It’s always lovely to receive a testimonial from a happy client. In April I went to Knutsford to meet Deborah and Sophie and their two dogs, Charlie and Bailey for a pet portrait session near their home. The weather was perfect and overnight rain meant that we had perfect puddles for splashing action shots.

Adorable pet portrait photography by Cheshire Pet Photographer Andrew Collier

For me a pet portrait photograph should capture the character of your pet. And action shots are great way to do this. These sessions are fun and unpredictable; you’re never quite sure how it will work. That depends on the mood of the pet, the relationship between the pet and owner and the location we’re working in. I temper the pace of the shoot and what we’re going to do to suit the mood of the pet I’m photographing. But Bailey and Charlie were easy to work with so I started by taking a series of relaxed, still portraits. Then we went into the parkland surrounding their home for some location portraits and some action shots.

Deborah and Sophie are both Travel Counsellors and organise holidays for their clients. I was surprised to learn that they can do anything from a bespoke world tour with very detailed itineraries to relaxing weekend breaks and flights. If you’re looking for a holiday and want something different or if you just want a better deal than you’d find on the high street or even online it’s well worth contacting them.

As with all my portrait sessions we arranged a viewing so that Deborah and Sophie could choose their favourite photographs from the session which were then framed in bespoke frames for them. A couple of weeks ago I received this lovely testimonial from Sophie about the session and the photographs.

Andrew Collier came to our house for an afternoon to photograph our dogs. We had a fabulous day, and luckily the sun was shining!! The dogs loved him and he worked well with the two dogs. He managed to capture their personalities both together as brothers and individually. We were very much looking forward to looking at all the photos he had taken and when it came down to the crunch struggled to pick which ones we wanted as we loved them all! He has delivered our framed photos this week and we could not be happier. Fantastic photographer! Thanks Andrew!

Adorable pet portrait photography by Cheshire Pet Photographer Andrew Collier

Adorable pet portrait photography by Cheshire Pet Photographer Andrew Collier

Adorable pet portrait photography by Cheshire Pet Photographer Andrew Collier

Adorable pet portrait photography by Cheshire Pet Photographer Andrew Collier

Adorable pet portrait photography by Cheshire Pet Photographer Andrew Collier

Adorable pet portrait photography by Cheshire Pet Photographer Andrew Collier

Adorable pet portrait photography by Cheshire Pet Photographer Andrew Collier

Adorable pet portrait photography by Cheshire Pet Photographer Andrew Collier

Adorable pet portrait photography by Cheshire Pet Photographer Andrew Collier