Esther would love to photograph your dog. She understands that every photography session is unique, so please do get in touch to discuss your ideas and it would be fabulous to find out all about your dog.

Esther is a highly acclaimed professional canine and equine photographer with over 15 years experience. She is a qualified member of British Institute of Professional Photography and is currently working on her first edition book “Wild Hearts”. She has a natural affinity with animals and people which enables her to capture tender, evocative moments in her photography. Her empathetic approach ensures that both you and your horse feel at ease, special. 

Your photography session is individually tailored to your needs. Esther will spend time getting to know you beforehand during your consultation appointment in person or via Skype. The consultation is a great way to get to know you better, plan your photography session and ensure you get the most from the experience whilst also guaranteeing that you and your dog enjoy every minute. 

“I love to create beautiful pet portraits. Being able to create precious art work for my clients of thier beloved animals is so rewarding to me. I know how important pets are to each and every one of us and to be able to capture every single little detail from their funny character to the love heart shaped pattern on their tail means a lot to me, knowing they will cherish my photography for a lifetime. Therefore I consider it to be an honour to photograph your pet.”

Our studio canine photography sessions  will centre around creating unique fine art pieces which are utterly personal to you. Capturing your dogs character and everything you love about them, giving you a beautiful set of photographs which you will treasure.

The Studio Fine Art Session £75

Esther Marie’s studio fine art pet photography is planned with as much detail as a location session. Her aim with all studio photography sessions is to really concentrate on capturing your pet’s personality, using beautiful lighting and allowing dogs to have lots of fun!

Pre -shoot consultation via phone, skype or in person.

Welcome pack 

Professional Retouching

Private Viewing session at my studio or your home showcasing a slideshow of your images ready for you to order.

Purchase a gift voucher for a loved one

 

Our location canine photography sessions   will centre around creating unique fine art pieces which are utterly personal to you. Capturing your dogs character and everything you love about them, giving you a beautiful set of photographs which you will treasure.

The Signature session – £125

Each photography session is unique; whether the location is at a beach, the countryside or even a more stylised photography session at a City near you, it is yours to tailor as you wish.

Pre -shoot consultation via phone, skype or in person.

Welcome pack

Professional Retouching

Private Viewing session at my studio or your home showcasing a slideshow of your images ready for you to order.

 

Purchase a gift voucher for a loved one

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SO GRATEFUL

” What an absolutely amazing lady Esther is!! She was fabulous from start to finish!

She is so dedicated to what she does and it shines in all her work.

Her passion for photography is beautiful”

Abby Beech

about having a portrait session of your dog

I'M NOT SURE IF WE HAVE THE SPACE ?

You will be surprised to find out that you don’t need acres of forest or lakes to have a beautiful photography session.  As your photographer, it is my job to find suitable locations in and around your home  I don’t just look for green areas, I’m also looking for interesting textures, shapes and colours. So don’t worry if you think your home isn’t suitable, as I can guarantee there will be something unique about your home that will look great in your photography session. Or your other option would be for us to meet at a location of your choice, perhaps somewhere your dog likes to go? The beach, woodland or we can even head out into the City!

DOES MY DOG NEED TO GO TO THE DOG GROOMERS BEFORE FOR OUR SESSION?

It’s important that your dog is ready and looking their best for their photography session. Whilst it’s not essential that you book your dog into a professional groomers especially for the photography session, a nice bath and groom the day before can be a nice treat for your dog. 

Please make sure you groom / bath your dog the day before the session as this avoids the stress of trying to dry them on the morning of the shoot!

WHAT SHOULD I BRING TO THE SESSION?

Bring along any pet accessories if your dog likes to wear them.  Make sure you also bring your dogs favourite treats and toys too. Avoid bright coloured leads and make sure they are in good condition

HOW SHALL I PREPARE MY DOG ON THE MORNING OF THE SESSION ?

It’s just as important to make sure your dog is  ready for their photo session too. please make sure that your dog is bathed and groomed the day before. This avoids the stress of trying to dry them on the morning of the session! Also make sure that collars,  are clean and shiny and it can be a good idea to exercise your dog before a studio session if your dog is a giddy kipper!

We also recommend that you reduce your dogs morning feed on the day of the session.As they will be having lots of yummy treats before and after the session.

