Edinburgh Dog Photographer - Fred and Martha

I’m blessed to have my studio and all that it allows me to create, but that doesn’t mean I don’t love to work in the great outdoors with natures own lighting and backdrops. I’m a country girl at heart, it’s one of the reasons I moved to the lovely town of Peebles with my family. So to have an amazing outdoor studio, literally on the doorstop of the actual studio is pretty special.

David and Moyra brought their two babies Fred and Martha along, it was a last minute decision to step out and do an outdoor shoot as they were still unsure which way to go when they arrived. But thankfully we had the sunshine on our side and so we took the 2 minute walk out of the studio door to the beautiful Gypsy Glen just behind the studio.

With plenty of spots to choose from, we also had a nice walk and paddle with the dogs whilst we were at it too. A perfect Monday morning in my book.

I hope you enjoy the photos as much as I enjoyed taking them!

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Fred and Martha had their leads for the majority of the shoot, until they settled in their new environment and owners David and Moyra felt happy to let them roam. The safety of your dog and your piece of mind is more important than any photo ever will be!!

As you can see they were pretty relaxed about the whole thing………for everything else theres photoshop!

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Scottish Dog Photographer - MPA Finalist!

So I’ve been off on a little holiday in the Andes of Chile. What a fantastic experience and I met one or two pretty cool dogs along the way too actually.

I had some great news when I got back waiting in my inbox. I’m a finalist in the Master Photographers Associations 2019 Scottish Region awards. I’ve just joined the association and the monthly critiques are already driving my work forward just as I had hoped they would. I’ve already reached the ‘certified’ status having submitted all my business plans and relevant insurances to prove my business is being run to a high standard and that you fabulous people can totally trust me. Soon I will be submitting to get the artistic tick in the box too to become a Licentiate of the association.

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I think as a photographer you stand on the strength of your portfolio. What are you capable of producing right now and consistently for your clients. You don’t need any official qualifications to prove this, so many great working photographers are self taught, but for me having the membership and qualification structure to work to is crucial to my business going forward. I want to keep improving and having the best in the business to help me do that can only be a huge benefit in my eyes!

One of 6 images I have in the finals - eeekkkkk!

One of 6 images I have in the finals - eeekkkkk!

So I’ve got my final images printed and on the way in a rush with the deadline approaching fast after my holiday and I’m hoping for some success on awards night. Wish me luck!!