Testimonials

Please find below testimonials of my clients who have booked me for Photo shoots, Workshops or Mentoring.


Shoots

Julie NicholJulie Nichol Photography

“Rhian's mentoring course was excellent. As a budding dog photographer it was great to spend time focused on this subject and spending time looking at all aspects of setting up a business – marketing, advertising, pricing, customer service, photography skills … and loads more. Rhian gave me confidence about what I already do well and about my future success. She pitched mentoring at the right level and I came home buzzing with ideas and renewed enthusiasm.”

Barbara JacksonFocus on Pets Photography

“I learned so much on Rhian’s two day mentoring course, things I’d never even thought of about becoming a pet photographer. The marketing and social networking info was a complete revelation! The highlight for me was the practical aspect when we got to do two photo shoots with the wonderful Boo – she really is a star. I thought I knew quite a bit about photography beforehand, but the techniques needed to work with animals were completely different to those I’d used before and they’ve proved invaluable. It has helped so much having Rhian there afterwards when I need to ask a question or am unsure what to do next. It was a brilliant two day course which I’d highly recommend. Thanks Rhian (and Boo!)’.

AnonymousBasic workshop

“What a great workshop!! I spent several hours wondering around St Ann’s Well Gardens with Rhian and her delightful Boo on the Basics Workshop recently. Using Rhian’s great information and techniques as the workshop progressed, I soon found myself lying on the ground in Boo’s world achieving some great shots. Now full inspiration and confidence, I am practising my new skills on not only my own dog but dogs of family and friends before I book myself on the advanced course in a few weeks time. I really can’t recommend this workshop highly enough. Say goodbye to those boring “traditional” doggie snaps and discover amazing dog photography!!“

KatieBasic & Advanced workshops

"Set in some of the most picturesque locations in East Sussex, my 'Brighton Dog Photography' workshop experience was very enjoyable. The 'Beginner' course, set in Stanmer Park, was the perfect introduction; from entertaining your dog for some fantastic poses to skimming the surface on the more technical side of outdoor photography. Happily, for my 'Advanced' session I had Rhian's wisdom to myself for a one-to-one session, accompanied by her gorgeous pug Boo, on Worthing Beach. The shots I got over these two workshops are undoubtedly my best work, and I have used the skills and techniques I learned countless times now. Even though I didn't have my own dog to use as a model, I was able to 'borrow' fellow students dogs, and Rhian's model pooches as well, so don't be put off if you don't have your own dog! I can't recommend these workshops enough if you want to be able to take imaginative and fun shots of dogs in the future."

VickiBasic & Advanced workshops

"My husband and I attended both of Rhian's workshops. It wasn't the sunniest day for the basic but Rhian soon had us snapping away.  The boys were running around doing their thing while we snuck up on them trying to get a great shot.  She showed us some great techniques and ideas to keep them happy and posing! The advanced workshop was more in depth but just a much fun.  We could both get our cameras off of auto and on to shutter and aperture priority.  After a bit of practice and a casual walk with Max, Ben and Rhian we were getting some great shots.  The time passes far too fast but then it was home to keep practicing our newly learned techniques with our gorgeous models!"

SamSam

"Have been following Rhian's work on Facebook for quite some time and had been meaning to book in a photo shoot for a while. Finally booked it and wish I hadn't waited so long. The pictures are fabulous and really capture my 2 crazy beagles spirit and characters! Rhian was professional, friendly, really down to earth and great with the dogs. They can be very boisterous and have selective hearing when they want to but Rhian had fantastic patience with them and had a few tricks up her sleeve to get them to work it for the camera! I cannot recommend Rhian enough. We will definitely be back!"

"Don't hesitate in booking Rhian, as you will be thrilled with the results. She took some amazing pictures of my dog Billy and has given me photos that I will always treasure. They are by far the best photos anyone has taken of him. She has endless patience and made the day fun for both of us. Her talents shines through in her results. What more can I say? (Other than book it now!)".

JeffJeff

"Received a voucher as a birthday present, just after my new puppy Blink came into my life, and was so pleased to see it was with Rhian. Had some amazing shots of my German Shepherds and Collie previously and was really looking forward to seeing how she would capture Blink. Again, was over the moon with the shoot, so much time and effort taken to ensure we had some great shots, and preserved some of the puppy memories i have with Blink. AMAZING AMAZING AMAZING."

