DOG PHOTOGRAPHY

East Grinstead Professional DOG photographer - pet photography west sussex

All dogs have a tale to tell…

Pet Tails and Portraits is my photography service for the special animals in your family, but as a life long dog owner I have a particular passion for dog photography.  Dogs are my life.

I can tell your dog’s story like only a true dog lover can.

Nic Bisseker Photography Dog photographer East Grinstead

As your award winning East Grinstead dog photographer I offer dog photography outdoor sessions across West Sussex, East Sussex, Surrey and Kent; creating beautiful images that capture the essence of your dog’s personality.  I am well known in the area for my outdoor fine art style dog portraits and action photography.  I am a qualified Master Photographer with the Master Photography Association (“MPA”) and I am so proud that my qualification panel of Pet Portraits won best Licentiate Panel in the UK for 2020 with the MPA.

Pet photography is the favourite part of my businesses.  It has always been right at the core of my photography and I hope my passion and expertise really shines through. Please take the time to read some of my testimonials and it should give you a feel for my patience, love of animals and skill in this area.

Nic Bisseker Photography dog photographer Tunbridge Wells

I capture an expression unique to them, a glance that tells you they’re your best friend in all the world, a pose that says a thousand words.  I look for the detail: those bright eyes, ears up, that tilt of the head, the way they sit just so…

My photoshoots are an exciting but poignant experience, allowing me to stop time for a moment and create long lasting memories.

I had been following Nic’s work for a few years.  I just loved her composition and use of light and thought her pictures had a luxurious quality about them.   I booked a session for my Sheltie and I knew watching her work that I would not be disappointed. Sure enough when she sent through the images I was blown away, they were just mesmerising,  she had captured Ziggy perfectly and her attention to detail in the prepartion of taking the pictures really paid off.” 

Ziggy’s owner

We had an amazing photo session with our dog Archie and had a great range of pictures to choose from. Nic is a very experienced photographer who was able to engage well with with my dog. We purchased some very nice products. I would highly recommend Nic to my family and friends and will definitely use her services again in the future.

Archie’s dad

I cannot speak highly enough of Nic or her work. We have one very, very nervous rescue dog who usually will not allow people to be in her vicinity without becoming very reactive. Nic listened to our concerns and stuck to everything we asked of her to make the experience comfortable for everybody involved.  For anybody with a nervous rescue,  Nic is the perfect person to capture relationships and memories which will last a lifetime.”

Nahla’s owner

 Photoshoot Options and Pricing

Book a dog photoshoot with me and enjoy a special time creating lasting memories of this beautiful creature and cherished family member. Each photoshoot is completely tailored to your dog and your family.  My focus is very much on quality, not quantity and most clients opt for me to create finished products with their favourites from my Wall Art Product Guide.

Choose the photoshoot that best suits your availability and your dog family.  The quantity of images and variation is all dependent on the time we spend together.   There is no obligation to purchase anything after your session.

GIFT VOUCHERS AVAILABLE

ALL FULL SESSIONS INCLUDE:

A CONSULTATION TO PLAN YOUR SHOOT (DOG REQUIREMENTS, LOCATION, CLOTHING ETC)

THE PHOTOSHOOT WITHIN 30 MINUTES OF RH19 2LT  (a small travel fee outside of this area)

PROFESSIONAL EDITING OF IMAGES

POST SHOOT VIEWING AND ORDERING SESSION 

Nic Bisseker Photography Dog photographer East Grinstead

PORTRAIT SESSION

1 hour  session (no action shots)

1 dog only

Up to 10 edited images to choose from

Session only package – please see my Product Guide  to purchase your images

GIFT VOUCHERS AVAILABLE

75

THE EXPERIENCE

2 hour session to tell your dog’s story

1 or more dogs from the same family including shots of dogs together

Action and portrait shots as desired

Nic Bisseker photography pricing

Up to 20 edited images to choose from

Please see my Product Guide

100 payable in advance to secure your session

GIFT VOUCHERS AVAILABLE

225

AFTER YOUR PHOTOSHOOT

 

About 2-3 weeks after your session we meet to look through the edited images from the day.  A budget of for example £250 would create you a beautiful piece of 16 ” wall art displaying your favourite image or opt instead perhaps for a box of stunning mounted prints which come with their own display easel.  I have digital packages starting at £350.  Please see my Product Guide for further details.

