Hello! I am Lucie and I am the creator of Cotswold Dog Photography. I consider myself extremely lucky to be able to combine my enthusiasm for photography with my life-long love of – and affinity with – dogs of all shapes and sizes.
Based in Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire, in a cosy, relaxed studio on the edge of town, I begin every photo shoot with the mission to capture beautiful, professional photographs of your dog that resonate with you because they express your dog’s unique personality. My portrait style is classic and simple, giving you clean, engaging images where the focus is entirely on your dog.
I don’t just photograph dogs for a living. I have a dog-grooming business too and my work there – from teasing tangles out of tails and gently clipping silky-soft ears to gaining the trust required to cut a nervous dog’s claws – has helped me to develop a deeper understanding of canine behaviour. I also have four dogs of my own, two of them rescue dogs, so I have a lot of experience with a variety of doggy personalities and behaviour quirks! In the studio, this enables me to get that all-important special connection with your dog, allowing them to relax and be themselves in front of the camera.
I firmly believe that a photo session should be fun, with lots of positive rewards, so that your dog has a truly enjoyable experience. My studio is a treasure trove for dogs, with a variety of different treats to try and toys on hand to play with. It’s my job to observe them having fun and to use my natural eye for what looks beautiful to get a selection of captivating photographs for you to choose from afterwards. I especially love capturing that intense look that they give you when they are waiting for their food bowl to go down or for their ball to be thrown, as that is often where their personality really shines through.