SC Portrait photography » Family, Children and pet photography Hertfordshire and London

How it works

“For me, the camera is a sketch book, an instrument of intuition and spontaneity.” – Henri Cartier-Bresson

Dog photography has always been a passion of Steve’s, photographing them in the same manner as he would any person.  With this in mind Steve has decided to expand SC Portrait photography to include his art work and style so the public can now enjoy this with their own beloved dogs.  Working slightly differently to his usual style of natural photography, this requires setting up a small studio within the customers home, somewhere familiar and safe for the dog.  Within this set up Steve will aim to capture a selection of portraits which will showcase your much trusted family member in a slightly different view.  It’s about capturing their inner self, the inner dog that only you usually get to see.  Much like all of Steve’s photography, this isn’t about forcing poses on your dog, it’s about allowing them to relax and be photographed, just in a slightly different style.

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The Shoot

Most dog owners would agree that it’s not easy photographing their dogs and in most cases they would be correct.  Understanding this, we ask all of our customers to allow up to four hours on the day of the shoot, in order that we can take our time and not rush the session.  Dogs are individuals and as such don’t always want to do as they are told so by allowing a good amount of time we can let them settle into the day and relax, allowing the photography to unfold around them.  There is nothing worse than shots being missed due to rushing.

In cases where you require photographs on location, we would always suggest this take place after all other shots.  Dogs do tend to get dirty where possible so a nice clean dog is always best in front of the studio lighting.  Besides, if they’ve not long been to the groomers, the last thing you want is a messy dog.

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After the shoot

Our customers are extremely important to us and we cannot emphasise this more than by providing quality photography.  This is a bespoke service of the very highest standard and we make sure that we get the stunning photographs that you want.

Once all your photographs are edited and finished, one of the team will contact you to arrange a viewing.  This will also take place from your home and will allow you to select the photographs you want and also how you will display them.  We have many beautiful frames available as well as other wall art such as canvas wraps and acrylics.

Again, these things cannot be rushed so do not expect a pushy sales experience.  We will take our time with you in order that you get exactly what you want.

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