Please try to avoid using frayed leads and brightly coloured, especially fluorescent, leads, as they can be distracting  in your final photographs.

Please also make sure your pet has toilette before the photography session ( especially if the session is at my studio)

WHAT IF MY DOG ISN’T VERY WELL BEHAVED?

We recommend exercising your pet before his or her session, as a tired pet is usually a polite pet! Keeping your pet a little hungry is also helpful, because they are more likely to respond to the occasional treat. and positive reinforcement. Beyond that, we are able to capture fantastic images with the rowdiest pets, so don’t worry…your session will be special regardless of how Rover behaves.

MY DOG WILL NEVER SIT OR GO OFF LEAD?

I promise that we are able to photograph the most giddy dogs,. I have alot of tricks up my sleeve to get your dogs attention! In fact alot of the images  you see on my website are photographed with dogs wearing leads or a long lines to keep them safe and happy, I can still capture action shots using longlines and I am able to make leads and lines disappear in post production to create stunning art work.

CAN WE GO TO A SEPARATE LOCATION ON THE DAY OF MY SESSION?

Yes, we can begin the session at your home, then if you have a particular place in mind like the beach, woodland etc.. Then Esther is more than happy to move to a different location to photograph  your dog somewhere special too.

HOW FAR DO YOU TRAVEL FOR PHOTOGRAPHY SESSIONS?

Esther is commissioned to photograph Equine and Canine sessions across the UK and abroad. Please contact the studio to find out about any additional travel costs that may apply.

WHAT HAPPENS AFTER THE PHOTOGRAPHY SESSION ?

Approximately two weeks after your photography session you will be invited to our studio in Lancashire to view your images . All your images will be professionally edited and retouched by Esther, ready for you to view in the form of a slide show. This is when you can select and purchase your favourite photographs. We can help guide you through our bespoke wall art, prints and albums and help you select the right artwork for your home. It’s a lovely experience normally lasting aproximately one and a half hours, with choice of bubbles, tea, coffee and some treats.

HOW MUCH ARE ADDITIONAL PRINTS,FRAMES OR ALBUMS?

The goal for any portrait session is the creation of stunning art for display in your home and keepsakes to last a lifetime.

Esther Marie  is proud to offer only the best bespoke archival printing (lasts for a 100 years) and handcrafted frames and albums to ensure your beautiful artwork will remain a joy for years to come and last a lifetime. Please view below a full price guide.

After your photography session my goal is to provide you with beautiful photography, work of the highest quality presented using archival fine art printing papers; leather bound, individually designed albums and bespoke framed photographs all hand crafted in the UK by master craftsmen and printers. This is to ensure that your photography will last a life time for you and your family to enjoy through each generation.

Most people spend on average between  £500 – £3000 we have a range of beautiful art work for all budgets. Below is our full price list

SIgnature WALL art 

available TO be DISPLAYed AS A handcrafted FRAME, FLOATING CANVAS OR ACRYLIc, each wall art comes with a  digital copy of your chosen image ready to print.

  • Small- 16 x12 (glass size) inch frame –  £345

  • MEDIUM – 20 x 16 INCH (GLASS SIZE)FRAME – £425

  • LARGE – 24x20 INCH(GLASS SIZE) FRAME – £645

  • EXTRA LARGE – 30x40 INCH (GLASS SIZE) FRAME – £999

MULTI FRAMES

MULTI FRAMES INCLUDE ONE DIGITAL COPY OF YOUR FAVOURITE FRAMED PHOTOGRAPH.

  

 

30 x 11 (GLASS SIZE) MULTI – FRAME INCLUDING THREE PHOTOGRAPHS – £495

24x24 (GLASS SIZE) MULTI FRAME INCLUDING NINE PHOTOGRAPHS –

£795

 

Photography collections

Beautiful Photography collections are are wonderful way to own multiple photographs that you love and cherish.

