"When the Man waked up he said, 'What is Wild Dog doing here?' And the Woman said, 'His name is not Wild Dog anymore, but the First Friend, because he will be our friend for always and always and always."

—Rudyard Kipling

stunning and naTural PORTRAITURE OF YOUR beloved dog

As a dog lover and owner, Rachel endeavours to capture the personality, energy, character and emotion of your dog in each and every photograph taken. Like any other shoot she undertakes, her emphasis is on creating the very best images possible with minimum fuss.

Authenticity is at the heart of her work. The images created are not contrived, rather they are moments of connection and spark that have unfolded naturally, really capturing the character and energy of the animal or human in front of the lens.

Beautiful photographs of cherished animals have enormous sentimental value and Captured With Light specialises in using natural light where possible to obtain beautiful and timeless artwork of you and your dog that you can enjoy looking at every day for years to come.

Each dog portrait shoot is tailor made for your requirements, and shot either on location or at your home. These shoots are designed to be relaxed so that together you will capture the special character of your dog and the incredible bond that you share, in turn creating beautiful images and memories that you will treasure forever.

Making memories with you best friend on our stress-free portrait shoots

Animal psychology plays a key part in running a successful photo shoot. Dogs and pets generally feel more relaxed in familiar surroundings, or in an open space outside.

Each session is tailor made and can combine bespoke portraits in your own home through to a scenic shoot on location. A stress free environment will help to relax your dog who can then bring more of their natural character to the session so they can be captured at their best.

Forget me not sessions

Sadly, none of us are here forever and as a dog owner herself, Rachel knows the feeling of being told that a pet has a limited time left and how important it is to treasure every moment we have left with them.

If your best friend is in failing health Captured With Light provides tailored 'Forget me not sessions' where we can keep the session short and concentrate on key shots; as their well being is the top priority at this extremely emotional time. These are bespoke sessions specifically for best friends in failing health who have limited time left.

These sessions can take place outside on your beloved friends favourite walk, or if they are too unwell the session can be held in the comfort of your own home, so as to put the comfort of your best friend first.

We can focus on key shots of your dog, plus some beautiful images of you and your best friend together. These sessions can be emotional but extremely rewarding, allowing you to honour the relationship that you have with your dog in a sympathetic and respectful way.

If your session is urgent then please telephone or message as soon as you can so that your session can be booked in without delay and worry for you. We understand this challenging time and this is why we will work closely with you to make sure that these special last moments and memories are captured respectfully enabling you to treasure the images forever.

Pet portrait sessions of cats and other beloved pets

Captured With Light also offer bespoke sessions for other animals. Please get in contact to discuss your needs.

Commercial work

If you run an animal related business such as a veterinary surgery, kennels, cattery or dog walking business, Captured With Light provides additional photographic services including promotional imagery taken for all your corporate marketing needs such as websites, brochures, leaflets, business cards and social media. Please get in touch for more details. Photography services are also available to local animal related charities for very special rates.


PRE-SHOOT CONSULTATION A telephone consultation in the week prior to your shoot so that Rachel can find out more about your dog and customise the session to your needs.


EDITING AND RETOUCHING OF ALL IMAGES FROM THE SHOOT Rachel's time spent selecting the best images from your session and digitally perfecting each individual image.

A PRIVATE ONLINE GALLERY OF THE BEST IMAGES After your session, you will be able to review the photographs in an online gallery and pick the photographs of your choice. The gallery will be live for 7 days for you to enjoy and make your selections.

HIGH-RESOLUTION DIGITAL IMAGES Each shoot includes an agreed number of high-resolution digital pictures emailed to you, with the option to purchase more if desired.

We advise a minimum four week lead time for weekdays and up to six weeks for weekend sessions as they are particularly popular.

Additional dogs are charged at £25 per dog for participation in the same session regardless of which package has been chosen.

Pricing & Packages

Full Dog Session Package 1

- Time spent selecting the very best photographs from your session and digitally perfecting each individual image.
- 10 high-resolution digital format images.
- 1 hour shooting time at a location of your choice.


Full dog session Package 2

Time spent selecting the very best photographs from your session and digitally perfecting each individual image.
- 20 high-resolution digital format images.
- 1 hour shooting time at a location of your choice.


Forget me not mini session

- Time spent selecting the very best photographs from your session and digitally perfecting each individual image.
- 5 high-resolution digital format images.
- 30 minute shooting time at a location of your choice.


Kind words

Kind words

Ollie + Ned

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"We had such a lovely afternoon with Rachel. Our dogs Ollie and Ned absolutely loved her and she made us all feel very relaxed.
Rachel has really captured their characters, it is so lovely to have photos with our boys as we are normally taking the photos.
We love the photos and I would highly recommend Rachel"

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