MichelleMichelle

"I've recently used Rhian and I was very impressed! So much so that I have booked another session for another of my dogs. I can't recommend Rhian highly enough - professional, kind, patient and most of all she takes fantastic pictures. So if it's high-quality doggie shots you're after look no further."

LucyLucy

"Such an amazing experience. We took our dog to Brighton Beach for a sun rise shoot with Rhian. Rhian was patient and calm when the dog wasnt performing and she spent over an hour ensuring she captured the dog in various poses! The result was some wonderful pictures which were just so great I ended up purchasing them all. An absolute must for dog lovers."

MelMel

Rhian was incredibly professional and patient as my boys decided to behave like divas and refused to co-operate with the shoot.  Being black and fluffy they are just about impossible to take pictures of but she got some great shots and kindly didn't include any pics of me puffing up and down to try and get the dogs hyped up! Although they look very much alike they are very different personalities and Rhian captured this beautifully in the photos."

ShelleyShelley

"I really couldn't be happier with the service I received from Brighton Dog Photography! Rhian was very patient with Bailey, especially when he decided to run off his toy and refuse to let any of us have it! The photos are absolutely AMAZING. I think I'm going to end up with one of every photo she took! I aim to book another shoot next year where we will hopefully have more sun!"

AmyAmy

"The photos are amazing and Rhian captured some really nice shots of all four of us together, the two dogs and myself and my husband. The session was very informal, fun and relaxed for all of us. My dogs felt at ease with her, as well. Since we came in from London via train, Rhian was also kind enough to collect us at our hotel.  I am having a difficulty deciding which portraits to order. I have posted the link to our photos on Facebook and my friends have also commented on how awesome they look. I am very pleased!"

MelanieMelanie

"The voucher was bought as a birthday gift for me after I kept going on about the pictures! Rhian is extremely professional and the quality of her photos outstanding and has a love of dogs herself which I think comes through in her photos. She definitely produces images that are a little different and really show the character of the dog. She also persevered in getting some good shots despite the sea mist! From the pictures Ellie enjoyed the photo session as much as we did and it will be a hard decision to pick just a few photos! Cannot recommend her enough and her vouchers make a truly unique gift if you have a four legged friend in the family! Wish Rhian every success for the future."

KevinKevin

"After speaking to Rhian and looking at the images on her website i felt quite confident that the photos would be good! We walked with my dog Holly and Rhian for a couple of hours, she made sure that Holly was having fun and didnt feel that she had to pose! The settings Rhian choose were perfect and the results are brilliant! I felt that Rhian really cared about what she does and how she got the shots! We all had a good time and I would recommend her to anyone and feel sure that we will get other shots done in the spring! Fantastic afternoon amazing results."

SusieSusie

"Rhian was absolutely great, one of my dogs was very naughty and being extremely difficult but she persevered and got some lovely shots of her. Like others have said she goes the extra mile to ensure the best photos for you. Also a very friendly and easy to talk to person who genuinely cares about your dogs and getting the job done well."

LornaLorna

"This was an excellent photo shoot. All photos were of a really good quality and captured the dogs personalities perfectly. This was a challenging shoot as we had 5 children and 3 dogs. Rhian was patient and made it fun for all involved. I loved the finished result so much I have bought all the images produced. Would definitely book another session."

StephiStephi

"From checking out the website through booking a gift voucher, arranging a photo shoot and ordering prints, we found Rhian to be friendly and efficient. We spent a wonderful sunny afternoon on the beach with her not being afraid to wade knee deep into the sea with the camera to take some great action shots. Her passion for all things canine, combined with her skill at photography, ensured fun with the dogs and some wonderful photos. Highly recommended."

HelenHelen

"I thoroughly enjoyed working with Rhian on my partners' dog Dolly's 'secret' shoot. The locations Rhian suggested were new to me and truly amazing. Dolly - a Parsons Jack Russell - was really enjoying herself throughout and loved playing games with Rhian. The resulting pictures are incredible. I know my partner Max is going to be thrilled with his 'surprise' birthday present this year!"

HarrietHarriet

"Can't recommend highly enough. Great experience, my dog Billie seemed to enjoy the shoot as much as I did! Rhian is very down-to-earth, approachable and friendly, and she was very understandable and patient with a very noisy dog!  She even waded out into the sea fully dressed to get the right shot!  I've already recommended her to two friends who are interested and wouldn't hesitate to do so again.  The only downside is now I have to choose from all the brilliant photos the one I want hanging on my wall!! Far too difficult a choice."