TEN  12x 8 mounted fine art prints displayed in a beautiful wooden folio box  with ten print ready digital files on a USB key -£1200

Twenty  12x 8 mounted fine art prints displayed in a beautiful wooden folio box  with twenty print ready digital files on a USB key -£1400

Thirty  12x 8 mounted fine art prints displayed in a beautiful wooden folio box  with thirty print ready digital files on a USB key -£1900

ALL YOUR PRINT READY DIGITAL IMAGES ON A USB KEY PRESENTED IN A HANDMADE BOX – £2500 

 

 

* If you purchase a folio box or album worth £1900 you will receive all your digital images from your session ( up to 60 images) complimentary.

ALBUM

12 x12 luxary handmade leather bespoke matted album including up to 40 images ( of varying sizes largest is 10x7) – £1900

 Little extras

A beautiful way of displaying small photographs in cosy corners of your home and make a lovely gift for a loved one.

Gift print  5x7 fine art print mounted – £85

12 x 8 fine art print mounted – £135

Desktop frame with mounted photography – £225

8x8 portfolio of three photographs – £325

Slide show of all your photographs to view on a screen – £199

 

* If you spend over £1400 you eligible to purchase all your

digital print ready images on a USB key at a discounted price of £300

 

What is archival printing ?

ArchivalPrints” are Museum-quality Fine-Art reproductions. Sometimes called “Giclee Prints“, these artworks are made with an ultra-high-resolution fine-art printer, using the very finest archival inks and papers. They  have a style and finesse loved by artists and photographers but more importantly are created to last a lifetime. ensuring you will enjoy your art work for many years to come.

What is archival framing?

You have invested in beautiful photography with Esther Marie and we want you to be able to enjoy your artwork for a life time. So buying  cheap frames and mounts to sell to our clients is something we do not do.  This is because cheap mounts, mounting boards and non-archival ways of mounting the artwork put acidic materials in contact with the artwork. Eventually — even within a few months — acid begins to migrate into the artwork to age and discolor it. 

Our frames are handmade in the UK  by master craftsmen ensuring  you have art work that lasts a lifetime. Below is a description of how your frames are created.

Museum archival framing uses 100% cotton rag as matting material, the colored space between the piece itself and the frame. Besides protecting the work from being close to the frame, it also protects the work from being too close to the glass which can have adverse effects such as condensation. The mounting hinges (invisible attachments between your art work and the backing board) are made of Japanese paper with natural wheat or rice paste used as the adhesive.

The conservation glass used in such framing filters out between 97 to 99% of ultraviolet rays, which protects the work from fading as well as scratching. In addition to possessing all of those materials, the frame  has an acid-free paper dustcover stretched across the back. This prevents dust particles and tiny insects from gaining access to your art work.

What is a photo- encaustic?

Photo- encaustics,” is a lovely mixed media technique that uses beeswax and damar resin as a medium to create mixed media photography. The “caustic” part of the term indicates that heat is used to melt and blend the layers of wax into a unified piece. The end result is a one of a kind art work filled with texture and  depth which will be a talking point in any home.

Do you sell individual digital images?

We dont sell individual digital files as we wish to provide beautiful artwork which will last a life time. So we made the decision to only provide digital files once you have purchased beautiful wall art or print collections plus, we also provide  screen only copies of any wall art purchased for use on social media accounts. This ensures that Esther Marie’s photography is seen in its best possible form.

What is a copyright licence and why do I need one with my digital files ?

The Copyright Designs and Patents Act 1988 states – copyright of a photograph belongs to the person who took it.
This means that clients may only use photographs taken by a professional photographer in ways that have been agreed at the time they were commissioned. If further uses are required at a later date, permission must be sought from the copyright holder and an additional fee agreed. The difference between owning the copyright and having the images under licence is how the images may be used. Under UK Law, it is the photographer who will own the copyright of any images he / she has taken and it is illegal to use an image without a granted licence or rights. When images are supplied under licence it means that the photographer retains the copyright but licences the client to use the images for a specific use.

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THANK YOU ESTHER

Amazing experience from start to finish! Really recommend five stars

Julia Hardy

BOOK A MEETING OR PHONE APPOINTMENT TO FIND OUT MORE ABOUT OUR PHOTOGRAPHY SESSIONS.

We would love to hear from you, and if you do have any questions at all before booking, please do feel free to give us a call on 01706 846714

@esther_marie_photography

CONTACT

+ 44(0)1706846714
esther@esthermarie-photography.co.uk

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