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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. George the Wilko cat (keeping his cool during a heatwave)

    21 Jun 2017

    Many people who have visited the Kings Chase shopping centre in Kingswood (a suburb of Bristol) may have been fortunate enough to encounter a rather famous cat: George a.k.a. the Wilko cat.  A very handsome and equally cheeky tabby cat who lives locally, George has made Wilko his second home, to the delight of many adoring fans…


  3. Competition winner: dog photoshoot (Belle)

    30 May 2017

    Back in December 2016 we ran a competition to win a brilliant stack of prizes from lots of local pet businesses, including a cat photoshoot and a dog photoshoot from The Pet Collective.We thought you might like to see the results Emily Daly won the dog bundle, opting to have a photoshoot for her dog…


  4. A gorgeous pair of greyhounds

    30 May 2017

    We are fortunate to be able to work with so many varied breeds of dog, but despite the fact we had over 100 different clients last year we surprisingly only had one gorgeous greyhound to photograph. So we were excited at the prospect of being let loose with a pair of greyhounds…


  5. 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…


  6. 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. …


  7. The best behaved bunch: Collies & kids!

    13 Oct 2016

    Gemma contacted The Pet Collective a while back having been impressed with our work online, keen to arrange a photoshoot for her 5 dogs Being a dog trainer with her own very successful business (Daybreak Dogs) life took over and having not scheduled a shoot, the eldest of Gemma’s beloved dogs Kai passed away very…


  8. 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…


  9. Why do problems arise between dogs and children?

    01 Sep 2016

    Guest post by pet behaviour expert Rosie Bescoby of Pet Sense Why do problems arise between dogs and children?  A terrible tragedy occurred in August this year when a dog killed a 3-year-old little boy in Essex. We don’t know much about the circumstances surrounding the incident and there is no…


  10. 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…


  11. A day in the life of Charlie cat

    23 Jul 2016

    After Charlie’s recent return after a 6 day ordeal missing from home we thought it would be a nice time to celebrate his life and show you guys a bit more of his lovable personality Some of you will have already known Charlie as one of the faces of The Pet Collective,…


  12. 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…


  13. 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…


  14. 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…


  15. 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…


  16. The four seasons: Dogs in spring

    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…


  17. 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…


  18. 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…


  19. 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…


  20. 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…


  21. 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…


  22. 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…


  23. 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…


  24. 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…


  25. Ponyo: the miniature pinscher

    25 Nov 2015

    When we initially booked this shoot the name “miniature pinscher” was kind of a giveaway that it would be a small breed we’d be photographing, but nothing prepared me for just how dinky this little fella was! Before you ask, he’s fully grown, certainly no puppy. Dead cute. We headed out to St…


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