Testimonials

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Liza and Joker

I cant get over how beautiful this picture is. I would really love to get it printed onto a canvas. My house is full of pictures of him but none are as stunning as this one. He looks truly magnificent. Thanks once again Karen, you've made my day.
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Megan, Jess and Riley

Karen has undoubtedly managed to capture our pups personalities and energies. A surprisingly emotional experience, we have emerged with stunning images we will treasure. A talented photographer - we are proud to hang her work up in our home.
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Amy and Elsa

Not only have I had the privilege of Karen photographing my Labrador Elsa, but have also been lucky enough to witness the whole process from shoot to finished print. Believe me when I say the shoot is the easy bit! The amount of time (sometimes hours per shot) Karen takes to edit each image with precision detail really is a labour of love! I have been sat in the editing studio watching her work her magic and turn a great shot into a breathtaking piece of wall art, a memory you can keep forever! I first met Karen when she came along to take photographs on a gundog water training day I attended with Elsa. I warmed to her straight away and could tell she loved her job. She was so patient with all the dogs and their owners, especially my slightly nervous girl. Karen even stood in the middle of a cold river enduring a soggy bottom after a huge splash filled her waders which just shows how dedicated she is in capturing the perfect shot her clients are after. The second time I went out with Karen for a shoot I really got to see how she just has the eye for getting those award winning shots. We passed a navy blue set of folding garage doors which I had walked past a hundred times and not battered an eyelid at, but Karen knew it would make the perfect backdrop for Elsa, my fox red Labrador and the result is stunning! I can’t recommend Karen enough, the quality of her work is incredible, the photographs speak for themselves!
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Hannah and Star

Had the most wonderful experience with Karen photographing my mare. She couldn’t have been more patient and sympathetic with her. The whole experience was such a joy and I’d recommend her talents to anyone. Thank you again
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Develop Your Dog

I met Karen nearly a year ago now after watching a video a friend shared with me on how she conducts a shoot. I was completely blown away by lengths Karen went to in order to get that special shot a client is looking for with their treasured pet. The video literally brought me out in goose bumps, and I immediately thought I need to meet this lady as she seems to be so passionate about her work. I have to say she is every bit as professional and dedicated to her clients as the video demonstrates. Karen and I have now collaborated on a number of shoots alongside my own clients and the results are amazing. The care and attention she gives to getting the best out of the photo shoot, and the manner in which she relates to the client is second to none. I now thanks to Karen have a large portfolio of pictures that can whet the appetite of potential clients to market my business and make use of on social media.
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Jill

I have now had two amazing photo shoots of my dogs with Karen. The first was in the summer whilst we were messing about in the river with my two older Labradors. One of which is black which has got to be any photographer’s worst nightmare. Nothing was too much trouble and Karen made us feel totally at ease, setting up the photo shoot to accommodate both the still and action shots I wanted. Karen had to have her whit’s about her though, especially after a number of challenging jumping shots into deep water, the wake created by my dog nearly breeched the top of her waders! The second shoot Karen did for me was at home in the garden with my 3 month old puppy. It was ideal to have Karen come to our house so that she could capture the puppy at play in a familiar environment. Karen spent hours laid out on the lawn while we enticed the puppy to play taking the most amazing shots which we now have proudly displayed in a wall mounted montage. I hadn’t appreciated that there were different types of glass to use in picture frames until I met Karen, and I have to say the art glass she recommended displays the pictures off at their very best. Karen is a very talented photographer and she manages to capture the essence of your pet as only you see them. I highly recommend Karen to anyone considering having their photos taken either with their dog or on its own.

Gatsby

Karen certainly has a way with animals. Having had her recommended by a friend who had some stunning photos taken of her dogs I was by no means sure we were going to get such lovely images of Gatsby as he is, on the one hand, very excitable but also can be extremely nervous. I needn’t have worried as Karen knew exactly what she was doing and has such a calm manor that she put Gatsby at ease and got some beautiful shots that really portrayed his character. The only problem I had was deciding which two to choose, but being able to view all the images on the big screen in Karen’s office was a big help. I cannot recommend Karen highly enough.

Bobby

The relationship between people and their beloved animals holds many wonderful emotions and experiences only they will understand, but often they try and share those emotions with friends and family, which sometimes you may find difficulty in describing, until you portray your experience through a photographic image. These emotions are exactly what we succeeded in capturing under Karen Bennett's directorship, foresight, creativity and photography skills in a recent photo shoot besides the river Thames. The essence of achieving great photographs is to place the subjects in a relaxed and happy state, which is not easily achieved with the combination of temperamental animals and people. But Karen's relaxed, friendly and gentle persuasive nature made the whole experience one which we would gladly undertake again. If you are considering capturing your beloved animals, in print, for posterity, then I can highly recommend Karen Bennett to provide the delightful experience with superb results. I found it extremely difficult in choosing a single portrait of us with our horses and dog, because every photograph told a compelling story. I actually wanted them all, but sadly do not have the wall space to hang all of them. I have no hesitation in recommending Karen to capture the photographic images that you will cherish for the rest of your lives.
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Beau

I feel very lucky to have discovered Karen, Karen has such an eye for that natural shot that always captures the energy and personality of her subjects. Her photographs of Beau are incredible, striking and beautiful, every single one of them. She was so patient with Beau, and wanted him to be as comfortable and natural as he could be, so we decided the fields and woods where he is so at home should be the place, to take these wonderful shots. He is a very active and alert dog with an incredibly keen sense of scent, especially pheasants, he runs at speed and therefore not the easiest of subjects to catch and capture on camera. Karen managed to take so many beautiful and captivating images of him I have struggled to choose, I have fallen in love with them all, I wish I had enough room in my house to display them all. I highly, highly recommend her, she is truly a talented photographer.

