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About The Artist

I grew up in the Heart of the Kent countryside in a beautiful village called Biddenden.  Both my Great Grandparents and Grandparents owned farms in the village and I was lucky enough to spend most of my childhood outdoors with our Whippet Cross called Charlie.

There is an enviable bond between man and dog.  It is one relationship however where you soon start to realise that you will outlive your closest friend and there will be a time when they are not by your side anymore.

In adult life I appreciate the bond between man and dog more than ever and love getting to know dogs and their owners, capturing the characters and bonds between them.

Looking back now there are a few tatty photos in my Mum’s album of Charlie, who lived until from when I was in nappies until I was 19. Like most people I look back wishing I had better photos of the friend I loved so much.

In June 2016, I was really proud to win Kennel Club Dog Photographer of the Year for my portrait work – over 13,000 people entered from 90 countries around the globe. I have also enjoyed a number of other awards within the photography industry this year.

I hope you enjoy looking at my work and we can share a walk or a run in the park together soon and create a picture of your friend for you to treasure.

Jamie

“Kennel Club Dog Photographer of the Year”

After the recent win of Kennel Club Dog Photographer of the Year back in June, Jamie Morgan of Hound Dog Photography was interviewed on BBC South East Today on 31st October 2016 about the winning image, taken in the Ashdown Forest.


HoundDog Photography – BBC Southeast Monday 31st October 2016 from hounddogphotography on Vimeo.

“A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you
more than he loves himself.”
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Our Sessions

First and foremost, location based dog photo shoots are nothing like anything you may have experienced in a photo studio.

For me fields and woodlands are a natural location for dogs, perfect for showing off your dog’s breed and markings to capture your dog in action.

Every dog is different whether it’s Great Danes, Wolfhounds, Collies or Spaniels and all sorts of Labradors. Capturing your dog in an environment that matches its breed and characteristics is really important to me.

From lakes to mountains, heathland to beaches, even in the city, we can put together a unique session.

The photo shoot of your dog normally lasts around 45 minutes to an hour. During that time we will take your dog for a walk, giving me time to take some natural portraits before we start to have some fun whether this is running on the beach, chasing a ball, catching a frisbee, or jumping into the lake.

Location Day Sessions

Throughout the month I host a number of photo shoot days at locations that I’ve hand-picked because they are safe for your dog to be off the lead and I know the scenery is fantastic.

Your dog portrait session will be easy to access by car, I’ll pack the dog bowl, water and some treats, you just need to remember the dog and his favorite toy.

Appointments are pre-booked, with photo shoots available from 8 am to around 6pm on each day.

These sessions start from as little as £34, prices include an hour long photo session with Kennel Club Dog Photographer of the Year Jamie Morgan and a ordering session at our studio premises. Framed prints, hand made canvases and wall art items are all available to be seen and ordered from your ordering session.

Bespoke Sessions

You may already have the picture in your head that you would love to see on your wall. Whether you walk the same walk each day as the sun rises or your own farm-yard is the perfect location for a photograph, why not consider a bespoke session?

Together we will discuss the location, time of day and time of year for your perfect picture, right through to how we will present your pictures after the shoot. Our bespoke sessions take place at a time and location to suit your requirements.

These sessions start at £99 and include, travel time to your location within an hour and a half of our studio location, your 2 hour photo session with Kennel Club Dog Photographer of the Year Jamie Morgan and your ordering session at our studio premises or via an online gallery.  Framed prints, hand made canvases, and wall art items are available to be seen and ordered from your ordering session.

Upcoming Location Day Sessions

Click on the destinations below to find out more details and a location map.

Biddenden Millenium Field - Kent

Biddenden Millenium Field – Kent

The Biddenden Millennium Field is a nature and conservation area of 20.5 acres. Created in 1999 as part of the Millennium celebrations it has lots to offer visitors. There is a wooded area (the Rookery) with a stream and foot bridges, ponds with dipping platforms, and three statues carved from old trees.

