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    From their funny little expressions to that sticky up bit of fur on their ears, we’ll capture everything you love about your pet. And we’ll make some ‘muddy good memories’ along the way. Pawsome!

    We think that fun times out with your dog – ambling along a country path or hiking a woodland trail are the perfect times to make beautiful fine art photographs that will capture everything about your pet forever.

    Our commercial pet photography includes both UK wide-location and studio shoots. We also offer a full ‘model find’ and casting service to find you the perfect furry face. We’re over the moon to have been awarded Yorkshire Environmental Portrait Photographer of the Year.

    Please click 'information' above for lots more about your doggy portrait session, call 01904 777323 or fill out the contact form above.

This week, very suddenly, we lost darling Nancy the Greyhound who belonged to my good friend, Tina.

Every living thing has its time and, as heart-breaking as it is, if you have to go, I told Tina, if I was a dog I think autumn is the time I would choose.

Winter is too cold, too dark for a dog. Whereas in spring, even though everything is unfurling, greening up and getting ready to bloom, you’d miss the best of the year, the dog days, if you like.

But autumn… in autumn you still have the warm memory of long, sun-soaked summer days behind you. When the leaves start to fall, you’ve felt the sun on your back, your bed has been placed in the garden for snoozing and dreaming, you may have been on holiday with your pack and perhaps, if you’re an especially lucky dog, you have felt the joy of sand beneath your paws and ran, flat out, on the beach.

So, I’d pick autumn over any other month.

Nancy-dog had her summer. More than that, she’d enjoyed many summers… many years with her pack, with her family and her family of friends who loved her so very much.  Sometimes, I whisper to my old greyhound, Patch “just one more summer boy… one more” let’s do all the summer things we love to do.

So this is my celebration of Nancy, who I was lucky enough to photograph a few times over the years. Run fast and free at Rainbow Bridge, sweet Nancy. My Miss October calendar-girl, my funny-eared friend, the pointiest of pointy dogs, we will always love you.

Edited to say: today I received news that my other good friend Jane and fellow Team Pointy (greyhound walk organiser) lost their darling girl Dolly, so close after losing Babe earlier this year. I’m heartbroken for you.

Here’s Dolly, Babe, Mack and Marvyn in happier times all together in their local park x


Come and visit us this weekend (10-13 November) at the Living North Christmas fair at York racecourse. It’s a really lovely show and there’s a great selection of stands full of gorgeous things for your home, to wear and of course to gift at Christmas. Small businesses really do shine at this show and have some truly unique products to offer.

We are stand E33 on the first floor of the Ebor Suite and so far have been having a lot of fun seeing photographs of everyones fur babies, discussing the new John Lewis advert; (have you seen Buster the boxer dog?! So cute) and of course telling everyone about our ‘muddy good’ doggy photoshoot adventures.

We have a very special show offer for our photoshoots and some lovely gifts for dog lovers, so if you have been thinking of booking your dog in with The Phodographer, or perhaps giving a photoshoot to a loved one, now is the time to ‘snap up’ a shoot!



We have three beautiful, snowy designs for our Christmas cards this year. Which one would be just perfect for your friends mantelpiece? We’re gifting 10% of Christmas card proceeds to an animal charity this year plus, Cate and Rich, who were owned by Alex, the beautiful blue greyhound are donating an extra 10p per pack to York RSPCA.


Wish your friends Happy Christmas with our magical, snowy Greyhound card.

Pack of 6 luxury Christmas cards with white envelopes. Blank inside for your own Christmas wishes.

10% goes to charity

free p&p for 2+packs



Wish your friends a snowy, happy Christmas this year with our gorgeous Westie Christmas cards.

Pack of 6 luxury Christmas cards with simple white envelopes. Blank inside for your own Christmas wishes.

10% from each sale goes to charity

free p&p for 2+packs



Wish your friends Happy Christmas with our snowy Yorkshire terrier card.

Pack of 6 luxury Christmas cards with white envelopes. Blank inside for your own Christmas wishes.

10% from each sale goes to charity

free p&p for 2+packs



Summer holidays are here and if you are looking for a last-minute staycation idea in Yorkshire, we’ve got just the place for you!

Forest Holidays have beautiful family and pet friendly cabins where your children and dog will feel right at home. Yorkshire’s fabulous forest locations are at Cropton and Keldy and the dog-walk begins right at your front door.

Take the chance to capture the special memories of the whole family together on a ‘Muddy Good’ Walk photography experience. Forest Holidays offer a 5% discount off cabin accommodation at both Yorkshire locations for The Phodographer customers, using the code PHODOGRAPHER5.

For lots more doggy-friendly holiday inspiration in Yorkshire, take a look at the ‘Where to Stay‘ page on our website.

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  • August 18, 2016 - 8:17 pm

    Steph Perplus - What a lovely day we had with you Anne Marie! We loved every minute of it and the picture really are something to treasure. Thanks so much and I’m sure we’ll be back soon for another shoot with our favourite furry friends! Steph xxxxReplyCancel

Summer holidays are here and whilst you have your two- and four-legged little rascals at home, why not consider capturing the story of the love and friendship that they share.

Our ‘Muddy Good’ Buddy photo shoots are a child and pet portrait session, that we can shoot at your home, venue or out on a walk. Take a look at these heart-warming pictures of Tom and Lucy that I shot recently at Forest Holidays – beautiful family and pet friendly cabins in Yorkshire where your children and dog will feel right at home (see part 2 for more details). Charged at £75, the ‘Muddy Good’ Buddy shoot lasts around 1.5 hours and includes a viewing and ordering appointment at our dog-friendly studio in York.
Tom & Lucy

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Rosie and George are the sweetest little pair of Yorkshire Terriers. They are brother and sister who didn’t have the best start in life and were rescued from a puppy farm. They have a great life now though and are so loved. They have a lovely quiet energy about them and I so enjoyed making friends with them, slowly and quietly in their own time as we made some pictures for their Mum, Wendy.

rosie and george

The connection between a man and his furry best friend is truly special. That cherished ‘man time’ when they disappear for an hour, the walk that turns into a muddy adventure hike, or the loyal fishing companionship, by each other’s side whatever the weather.

This Father’s Day, Sunday 19th June, why not capture these moments with a ‘Man’s Best Friend’ human and hound shoot.


Starting at one of Yorkshire’s many great doggy-friendly pubs – we love The Black Swan in Helmsley but we’re happy for recommendations – we’ll have a relaxed morning walk making ‘Muddy Good’ memories, followed by a refreshing pint of craft ale or take home bottle.

The photographs will show the story of the friendship that he shares with this four-legged friend. Family are welcome to join him on the walk.

Your session costs £75 and includes:

  • A photoshoot in the York area lasting around one hour to one and a half hour
  • A framed photo miniature of his choice
  • A complimentary craft ale (pint or take home bottle)
  • Editing, polishing and preparing your images for your viewing
  • An order appointment at our lovely dog photography studio in Bishopthorpe, York
  • Up to two dogs are included. Extra pack members charged at £10 each.


‘Man’s Best Friend’ Gift Box: £49 extra

Give your printed gift voucher in a beautifully packaged box, containing a wooden frame ready for his chosen photo miniature, a copy of the excellent new Sawday’s ‘Dog-friendly Breaks in Britain’ guide and whiskey miniature. Plus a stylish toy and treat for his four-legged best friend!

The Gift Box will be posted to you in time for Father’s Day.IMG_0383T


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