Natural photography for pets who are part of the family
Portsmouth Dog Photography - Hampshire & surrounding areas
Portsmouth Dog & Cat Photography
The Top Dog Experience
Just a relaxed & fun photography experience for you and your pet! Wherever they are happiest, whether its splashing around on the beach or just hanging out with you, I’ll be there to capture it all in a low pressure, completely natural way, allowing their personality and your special bond, to shine through.
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...
Portsmouth Dog Photography
Schedule your session
Let the fun begin! Classic studio portraits or brilliant sunlit on-location photos? If you can’t decide, just do both! Once scheduled, all you have to do is show up with plenty of treats and be ready to have a great time with your pup.
The studio comes to you...
For your Top Dog Studio session, we bring our fully portable studio to you! Photographing dogs in their own home ensures they are comfortable and relaxed throughout.
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!
Once your session is done, sit back and relax while we work a little post-processing magic! Soon after, we’ll meet to reveal your images and provide all the info you’ll need to place your order.
My name is Sam and I’m a specialist pet photographer and owner here at Top Dog Photography. Pawrent to four gorgeous animals (two dogs, two cats – I’m not picking a team…), my life revolves around my pets! Showing off the personality of each pet who finds themselves in front of my lens is a skill I’ve spent years developing. The biggest secret is making sure they’re comfortable and having fun! This is the best way to show their true character in each and every image. My sessions often involve lots of toys, treats, and me crawling around on the floor – and I love every second of it. When I’m not rolling around with doggos, you can find me in my motorhome, exploring the remotest and most natural places I can find!
Top Dog Photography Session
In-Person Reveal Session
Choose between an on-location Signature Session or an in-home Studio Session. Further images are available for purchase starting from £18. As a guide, our clients usually spend £150-£300 on products and digital images. View our full pricing information here.
Very relaxed photoshoot with excellent results. Sam really listened to what I wanted and delivered. I can't wait to see my printed products!
Seen us at an event?
Select the event we met your pup at to view your images!
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 Signature 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 in your home, where we bring our portable studio to you! Perfect for young pups, golden oldies, pets who might be nervous outside or just anyone looking for classic studio portraits.
Find all our pricing information above.
The cost of a session is £35. This includes an in-person viewing session and an 8×10″ print of your choice.
You are welcome to purchase further 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 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.
Whether they’ve been with you a short time or a lifetime, saying goodbye to a beloved pet is one of the hardest things you’ll ever have to do. It’s scary and confusing, and it totally sucks.
Our Legacy Sessions are special photography sessions just for terminally ill or elderly pets. We’ll take the session at their pace and capture lasting memories for you, their family.
I am proud to offer these sessions free of charge. I will always try to schedule these sessions as quickly as possible for you. Please do get in touch for more information.
Whatever the training or behaviour of your pet, I completely believethey can have a 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!