Authentic photography for pets who are part of the family

Hampshire Dog Photography

Portsmouth Dog & Cat Photography


The Top Dog Experience

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  in a low pressure, completely natural way, allowing their personality to shine through. Join us in our studio 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...

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.


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!

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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 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. 

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!

About Us

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!

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!

Top Dog Photography Session
 In-Person Viewing


Choose between an on-location Signature Session or a 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!



Got a question? Here's the answers to our most asked!

It's Christmas!

Visit the new Top Dog Studio for a limited edition Christmas session for your pup this December...

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 at our studio in Warsash. 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 £35. This includes an in-person viewing session. 

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:

Top Dog Gift Vouchers

Whatever the training or behaviour of your pet, I completely believe they 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! 



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