"Amazing photos! Working with in the dog industry as a trainer and owner of several dog related businesses I love Rhians attention to detail and desire to get the best shots she can! They truely are stunning and she has repeatedly captured my dogs true characters perfectly! I LOVE the photos i have had taken!!!"

"Such a fun photo session with the dogs having the best time. Rhian is really professional and goes the extra mile to get unusual and top quality photos. Very happy with the results!"

"We all really loved the photo shoot at stammer park. It was fun and Rhian knew all the best places to go for photo opportunities. She was very patient and took her time to get the right photos, I actually can't believe how many amazing photos she managed to get. I don't think there is anything she could improve on at all, prices are very reasonable and I would highly recommend Brighton Dog Photography.  I can't wait to book another shoot!"

We were lucky enough to receive a gift voucher for a photo session with the talented Rhian at Brighton Dog Photography but I would happily pay myself for the session as Rhian has really captured our dog's personality. From the first contact with Rhian she was friendly, helpful and even hand delivered the gift voucher so that she could meet out dog Bruno. We arranged the photo shoot for Bruno's 2nd birthday and Rhian was really helpful with suggestions of the best place and time to do the photoshoot. We eventually settled on Devils Dyke and it was a fantastic choice. Rhian met us promptly and had even brought Bruno a birthday gift which was lovely. Our dog is a really full-on Staffie and Rhian was incredibly patient and really worked hard to capture some fantastic photos of our boy. We were naturally very eager to see the photos following the photo shoot and Rhian posted a taster to her facebook page that same day. Three days later we had the entire set and were absolutely bowled over with them. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this talented and lovely dog photographer who clearly enjoys her job and isn't satisfied until she has captured fantastic photos."

"I was delighted with the pictures Rhian took of my Miniature Dachshund Percy, amazed too at all her tricks to get him to move in just the right way as he is not a natural performer! The photographs are amazing, brilliant colours, great poses and they show Percy off at his best. I would definitely recommend Brighton Dog Photography if you are looking for great pictures of your dog AND his personality."

"Bentley had great fun during his photo shoot and it shows in his photos. The lighting and composition is great in each one there were a lot to choose from. Everyone that sees his picture on the wall, compliments it and we are really pleased with it. Thanks Rhian!"

"I was so pleased to discover Brighton Dog Photography - I've honestly never come across anyone who photographs dogs as well as Rhian - all her shots are fab - Rhian did a great session with my dog Leti and got some great shots - one of which I had made into a canvas - would definitely recommend her".

Jayne Freer, Plymouth HeraldJayne Freer, Plymouth HeraldRead Molly's blog post

"Credit where credit is due. This woman has amazing eye for detail and a unique knack of capturing your favourite furry friend ‘in the moment’. Rhian knows exactly what to do to get the best snaps. She was great in instructing me on what to do to get Molly having fun with her ball while Rhian captured her best natural poses.Molly enjoyed every second of her shoot – and even better was shattered at the end of it and slept like a log that night. I’m delighted with the photos Rhian produced and a couple of my favourites have since been turned into canvas wall prints, Christmas cards - with the addition of homemade Santa hats - and fridge magnets! The house is covered."
Read the whole article on the Plymouth Herald website here.

Duncan Whitney-Groom, Out And About dog magazineDuncan Whitney-Groom, Out And About dog magazineRead Luca's blog post

"I've had Luca since she was a puppy and, having been disappointed by the pictures I've taken over the years, I decided to get some professional help. Rhian was extremely friendly and we had a lovely time - she has the patience of a saint!  I've never had much luck with Luca and warned Rhian that she wasn't very photogenic. Rhian or perhaps the buscuits proved me wrong! Rhian produced a lovely range of pictures and narrowing them down proved tricky but I was thrilled I had such a choice.

"I was given my first photo session with Rhian as a birthday present, i took along my two babies Lola and Neville and the photos we got were amazing, Now 2 more sessions on my house is filled with fabulous images that make me feel weak! It was so nice to finally meet a fellow dog lover that was as crazy about dogs as i was. Rhian always knows the best angles, light and positioning in order to get the perfect shot and it is never at the expense of the dogs happiness. My dogs have enjoyed every single shoot and have never gotten bored or annoyed, infact i think they genuinely enjoy having their photo taken and try and help Rhian as much as they can!! so...... Rhian is your woman for all your dog photography needs!!!"

