soon as I walked through the door.  It’s no surprise though, given that…


  20. Cute kittens: Mira & Orion

    23 Oct 2015

    In August 2015 I shot some pet portraits for Sofia and Tony, a young Bristol couple who had recently welcomed two beautiful little kittens - Mira and Orion - into their life Say hello to Mira (a super cute calico kitten), and Orion (a gorgeous silky crazy black kitten). Typically kittens are more…


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