 

PUPPY SESSION

A short 30 – 40 minute photoshoot of your puppy up to 5 months.  To capture some professional memories of those early days whilst not over exercising your pup.  These can take place in your garden for safety or on a local walk and offer outstanding value.

Gallery of 5 images to choose from.

Shoots weekdays only and limited locations.

Complimentary First Birthday Session with 1 digital included when pre-booked at Puppy Shoot

195-  Includes 5 digital images

Fees subject to individual requirements on location . Some areas may incur additional travel fees.  Please contact me to discuss further or see  My Puppy Blog .

LAST DAYS SESSION

If you have just received terrible news and know that your beloved pet won’t have more than a few days left with you I offer a small tailored service at this difficult time.

These outdoor sessions are just long enough to capture their last moments with you and ensure you have some images to treasure forever.  They will generally take place in your garden or a small local walk.

You will not be asked to choose your favourites; instead all those we have been able to capture that I choose to edit for you will be available for digital download.

195

Expect sessions to last approx 30-40 mins and produce around 5 beautifully edited images.

Travel costs may apply and availability cannot always be guaranteed.

Nic is a great professional and we now have a treasure chest of glorious images to savour over the years.

Prints & Frames

View and enjoy your images in your home or give as a gift with my high-quality prints and frames in sizes and styles to suit all tastes.

All my photographic equipment is calibrated to ensure accurate colour representation and I only use professional, UK based print laboratories and wall art manufacturers who have the  highest standards in production quality.

Product Guide

View and enjoy your images in your home or give as a gift with my high-quality prints and frames in sizes and styles to suit all tastes.

All my photographic equipment is calibrated to ensure accurate colour representation and I only use professional, UK based print laboratories and wall art manufacturers who have the  highest standards in production quality.

ready to book your photoshoot?

 

Get in touch for a chat about the type of dog photoshoot that will best suit your requirements.

I asked Nic to do a shoot of my Golden Retriever. The location she used was a wooded area not far away which, in all honesty, I thought was nothing special. How wrong could I be? The photo opportunities were clearly in abundance but what was truly incredible was Nic’s expertise with a camera and her know-how when it came to setting up the shots. Frankly, I doubt that anyone anywhere, could achieve better.
The results were just amazing, there’s no other word for it. I couldn’t be happier and have absolutely no hesitation in recommending Nic. THANK YOU!

Hanna’s owner

F.A.Qs

Pre-photoshoot

Does my dog need to be well trained for the photoshoot to work?

I have many years of experience photographing dogs and puppies. In an ideal world your dog would be able to sit and stay to your command.  This of course helps a lot.  However it certainly does not prevent me from still creating some beautiful images even if they do not listen as well as you would like.  I am extremely patient and I can photograph dogs on a lead and later remove this in post production ( in most circumstances.) I know the tricks of the trade to get their attention or to capture those moments of stillness.  If your dog is particularly active it is advisable to book a full 2 hour session with me so that we can spend more time on action shots.  Please call me on 07879 840171 to chat or drop me a line on my email with any worries you may have and I can advise. 

Can you help me choose the right photoshoot?

Absolutely!  Please call me on 07879 840171 to chat or drop me a line on my email.

How does the booking process work?

Once you have decided that you would like to book a session with me, we first agree a mutually convenient date.

I will then send you a session contract that can be completed electronically and an invoice that can be settled via bank transfer which acts a retainer to secure your session. Once the contract is returned and payment complete your date is secured.

