Hey, I'm Sam!

I’m the gal behind the lens here at Top Dog. Dog-mad and proud, I can’t wait to welcome you to my studio to photograph everything that makes your dog special!

A relaxed & fun photography experience awaits you and your pet!  Join us at our studio in Fareham or in the great outdoors in Hampshire for your dog photography session! 


How It Works

Here at Top Dog, we like our pets more than we like most people (don't we all?). They really are our family and our sessions are designed to celebrate them and everything they bring to our lives! Our sessions are stress-free, taken at your dog's pace and guaranteed to show off their unique character.

Here's where the adventure begins...


Book your session...

Let the fun begin! Classic studio portraits or brilliant sunlit on-location photos? If you can’t decide, just do both! Then  just show up with plenty of treats and be ready to have a great time with your pup.


Visit our Studio...

Head to our Top Dog Studio for a fun, relaxed studio session! Great for classic portraits, along with some more creative and colourful photographs!


Time for Walkies...

At one of our gorgeous local locations, we let dogs be dogs and simply capture them having a great time! A happy dog coupled with beautiful  sunset light = pure gold!


...and relax!

Once your session is done, sit back and relax while we work on your  final gallery! Soon after, at your Viewing & Ordering session, I’ll reveal your images and provide all the info you’ll need to place your order. 

I'm extremely happy with the whole experience. Sam was very patient and understanding with my cats and dogs. The photos were exactly what I had hoped for and she offered some artistic style photos which I didn't expect and happily ordered them all!



A session in the Top Dog Studio or outdoors – the choice is yours! Includes your session, access to a private client portal and an in-person Viewing & Ordering session at the studio and a gift print of your choice! Prints & digitals sold separately.



Document your pup growing into those paws! Includes three separate sessions throughout their first year ending with a 1st birthday shoot, as well as a story board frame with your favourite image from each session. Further prints & digitals sold separately.



At the Viewing & Ordering session, you’ll view your gallery up close on the big screen and get the chance to see our full collection of products. What you choose to order is completely up to you – you only purchase what you absolutely love with no minimum spend

Sam was amazing with me and my little boy. We chose photos tonight and she helped me a lot with my decision. They are so good that I cried!


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COVID-19 Update

Just a little update for those of you with upcoming sessions in the studio over the next couple of months.

Here in the Top Dog Studio, we will be following all relevant safety measures as set out by the government.

There will only ever be myself plus your own household/bubble in the studio at any one time.

Social distancing will be adhered to in the studio. 

Face coverings must be worn in the studio unless you are exempt (with the exception of being on set – you can take masks off to have your photos taken!).

Hand sanitiser is available, as well as a full hand washing station as required.

I am undertaking twice weekly lateral flow antigen testing. In the event of a positive result, I will be in contact with anyone whose sessions this will affect to reschedule.

Should you, or anyone within your household/bubble, test positive for COVID-19, please let me know as soon as possible. We can then reschedule your session for a later date.

Surfaces will be cleaned between each session/customer visit, with a deep clean at the end of each day.

If you have any concerns prior to your session, please do get in touch to discuss. 

Easy! Book a session online to see all our availability or get in touch below to discuss. 

Of course. Lots of our sessions take place with doggos on lead for most (if not all) of the session. It helps keep their attention on us! We’ll work a little Photoshop magic so when you see your final images – you’ll forget they were even on lead. 

Top Dog Outdoor Session

These sessions take place out on location in and around Hampshire. We have a number of locations where we shoot regularly and can recommend, or we’re open to suggestions if you have somewhere in mind. 

Top Dog Studio Session

These sessions take place at our studio on West Street, Fareham. Perfect for young pups, golden oldies, pets who might be nervous outside or just anyone looking for classic studio portraits. 

We can also visit your pet in their own home if that’s where they would be most comfortable. 

Find all our pricing information above. 

The cost of a session is £50. This includes your session, either in the Top Dog Studio or out on location, and an in-person viewing session plus a gift print of your choice!

You are welcome to purchase  images and products if you wish. There is no minimum order and no pressure – you only buy what you love!

Most clients spend between £150-£350 on products at the viewing session. 

Yes! In fact, cats were my first subjects!
Generally speaking, cats do great with our in-home Top Dog Studio Sessions. We’ll bring a variety of lighting options so even the more nervous kitties can shine in their very own shoot. See our here for more info on our sessions for cats. 

Yes, absolutely. I encourage familes to get involved with the session, even if its just your feet! Capturing the connection between pet and owner makes for the most treasured images. 

With all that said, there’s no pressure to be in front of camera if you don’t want to. We can discuss this before your session so you know what to expect and how to prepare.

Absoultely! We offer gift vouchers for all budgets – just follow the link  below for more info:

Gift Vouchers

Whatever the training or behaviour of your pet, I completely believe they can have a great photo shoot! I have many years experience photographing dogs of all temperaments and have lots of tricks up my sleeve to get a good gallery of images for you to fall in love with.

Before any session, we’ll chat about your pet so we can plan based on their personality and set expectations. If you have any concerns about how your pet would cope with a shoot, get in touch and we can discuss! 



Any questions? Get in touch to start your adventure. Ready to book? Book your session today!