At the top of the field is a Sun clock, just stand on the right month and your shadow will tell you the time! Another interesting feature is the Direction Finder that indicates distances to various places, such as London, Paris and Rye.

There is parking next to the recreation grounds and an information panel highlighting the nature trail and pathways around the site.

The perfect location for most dog breeds. Totally fenced location and easy access for those with limited mobility.

Hemsted Forest, Benenden - Kent

Hemsted Forest, Benenden – Kent

Hemsted Forest Country Park is very popular with cyclists and riders, as well as walkers and dog owners.  Managed by the Forestry Commission, it is working woodland and as such, it is important to look out for warning signs about activities being undertaken.

A victim of the hurricane of 1987, Hemsted Forest has subsequently had many trees replanted by the local community. Areas were also cleared of mature conifers in 2000 and replanted in 2003 with Douglas fir. The dense foliage attracts numerous birds and dormice are known to thrive in this habitat.

The paths are wide, but with continual climbs and descents for the first half of the walk, including a 20% slope up from the car park entrance to the start of the walk.

The hard stone surface, which generally diminishes in quality after the farmhouse.

Hothfield Common, Ashford - Kent

Hothfield Common

The common land extends over fifty-eight hectares, and until the early 20th century, livestock grazing maintained the open character of the land. Once this ceased, bracken and birch began to overrun the reserve, leading to the reduction of the heath land and bog habitat, and resulting in the loss of many rare and highly specialised plants and animals.

To reverse this decline, the heathland is now being carefully managed to restore and maintain a mosaic of open heath, grassland and bog. Grazing livestock have been re-introduced and are the key to maintaining this unique habitat.

Many plants such as heather, cross-leaved heath, dwarf and common gorse, heath spotted-orchid, bog asphodel, and round-leaved sundew are now thriving, along with keeled skimmer dragonfly and tree pipit as a result of heath and bog habitat restoration.

It is due to its unique landscape and wildlife that Hothfield Heathlands have been designated as a Site of Special Scientific Interest. The site has well trodden trails and a designated parking area. It also comprises areas of mature beech and oak woodland and has a children’s play area at the southern tip of the woodland.

The perfect location for Spaniels, Labaradors, Vizlas, German Wire Hair Pointers, Wolfhounds and other sight hound or hound breeds.

Wye Crown, Ashford - Kent

Wye Crown and the Devils Kneading Trough.

The village is on a fording point of the Great Stour river and the site of a Roman camp and a villa have been identified. By the time of the Saxons, Wye had become a royal manor. Many of the village buildings are medieval, although often concealed by more modern facades.

Aphra Behn, described as being the first English woman to earn a living as a writer, was born in the village in 1640. She also had a colourful career as a political spy for Charles I.

En route, look out for the Wye Crown cut into the chalk of the North Downs above the village. It was created to mark the coronation of King Edward VII.

The local economy is predominantly based on farming and Wye is renowned for being home to one of the world’s most important agricultural colleges.

Wye National Nature Reserve is managed by Natural England and supports many rare species of orchid.

There are tremendous views over the Devil’s Kneading Trough – the largest and most famous of the steep-sided dry valleys that characterise the hills of the Downs.

King's Wood, Challock - Kent

King’s Wood, Challock – Kent

King’s Wood is a 1500-acre forest in a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, in Challock, Kent. It is managed by Forest Enterprise for conservation, recreation and timber production and is open to the public throughout the year.

The wood was historically a royal hunting forest and a large herd of fallow deer still run free in the wood. It is owned and managed by the Forestry Commission.

Since 1994, Stour Valley Arts has commissioned artists to make sculptures within the forest and also other kinds of artworks. Artists who are particularly responsive to the history and character of this working forest are invited to spend long periods here.

The perfect location for Spaniels, Labaradors, Vizlas, German Wire Hair Pointers, Wolfhounds and other sight hound or hound breeds.

