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Capturing Timeless Moments: A Dog Photography Session with Marley


Dog photography session with an older dog, a cavapoo peeping through the leaves on a beautiful green bush

Dog photography has the unique ability to freeze moments in time, preserving cherished memories for years to come. In this blog post, we delve into a heart-warming dog photography session with Marley, an older dog who stole my heart with his grace, charm and pure determination to keep going. Join us on this journey as we capture the beauty and essence of Marley, creating lasting memories that his owner will cherish forever.


Setting the Scene: The photography session took place in the picturesque Swithland Woods, bathed in bright sunlight (which isn't always the best for a dog photography shoot, we found plenty of shade though beneath that amazing towering trees) The tranquil surroundings provided the perfect backdrop for Marley's session, allowing us to capture his personality and the special bond he shared with his owner.

Cavopoo standing on his owners knee during a dog photography session, his owner laughs as the dogs actions were unexpected.

Marleys owner wanted some shots of them together. As we were getting ready to capture Marley and his owner on this fallen tree, he climbed onto her knee and made her laugh, and I was lucky enough to capture this beautiful moment.


Marley's Charismatic Presence: Despite his age and ill health, Marley exuded a timeless charm that left me in awe. His soulful eyes spoke volumes, reflecting years of love and companionship. With each click of the camera, I aimed to encapsulate his wisdom and gentle nature, creating images that would tug at the heartstrings of anyone who laid eyes on them.

Beautiful elderly cavapoo dog on his dog photography shoot, walking towrds the camera with his tail held high in the air

The Art of Patience: Older dogs often require a bit more patience during photography sessions, and Marley was no exception. We took the time to establish a comfortable pace for him, allowing him to explore the surroundings in his own time. By understanding his needs, I was able to capture moments that truly showcased his character and unique spirit.


The Owner's Review - A Heartfelt Testimony: After the photography session, Marley's owner graciously left a glowing review that affirmed the impact of my work. Their words of appreciation serve as a testament to the magic that unfolded during the session. Here is their heartfelt review:

"★★★★★ - We had a gold package shoot with Julie as we wanted some photos of our elderly cavapoo to keep for the future. Everything about the service was excellent from setting up the date and location (navigating some difficult weather conditions) to the shoot itself. Julie definitely has a gift with animals as Marley isn't very good at posing for long periods but her calmness and patience brought out the best in him and we have some wonderful photos to treasure. She was very sensitive to his needs due to his health too. She even gave us an extra image for free as it was my birthday. Highly recommended.


Photographing older dogs like Marley is an experience that touches the heart in profound ways. It allows us to celebrate the beauty of ageing pets, capturing their unique personalities and the love they bring into our lives. Marley's session served as a poignant reminder of the importance of cherishing every moment spent with our beloved furry companions. Through the art of photography, we can create lasting memories that transcend time, reminding us of the joy and unconditional love that our pets bring into our lives.


Beautiful elderly cavapoo dog standing next to a stream in a stunning  forest at the end of spring.

If you have an elderly dog, or a dog with health issues, then let me capture their personality and adoration for you in a tailored pet photography session. Don't worry if your dog can't walk very far, or can't stand for too long. If your dog doesn't like to leave his home, we can do the shoot in your garden. If you're still not sure, then send me a message, and we can have a chat about your worries, and build a session around your beloved best friend. Don't leave it until it's too late.




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