~A Place for Good Vibes and Random Thoughts~

... otherwise known as THE BLOG, where we're publishing images from our photo sessions and anything that makes us smile:)

 

 

A BIG THANK YOU!!!:)

Today's session was fantastic, we had so much fun and laughter!

 

A special THANK YOU to: 

 

Peggy ❤ Annie ❤ Trixie ❤ Orso ❤ Ruby ❤ Clarence ❤ Beau

 

Guys, you are simply amazing!

Looking forward to joining us again for some quality time and L O T S S S of treats & hugs :)

Above: Clarence takes modelling advice from his mom while Kelly is trying to get his attention.

Superdog’s Guide to a Studio Photoshoot

We often get asked of how our photo sessions roll, so we decided to put together this quick reference guide which can help dog owners plan their visit to the most dog-friendly photo studio in Kentish Town, NW London.


Getting to us, parking and amenities:

 

Our studio is located in London NW5 3AN, just two minutes walking distance from Kentish Town Underground Station (Northern line zone 2). TFL buses number 393, 214, 134, 88 stop literally in front of our door. Parking is free on Sundays, during all other days of the week an annoying restriction of 8:30am-6:30pm applies. There’s plenty of paid street parking at £3.55 an hour. There are a couple of restaurants and cafés right next to our building where you can recharge on caffeine and snacks.

 


The Studio:

PAWSHOT Studio

PAWSHOT Studio

 

The photoshoot:

 

A typical session takes between 1 and 2 hours. We have plenty of space and you can take the lead off from the moment your four pawed friend enters the studio. We provide toys, but some models are better off without them as the level of excitement goes through the roof and then good luck to the photographer :) Bowls of fresh water are constantly available.


You and your family members will have a private session. Unless specifically requested in advance, we do not allow other owners/dogs to be in the studio during that time.


Once our model sniffs all corners & intriguing hidden places and gets comfy, we get down to business. As a dog owner you have to be prepared to be constantly engaged for the duration of the entire session. Your dog will need you for reassurance and comfort, to give them guidance/directions of where to sit, to control their level of excitement, etc. It is a good idea to practise some basic commands such as ‘sit’ & ‘stay’ before booking a session over.


We would normally start playing with the dog and will start taking photos casually from a close distance, without stressing them out. Once we gain their trust and interest (treat bribery plays a major part!:), we continue until we get the right shot or until our model loses interest and needs a break. There is no defined start of the session – it is all fun and games and along the way we get some great pictures.


The welfare of the animals is our top priority - we always respect the wishes of the model, and if we see that they are tired, bored or uncomfortable in any way we immediately terminate the session.


Your part:

 

Get a good rest the night before, if you’d like to be photographed with your dog - you’d want to look your best.
Bring their favourite collars, clothes, toys, blankets, baskets – whatever you think is appropriate. If there is a special prop you’d like to bring over, just let us know so we can discuss how your idea can be realised.


If your dog has allergies or just likes a particular type of treats, it will probably be a good idea to bring some with you.

Be prepared to get involved in the session – we can’t emphasize this enough – you’ll have to work as hard as the photographer and follow their guidance.


If you’re in for an afternoon session, please do let the model have breakfast but do not feed/give treats to your dog at least a couple of hours before the session. Dogs have a very short attention span and when they are full, treats become not-so-interesting. There will be plenty of food during the session; rest assured that our models are always generously rewarded.

 

The above list is probably incomplete, we will be updating it as soon as we receive new questions, so

 

PLEASE ASK!:)

 

Drop us an email at studio (at) pawshot.uk and we’ll try to be as thorough as possible in our answers.


Hope to see you soon!:)

 

Stoyo & Nadia

PAWSHOT LONDON

Hurry! Only one slot left - project SNACK SHOT!

Hi Everyone!


Thank you so much for the overwhelming response to our search for models!

We're starting the first round of the SNACK SHOT (click here, hurry, click here!!!) project tomorrow, Sunday 9th February in London NW2. The whole day is booked with only one slot at 5 - 7pm still available. We can accommodate one more owner with a maximum of two dogs on a first come – first served basis. Please call us on 07533428642 or ping an email to studio (at) pawshot.uk to reserve a spot.

 

SEE YOU SOON!:)

MORE MODELS WANTED! Sunday 16th February, 1-7pm @ Hassop Road, NW2 6RX

If you ask us to describe last Sunday’s experience in two words they would be:

 

PURE JOY!

Thank you so much for coming over, we had great fun and made some really cool shots!

If you don’t believe us, just ask Zack (pictured below) who ate so much treats that he had to go ‘for a walk’ three times until we finished our next session with his best friend and secret lover Cleo The Saluki:)

 

DOWN TO BUSINESS:

 

Anywho, the past is the past and we’re now looking forward to seeing you guys next Sunday 16th February 2020 for the LAST FREE ROUND of project SNACK SHOT. If you want your dog to become a part of this exciting event (and free high-res photos for you to keep for ever and ever until the end of time), get in touch:

 

By phone: 07533428642  

Email: studio (at) pawshot.uk

 

We’ll be shooting for only 6 hours so spaces are limited. To ensure you don’t get left out, please call/email us to book your spot in advance as we can accommodate a maximum of 8 dogs for the day. Our studio is located in Hassop Road, NW2 6RX and parking in the area is free on Sundays.

 

Hope to hear from you soon!:)

DOG MODELS WANTED - No Experience Necessary!:)

We're looking for some cool dogs & their friendly owners to participate in our new fun project

 

code name

SNACK SHOT

/What could possibly that be?!:) /

 

This is an unpaid gig (no money will change hands!) but you get to keep the final and retouched images from the session. Rest assured that plenty of tasty treats for our lovely models will be provided!:)

Please do get in touch if interested - we are very laid back and easy going and will arrange a shoot in mutually convenient time in our studio in North West London. 

Give us a call on 07533428642 or email studio (at) pawshot.uk and we'll get the ball rollin'!

 

Hope to hear from you soon!:)

 

Dog Bless