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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. 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. 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…


  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. 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…


  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. 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…


  13. 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…


  14. 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…


  15. 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…


  16. 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…


  17. 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…


  18. 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…


  19. 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…


  20. 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…


  21. 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…


  22. 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…


  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. 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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