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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: 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…


  3. 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…


  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. 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…


  6. Spring has sprung: Bristol style

    18 Apr 2017

    This sweet little lady (above) is Mabel and she lives with a lovely couple called Phil and Kath in Bristol. After their daughter Rachael moved away from home, there was a space in the family home that needed filling.We met Phil, Kath, Rachael and Mabel at an event last summer. Rachael sneakily purchased a photoshoot voucher without her…


  7. 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…


  8. 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. …


  9. 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…


  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. 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…


  16. 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…


  17. 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…


  18. 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…


  19. 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…


  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. Valentine’s Day a different way

    30 Mar 2016

    Way back in February not everyone was bowing to convention on romantic dates in expensive restaurants on Valentines Day…Bristol couple Sarah and Lance opted to have a photoshoot with their excitable golden retriever Boston. We visited Vassals Park and had a whale of a time! Meeting and greeting new doggy friends along the way. Despite…


  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. How can I control my dog’s barking?

    10 Nov 2015

    Barking is a natural way for a dog to communicate, much like a human talking. Dogs bark for a variety of reasons including (but not limited to) play, communicating with puppies, as a greeting for humans, or while distressed/asking for help. When barking becomes excessive it can become a daily nuisance for…


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