Pet Photographer New Plymouth | Antill Photography


Growing up on farms, I was always surrounded by our trusty farm dog, who I loved to pieces. I used to train her to jump over small hay bales and to sit and stay and 'geddinbehind' and all this at the tender age of 11 years old.

More recently I have been the owner of a retired greyhound (see Greyhounds as Pets) and am currently 'in between' dogs until such time as I can commit to the time of owning one. Meantime, I LOVE being surrounded by dogs when I can, and it makes me full of warm fuzzies being able to capture them on camera and spend hours looking over, and perfecting, the final images on the computer. 

You have no doubt seen my images and thought you NEED photos like this of your own dog. Simply get in touch with me and we can make it happen! Download a step-by-step guide on what to expect from first point of contact, right up until delivery of your final images.

Pet photography pricing

I believe the best way to display photographs is in a printed form. Whilst digitals have their place, and have the convenience of sharing online, nothing beats having a large printed image that you can view on your wall, or pick up from your coffee table.

As quoted by Joel Satore, a National Geographic photographer: "The only way to make sure an image will be seen by future generations is to put it in a format that doesn't require a machine to read it.” It is this statement that has me so excited to offer high quality, long-lasting tangible images. I offer premium quality albums, framed prints and canvases from a professional lab to last a lifetime and beyond.

Below you will see the products I currently have. However, by choosing one of the set packages, you can save up to $400!


The session fee is non-refundable and in order to secure your booking will need to be paid as soon as our diaries coincide! This fee includes coffee and our introductory meeting where we get to know each other, the one hour photography session, plus the ordering meeting where you get to oooh and aaah at the beautiful photos of your pooch.

This fee does not include any products, nor digital images. Pricing for these as below.

Session fee (1 dog) - $100
Session fee (2 dogs) - $150
Extra dogs - $25

Heirloom products

10 Matted prints 8x12 in presentation box - $700
Extra matted prints - $70 each
+ matching low resolution digital files

USB with 10 images in high resolution - $400
Extra images - $40 each

Framed and canvas images
Small 8"x12" - $300
+ matching low resolution digital file

Medium 12"x18" - $450
+ matching low resolution digital file

Large 16"x24" - $600
+ matching low resolution digital file

Set of four small frames - $950
+ matching low resolution digital files

Queensberry album
20 pages - $950
+ matching low resolution digital files


Set of four frames
Large frame/canvas
USB with 20 images in high resolution
$2900 (save $400!)

10 Matted Prints 8x12
Large frame/canvas
USB with 20 images in high resolution
$1850 (save $250!)

10 Matted Prints 8x12
Medium frame/canvas
Social media digitals of selected images
$1050 (save $100!)


Yes! Yes! Yes! Most of my sessions are done with the dog almost entirely on lead the whole time. With the magic of Photoshop I will make it disappear for the final image. So depending on the location and you and your dog’s training levels, it can be done either on or off lead.

Following our photoshoot I will have between 15-30 images to show you at the ordering session.

Please allow up to two weeks for me to fine-tune each image and have them ready to present back to you.

Drop me a line! If you are looking to book a photo session, please either email or phone me anytime. I am available on certain days of the week and also on weekends, so we can negotiate a time by phone.

Whilst this is not compulsory, it most certainly is recommended. These photos will showcase your dog at his/her best and will last a lifetime, so you don't want bits of dirt hanging off him and hair going in all directions. I can recommend groomers in New Plymouth if you do not already have a regular.

Unfortunately this is not a service I currently offer. Whilst I understand that the digital image is very popular and easy to share among friends and family, I am all about the tangible product to enjoy and share throughout future generations. However with each order you will receive a social media file of the image purchased.

The light is best early morning, or leading up to sunset. Therefore I do not encourage midday sessions as a rule. I am available on certain days of the week, evenings and on weekends. Please email me your number or phone me to negotiate a time.

Yep. I have CCH syndrome (Crooked Camera Holder) and this necessitates that I have to open up and straighten every single photo. While I am there, I will do minor retouches, so rest assured that that piece of fluff that landed on your dog’s ear will not be seen. I will also remove that fly on his bum, the bird poo he almost stood in and the branch sticking out of his ears in that very quick, no-time-to-recompose-image! However, I will not take 10kg off his weight, because I do like to keep it real (and it’s those snugly bits you love about him right?).

I am very flexible and happy to reschedule. Due to the limited locations where dogs are allowed indoors, it is better to reschedule to a better day than limit ourselves to an enclosed area and get fewer photos.

Yes I can. Please contact me for a chat and pricing options for pets that do not have much time left with you.


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