Bewl Water, Lamberhurst - Kent

Bewl Water, Lamberhurst, Kent

Set in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty on the Kent and Sussex border, Bewl Water offers a wide variety of outdoor activities, from peaceful walks around the reservoir and trout fishing to more strenuous pursuits like rowing and rock climbing.

At Bewl Water Family and Activity Park, on the northern side of the reservoir, you can find a wide array of kid’s activities – there’s an adventure playground, fishing ponds, hydroballing, quad biking and a model boating lake.

The 12.5 mile Round Reservoir route is open to cyclists and horse riders during the drier months and to walkers all year round. Passing along the shores of the reservoir and rich woodlands and meadows, it also skirts a Nature Reserve on one of the southern inlets of the lake.

Reculver Country Park - Kent

 

Reculver Country Park, Reculver – Kent

Reculver Country Park on the Kent Coast covers 26 hectares and is home to a large collection of plants and wildlife. The eroding cliffs provide an important habitat for a range of insects and birds. Natural England has designated it as internationally important as a Special Protection Area, and nationally important as a Site of Special Scientific Interest.

The Reculver Towers can be seen across the coastline from Herne Bay to Birchington, they are an important local landmark and are listed as a Scheduled Ancient Monument. From the Towers there are 180° views, from Herne Bay to Margate.

The visitors centre managed by the Kent Wildlife Trust is open at weekends and provides information on wildlife and renewable energy. The Saxon Shore Trail along the cliff top grassland provides a bracing walk for visitors between Reculver and Herne Bay with plenty of places to stop and admire the views.

A cycle route, the Oyster Bay Trail, runs through the park, and it has also been awarded a Green Flag. These awards recognise the best green spaces in the country, helping you choose where to visit.

Eridge Rocks, Eridge Green - Sussex

Eridge Rocks, Eridge Green – Sussex

 

Eridge Rocks nature reserve is a hidden gem of ancient woodland and stunning sandstone rock outcrops. It connects to the RSPB’s Broadwater Warren site to the north.

t comes as a surprise to many that there are substantial cliffs tucked away in the woodlands of the High Weald of East Sussex. Giant boulders some ten metres high greet the visitor to Eridge Rocks. These rocks are designated a Site of Special Scientific Interest due to the community of plants growing on them, but they have their own 135 million year old interest owing to a variety of weathering effects upon the crust that encloses a soft moist core.

Explore a little further and you will find that this stony projection extends for some 600 metres, its shady nooks, deep fissures, and giant bastions are topped with ancient and gnarled beech, yew and holly.

The Ashdown Forest - Sussex

The Ashdown Forest

Ashdown Forest is an ancient area of tranquil open heathland occupying the highest sandy ridge-top of the High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

The area has history that dates back to the Iron Age and the Bronze Age, and is one of the largest open areas of land in the South East.

The perfect location for Spaniels, Labaradors, Vizlas, German Wire Hair Pointers, Wolfhounds and other sight hound or hound breeds.

Farningham Woods, Farningham - Kent

Farningham Woods, Farningham – Kent

Opened by Sir David Attenborough in September 1986, Farningham Woods Nature Reserve sits atop a hill just to the north of Farningham village, and commands views over the Kent countryside all the way to Dartford to the north and Sevenoaks to the south.

A Site of Special Scientific Interest, Farningham Woods is one of the most valuable areas of woodland in Kent. A healthy 168 acres in size, it is home to the Small-Leaved Lime, a rare tree which is only found on one other site in Kent, and several other unusual plants, including the largest British colony of the nationally rare Deptford Pink.

The unusual remoteness and peaceful nature of the woods means that it is a great place for quiet walks, and as such has quickly become a local favourite in addition to being a distinctive local landmark.

There is a waymarked 1.6 mile walking route taking in most of the site, as well as a network of other paths.

Knowle Park, Sevenoaks - Kent

Knowle Park, Sevenoaks – Kent

Experience the history and wildlife of Kent’s only remaining deer park, which has remained substantially unchanged since medieval times.

