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  1. 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…


  2. Competition winner: cat photoshoot (Loki & Lexi)

    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!Louise Lizin was our lucky winner of the cat bundle, and had a photoshoot for her…


  3. Cat photoshoot: “Best birthday present ever”

    29 Apr 2017

    We love it when clients get all excited about their photoshoot…and admittedly, it happens quite often! Sveva (a proudly self-confessed crazy cat lady) was given a gift voucher for a photoshoot with The Pet Collective as a birthday present, by her partner Antony. Whilst the majority of dogs can be photographed in…


  4. 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…


  5. Lily’s Kitchen delicious new menu, in photos

    15 Nov 2016

    We recently photographed a selection of the new Lily’s Kitchen menu for cats.  A box full of goodies arrived humorously addressed to our 3 feline friends. The postman asked for a signature from Max Louie or Charlie so when we explained they are our cats he laughed and agreed to settle for a paw print.  First up was the…


  6. Can you train a cat like a dog?

    01 Sep 2016

    Can you train a cat like a dog? The short answer is: YES. We were excited to be sent an advance copy of The Trainable Cat book to review, not only because we’re cat-crazy but because we strongly believe that (to some degree) cat training is for every cat owner. Training your cat makes life…


  7. 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…


  8. 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,…


  9. 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…


  10. 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…


  11. 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…


  12. 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…


  13. 5 points to consider before getting a pedigree cat

    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…


  14. 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…


  15. 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…


  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. How should I greet a cat?

    10 Nov 2015

    Cats have a set of social rules by which they live, rules which must be adhered to if you plan to share a happy relationship. On one hand (paw?) they’re pretty simple, but on the other they’re also pretty complicated These rules of communication apply to all “unknown beings” whether human or feline. CAT RULES:


  20. 3 easy ways to train a scaredy cat

    09 Nov 2015

    Is this a familiar sight?  Guests arrive at your house and your cat slinks off to hide, only appearing again when he hears them leave? Cats are naturally suspicious, and though some will have the confidence to remain around when new people arrive, many will retreat to their “safe zone” (this…


  21. Halloween: My creepy cats

    23 Oct 2015

    This Halloween we had to indulge ourselves in a bit of creepy fun with our terrible trio of cats (since we are pet photographers it counts as work, doesn’t it?) As the seasoned models that they are, it was not too much trouble to get some really sweet photos that truly depict their 3 individual…


  22. Forthglade cat & dog food advertising campaign

    23 Oct 2015

    Forthglade is an established and trusted household brand of UK-produced natural pet food for happy and healthy pets, catering for both discerning dogs and cultured cats.  During the summer of 2015 The Pet Collective was commissioned to shoot a series of photos for the autumn launch of Forthglade’s brand new website. Split over 3 days of shooting we covered…


  23. Handsome Harry: the white cat

    23 Oct 2015

    Harry’s human Gemma booked a portrait shoot with me in their shared house in trendy Southville (shared with other humans in case you were wondering…) When I arrived Harry had been spooked by me ringing the doorbell. Thankfully it was only a couple of minutes until he realised it was safe to come downstairs and approach me…


  24. 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…


  25. 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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