George's Family

'Karen was brilliant. We had a grumpy 6 year old, a teething 7 month old, an anxious dog and two tired parents. Karen provided us with coffee and a relaxing environment to get some of the most amazing photos of our family. Absolutely priceless. Thank you.'

Dessie

“Karen is a master at her craft. She is gentle, patient and obviously loves her subjects. My dog Dessie took to Karen straight away, and really enjoyed the shoot sessions we did in the woods. He discovered his inner model as Karen found beautiful and creative settings in which to take photographs of him. The results of the photo shoots are incredible - I was blown away by the detail, the clarity and the beauty of the images. Karen has captured not only the natural surroundings and colours, but also Dessies personality - it just shines through the pictures. It’s not a picture of a pointer; it’s a stunning portrait of my dog, and that’s the difference Karen delivered to me. What an incredible experience. I am recommending Karen to everyone I know with dogs.”
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Marie and Barney

Spent a wonderful morning with Karen photographing my dog Barney & I. She made us both feel so relaxed that Barney had a nap in the middle of the session (he is 16). The photographs are fabulous, really hard to choose the best ones as I liked them all. Karen has created stunning momentous of our beloved Barney.

Sammy

I'd seen several examples of Karen's amazing work but with an 8-month-old puppy who is full of energy and into every new smell, I fully expected to have to wait until he was a lot older, but how wrong I was! Sammy did explore Karen's studio, and I couldn't see how we'd come away with anything other than blurred images, but she was so patient and 'in tune' with how animals behave that very soon Sammy looked like he was at home, and very relaxed. Karen not only puts us humans at ease, she knew which shots would bring out the best in Sammy and boy did she get them! Very very happy (and proud) Dad/owner, and I'd urge any pet owner to get in touch with Karen and pop along with your four-legged friend, you won't be disappointed!

Sheila

Karen has an obvious love for all animals and the countryside. The time, patience and enthusiasm shown, even to the point of lying on her stomach in a wet muddy paddock just to get that special shot! The quality of her work is great. And to top it all Karen is a very nice person.

Barley

I just wanted to thank you, and tell you how thrilled and delighted my daughter and son-in-law were when they opened their parcel on Christmas morning and found really lovely photographs you took of their young Dalmatian, Barley. I especially appreciated the trouble you went to come to my house for the ‘secret’ shoot – my grandson (only 5 years) never said a word about your visit and we all appreciated the lovely relaxed photograph you produced of his little face at our kitchen door! Barley’s portraits have been receiving much praise from my daughters friends – you may need to make a trip to Bristol in the near future for a gigantic photo shoot of all Barley’s canine chums! Jane Scho

Myrtle

Karen did a really terrific job with my Cavalier cross, Myrtle both on the day and post the photo shoot itself. The photographs came out beautifully. In the course of'a really efficient 2–3 hours we managed to do so much. Karen found some lovely places to shoot images outside – and really created distinct compositions. We also shot inside the house where she created a really natural feel to the photos. The service was responsive – with lots of'really nice options. It was all prompt and I have a super selection of attractively boxed images as well as standalone framed photos. I actually want to get more! Hugo Jackson

Ginny

I am so thrilled with the photos that you took of Ginny. You captured her perfectly, I wanted to have a record of her as a puppy and your pictures are exactly what I hoped for. Thank you for being so patient, a 3 month old Labrador puppy – particularly such a lively youngster – is not the easiest subject I’m sure. Your studio is the perfect place although I hope she didn’t leave too much damage behind her, I’m afraid that she enjoyed shredding some of your props! The end results of the shoot are beautiful and will provide us with happy memories for many years. Thank you again.  Jo and Ginny
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Dill, Inka and Moss

I was looking for a photograph to capture the character of my three Labradors, who are each very different, in one shot. Karen took her time in the studio with three intrigued dogs then suggested a walk and perhaps a swim (Brave lady) Karen didn't hesitate to slip on her waders and get right in on the action. The moments she captured will make us smile for many years and I can't thank and recommend her enough. The hardest part was trying to choose our favourite, as there were so many of such great quality.
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Robin and Claudia

Dear Karen, Essentially, we waited until we were sitting on a warm sandy beach at sunset and we opened the beautiful book. It is amazing; you are a very skilled artist. Thank you so much, Robin and Claudia

Tai

I wanted something different as a present for my partner’s birthday so spoke to Karen about a shot of his beloved Husky and the bear he loves.  Karen completely understood what I was trying to achieve and we arranged a day for me to sneak out with both my dogs and take them to her studio.  We all had so much fun!  The studio and the setting are wonderful and very dog friendly and Karen knows exactly how to get the best from the dogs.  She’s patient but persistent in pursuing the brief.  We used all sorts of toys and squeakers to get the perfect shot, and she nailed it.  My partner was absolutely delighted.  Whilst I was there, she took some gorgeous shots of my adorable Wiemerana. I’m so glad we captured those moments as she’s had medical issues since then that have affected her face.  She’s still adorable but the pictures were captured at her best. Karen has impeccably high standards and is a master behind the camera.  I would recommend her to anyone who is completely in love with their dog and wants to capture the true essence of their personality.