Suitable for Family Photoshoots, Dogs on Leads and dogs that wont worry cattle/deer.

Lullingstone Country Park, Lullingstone - Kent

Lullingstone Country Park, Lullingstone – Kent

Lullingstone Country Park is internationally important for its collection of ancient trees, with over 300 veteran oak, beech, ash, hornbeam and sweet chestnut, some of which are thought to be 800 years old. Find out more in Lullingstone’s Veteran Trees leaflet (PDF, 795.8 KB).The park also has areas of chalk grassland that fill with spectacular displays of orchids and other wild flowers in spring and summer.

For children, the Discovery Trail includes a zip wire and other hidden gems.  Activity trails are available during school holidays and the park is designated a Learning Destination for the Children’s University.

The visitor centre on site offers excellent facilities including a café, toilets and shop. It has a comprehensive range of information about the park’s landscape, wildlife and heritage.

Blean Woodlands, Canterbury - Kent

The Blean Wood National Nature Reserve is teeming with flora and fauna and dog walkers are asked to keep to the designated ‘dog walking route’ so as not to disturb the wildlife. In summer, look out for damselflies, dragonflies and butterflies, including the rare heath fritillary butterfly.

The Blean Wood National Nature Reserve is one of several woods that cover eleven square miles, and includes Thornden Wood, East and West Blean Woods, and Clowes Wood (owned by the Forestry Commission). Almost all the woodland comprising the Blean complex is classified as ancient woodland.

Its value for wildlife is recognised at a national level with over half of the Blean being designated a Site of Special Scientific Interest and approximately one third is also designated as a Special Area of Conservation. There are several waymarked trails around the woods of varying lengths.

Bearsted Woodland Trust, Bearsted - Kent

Bearsted Woodland Trust, Bearsted – Kent

earsted Woodland Trust protects and maintains 26 acres of woodland and meadow near Maidstone,

restoring and enhancing a natural habitat for animals and plants and providing a place of recreation for local residents and visitors.

Come and enjoy a wide variety of English native trees, with information boards to help identify the plants, birds, flowers and insects

around you. There are special gates and gentle paths for wheelchairs, baby buggies or electric scooters.

Access is easy, with parking nearby.

Deering Wood, Pluckley - Kent

Deering Woods, Pluckley – Kent

Dering Wood has a small visitors car park on the Pluckley to Smarden Bell road. Access into the wood is via an ‘All Access’ kissing gate, also suitable for pushchairs. The terrain at Dering Wood is flat.

The first 50 metres of the pathway into the wood has a rough stone surface, however beyond that the paths throughout Dering Wood are unmodified grass and earth surfaces, which can get very slippery and muddy when wet.

There are many informal paths throughout Dering wood giving a number of varied long or short walks. There are also two way marked routes around Dering Wood, a short Blue marked route of 2.2km and a longer red marked route of 3.2km.

A Permissive Bridleway runs through certain areas of the wood and links an existing toll ride in the north to one running close to the wood in the south. Further information on the history of the site and birds/ animal and plants that are to be found within Dering Wood is available from http://www.woodlandtrust.org.uk

Camber Sands, Camber - Sussex

Camber Sands, Camber – Sussex

Camber, located east of the ancient town of Rye, has over 2 miles of award winning beach, and much of it is golden sands! It is home to the only sand dune system in East Sussex, which provides a valuable natural habitat to many animals and plants.

Access to the beach is direct from a number of public car parks. The unbroken length and quality of both beach and sea water enable Camber Sands to accommodate almost every type of beach activity.

To make the beach a safe environment for the family the beach is zoned to separate activities such as kite surfing from more traditional beach users.

Hastings Country Park, Fairlight - Sussex

Hastings Country Park, Fairlight – East Sussex

Hastings Country Park was formed in 1974 and covers 660 acres (2.7 km2) east of Hastings in England. Sandstone cliffs, glens covered with gorse and trees, footpaths, nature trails, picnic areas and ample car parking are some of the features at the country park.