I will send you a link to a Pinterest board in advance of the session so that you have some ideas or what to bring and/or what to wear for you and/or those also taking part in the photoshoot.

How do you take payment? Do you take card payments?

An initial payment is made via bank transfer in advance in order to secure your agreed photoshoot session date.

I don’t take card payments at the moment although I can sometimes I can arrange a Paypal transaction if a bank transfer is not possible.

What shall I wear?

I encourage owners to be in the photography session with their dog and as with all my sessions clothing choices really make a difference to the finished look of your images. I will send you a Pinterest board with advice regarding clothing specifically for dog outdoor photoshoots.

Generally I advise no logos, bold patterns or stripes. Try to avoid bright coats or wellies – it’s better to blend with your surroundings and allow your dog to be the star of the show!

Do I need to bring anything with me to the photoshoot?

I send plenty of advice in the run up to your photoshoot. This includes old towels, dog biscuits, squeaky toys and a slip lead.

The photoshoot

What if it rains on my photoshoot?

I always book a back up date with you in the case of inclement weather.

I will stay in touch with you in the run up to the photoshoot session and, depending on the forecast, can change the time slightly if it will help with light and weather conditions.  If it does end up raining heavily and it doesn’t look as though it will stop we will halt the session and reschedule to complete.  This does not happen very often!!

Post-photoshoot

When and where can I see the images from my photoshoot?

Unless otherwise specified, images will be ready for viewing about 2-3 weeks after your shoot. I prefer to invite you to a post-shoot viewing session at my home studio so you get to see your images in a video on a large screen without watermarks.  This also gives you the opportunity to view samples of my prints and framed products before placing an order. This is not a hard sell, simply a great chance to choose what will work best for your home and allow me to sort everything for you.

If it is not possible for you to visit me I now do Zoom Viewing Sessions where you can see your slideshow of images and we can discuss options for your home.  In advance of the session I will have created some examples of the types of wall art that suit your home via a selection of digital mock-ups.

My prints and frames product guide can also be seen here.

Will I get to see all of the images you took on my photoshoot?

No you won’t see all the raw images.  I take many, many images over the session and will choose the best to edit and then present to you at our Viewing Session.  This varies depending upon the length of the photoshoot. The one hour Owner and Me Photoshoot will have 5 -10 edited images to view, whereas a full 2 hour shoot will likely have approximately 15-20 edited images.

Further final edits are carried out once you have chosen your favourite images, however you may purchase all the images in your gallery should you so wish.

Can I print the images myself?

I only work with the best professional photographic laboratories in the UK and can therefore ensure perfect colour and excellent quality should you wish to order prints with me.

However if you choose to purchase the rights to the image in for form of the full resolution digital files from your photoshoot, you can print the images yourself. Full details of my pricing for digital images can be found here.

I only work with the best professional photographic laboratories in the UK and can therefore ensure perfect colour and excellent quality should you wish to order prints with me.

Most of my photoshoot sessions come with a complimentary 6 x 8″ mounted print so you can see exactly how the images should look before choosing to order any further prints.

Can you get the images framed for me?

Yes of course!

I want you to have an opportunity to leave with finished artwork ready to hang and start enjoying as soon as possible. I also take away the worry of having to find a supplier that will print your images beautifully or finding a suitable framer.

All my photographic equipment is calibrated to ensure accurate colour representation and I only use professional, UK based print laboratories and wall art manufacturers who have the highest standards in production quality.

My prints and frame product guide can be found here or please contact me for a full price guide.

How many photos will I get from my photoshoot?

You only order what you like after the shoot. There is no obligation to purchase anything after your session should you not wish to.  I offer a wide variety of frames and other wall art, along with print boxes so once you have seen your images you can choose how to display them.

GET IN TOUCH

Interested in working together? Great! If you would like to book a session or have a query, please send me a message via the contact form.