I am a photographer and passionate animal lover who wants to create beautiful lasting images of the animals that you love. I have experience of photographing dogs, cats, horses and rabbits, gerbils, degus, and snakes but am open to photographing any kind of animal!

I believe that animals enrich our lives in so many ways. They give us unconditional love and affection, and create an unparralleled bond with their humans. That bond should be celebrated as much as possible. A photoshoot is a great way of celebrating your special friend and documenting the relationship you have by creating a special piece of art that you can cherish in your home forever. 

About Me

My photography career has included photographing events, houses, children, fashion brands, products and stock, but now my focus is on my true passion, people's pets. 

 I am a registered member of the Guild of Photographers, I am fully insured and DBS checked for your piece of mind.

I am based in Essex but will travel to Cambridge, Suffolk, Hertfordshire and North London upon arrangement.  

 

I am originally from London, but in 2018 I moved to a small village outside of Saffron Walden. To say this was a big adjustment is somewhat of an understatement! But I am enjoying the countryside, the fresh air and the more relaxed way of life.  I live with my husband, our family and our 5 cats who are my obsessions, and my current favourite models.

I have always photographed my own animals. I would often torment my first cat, Suzie by getting my camera out whenever I could, even before I had a digital camera. This love of photographing my own pets only grew when I added a pair of gerbils to the family, who would never sit still! They each taught me a lot about photography and how to work with them in order to get the best image. 

Now, my aim is to capture the essence of your pet and create a beautiful image that you can keep forever.

Even though photography gripped me from a young age, I initially chose to follow another path.  After graduating from a media, film, photography and design based degree, I spent seven years working in film and television post-production and worked on some very diverse projects from feature films to cat food commercials.  This taught me industry standard compositional skills and post production techniques which helped shape my photography style. 

I am a big believer in helping animals find homes or places where they can be cared for. I currently volunteer for two great charities, Redwings Horse Sanctuary and Blind Dog Rescue UK. Click here to find out more about my charity work

Pet Photography in Cambridgeshire, Essex, Hertfordshire and Suffolk

© 2020 by  Fran Mackintosh.

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