Set in the High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, most of the park has been designated a Special Area of Conservation. It is a Site of Special Scientific Interest called Hastings Cliffs to Pett Beach and a Local Nature Reserve as Hastings Country Park & Fairlight Place Farm.

Sheffield Forest, Nutley - Sussex

Sheffield Forest covers 118 hectares of mainly coniferous woodland between Uckfield and Crowborough.

As well as being set in beautiful scenery, the forest is also home to a huge variety of flora and fauna.  It attracts many native and visiting birds throughout the year including buzzards, hobbies, crossbills and nightjars.

The undulating terrain, along with the age of the plantations, gives an open feel to the wood.

“Once you have had a wonderful dog,
a life without one, is a life diminished.”

Your Images

Getting your pictures right when we are out walking in the woods, or chasing seagulls on the beach is only a small part of the job. Whilst out on location, each image we make will be taken with the finished product in mind.

Once back in front of a computer, I’ll spend time finishing your images, removing any distractions and enhancing the key features to ensure your artwork is timeless.

The way your images look when they have been printed is so important to me, as many pet portraits are a one off purchase in the latter years of your dogs life, I’m really keen to make sure the product you hang on the wall really is built to last.

Whether your home is a traditional farmhouse or a modern design, I’ve selected a range of products from traditional framed prints, museum quality fine art canvasses, through to aluminum and acrylic panels; a range designed to suit every décor.

Wall Art Framed Prints & Fine Art Canvas

For me, the best part of meeting you and photographing your dog, is showing you my finished work.

Whether you choose traditional framed prints, available with a range of frames and mounts to compliment your interior; or a fine art canvas, I can’t wait to create something you will love having on your walls for years.

My fine art canvas are hand made in this country, hard backed to prevent warping, protected against fading, are water and scratch resistant and designed to last the test of test.

Framed prints start at £149

Fine art canvas products start at £199

Our Wall Art Collections offer excellent value for money with a mix of Wall Art products, mounted prints and Hi-Resolution Digital Images starting at £399

Take a few minutes to talk to me about your home and I will show you what we can do!

Very Important Dog Album

An 8″ artist led album created to commemorate your dog, compiled featuring 15 images from your session. Professionally printed and bound to create a timeless heirloom.

Prices start from £379

Speciality Products

Capturing the character of your dogs is really important to me, if you have a modern decor, or really want your images to WOW, then we have some stunning ways to present your images:

  • 4 and 8 Inch Photo-cube featuring 5 images
  • 14″ and 20″ Circular Aluminium Panels
  • Acrylic Panels
  • Multi Image Gallery Images

We hand pick our suppliers and products to ensure the very best quality at a reasonable price. If you have an idea in mind for your pictures, please talk to me.

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Gift Vouchers

Gift vouchers make a perfect present for your dog loving friends or family.

All vouchers available to purchase cover the photo shoot and a photography product of your choice ensuring the gift you give will be cherished for years to come.

Location Day Gift Certificates:

A location day photoshoot experience, tailored ordering session at our studio location complete with:

  • Platinum Experience. A professionally framed and printed 20×16″ print and delivery to your home. – £299
  • Gold Experience. A professionally framed and printed A3 print and delivery to your home. – £199
  • Silver Experience. A professionally framed and printed 10×8″ print in Oak or Black. – £139
  • Bronze Experience. A professionally printed 10×8″ image ready to frame.
    A printed gift voucher and envelope will be provided for you to personalise and send. – £99

Bespoke Gift Certificates:

If you have the perfect location in mind why not book a bespoke session as a gift?

Bespoke session gift certificates include our travel time to your location, your custom ordering session at our studio, and an amount of print credit determined by you towards framed prints, canvases and our other hand made products.

Additional images may be purchased at the ordering session. Monthly special offers may also be pre-purchased.

Contact me to discuss the perfect gift for your dog loving friends.

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