"As my two lovely dogs are now getting on a bit, i decided to have some photos taken of them. Although i only went for the hour session with Rhian, we managed to get a good amount of photos in several locations along Lancing beach. Rhian was very helpful in instructing me of what to do with the dogs in order to get the best shots, and was happy to include shots that i was interested in getting, for example, including the beach huts. She was also very caring towards the dogs, making sure they didn't get too cold. If you do want your dogs photographed, i highly recommend this over the studio option. The dogs are in their normal environment so the shots achieved are natural and genuine. Im really happy with the shots i got and will cherish them forever."

"What can I say? We met Rhian with our two 14 week old Jack Russell/Cavalier King Charles puppies Max and Ben at Withdean Park. Despite the boys being young and wanting to stay with us she soon had them posing for the camera and she got the best shots ever of them. We loved every shot! We'll be meeting her again soon for some shots of them at the beach! Can't wait! I have no hesitation in recommending Rhian to anyone who wants fabulous shots of their dogs in their own environment."

"Wow! What can I say? We contacted Rhian to get some professional photos of our two Jack Russells, Pip & Arty. We had a 2-hour session followed by a 3-hour session in 3 different locations. What Rhian produced was way beyond our expectations. She took some stunning pictures that she produced in a book for us. We are just in the process of selecting a couple for canvas print besides ordering a couple more books & some prints. Rhian has a real talent for 'capturing the moment' & I would thoroughly recommend her if you have a desire to get your furry loved ones in print. we are truly thrilled with what she has done for us. Thank you Rhian!"


Workshops

Julie NicholJulie Nichol Photography

“Rhian's mentoring course was excellent. As a budding dog photographer it was great to spend time focused on this subject and spending time looking at all aspects of setting up a business – marketing, advertising, pricing, customer service, photography skills … and loads more. Rhian gave me confidence about what I already do well and about my future success. She pitched mentoring at the right level and I came home buzzing with ideas and renewed enthusiasm.”

Barbara JacksonFocus on Pets Photography

“I learned so much on Rhian’s two day mentoring course, things I’d never even thought of about becoming a pet photographer. The marketing and social networking info was a complete revelation! The highlight for me was the practical aspect when we got to do two photo shoots with the wonderful Boo – she really is a star. I thought I knew quite a bit about photography beforehand, but the techniques needed to work with animals were completely different to those I’d used before and they’ve proved invaluable. It has helped so much having Rhian there afterwards when I need to ask a question or am unsure what to do next. It was a brilliant two day course which I’d highly recommend. Thanks Rhian (and Boo!)’.

AnonymousBasic workshop

“What a great workshop!! I spent several hours wondering around St Ann’s Well Gardens with Rhian and her delightful Boo on the Basics Workshop recently. Using Rhian’s great information and techniques as the workshop progressed, I soon found myself lying on the ground in Boo’s world achieving some great shots. Now full inspiration and confidence, I am practising my new skills on not only my own dog but dogs of family and friends before I book myself on the advanced course in a few weeks time. I really can’t recommend this workshop highly enough. Say goodbye to those boring “traditional” doggie snaps and discover amazing dog photography!!“

KatieBasic & Advanced workshops

"Set in some of the most picturesque locations in East Sussex, my 'Brighton Dog Photography' workshop experience was very enjoyable. The 'Beginner' course, set in Stanmer Park, was the perfect introduction; from entertaining your dog for some fantastic poses to skimming the surface on the more technical side of outdoor photography. Happily, for my 'Advanced' session I had Rhian's wisdom to myself for a one-to-one session, accompanied by her gorgeous pug Boo, on Worthing Beach. The shots I got over these two workshops are undoubtedly my best work, and I have used the skills and techniques I learned countless times now. Even though I didn't have my own dog to use as a model, I was able to 'borrow' fellow students dogs, and Rhian's model pooches as well, so don't be put off if you don't have your own dog! I can't recommend these workshops enough if you want to be able to take imaginative and fun shots of dogs in the future."

VickiBasic & Advanced workshops

"My husband and I attended both of Rhian's workshops. It wasn't the sunniest day for the basic but Rhian soon had us snapping away.  The boys were running around doing their thing while we snuck up on them trying to get a great shot.  She showed us some great techniques and ideas to keep them happy and posing! The advanced workshop was more in depth but just a much fun.  We could both get our cameras off of auto and on to shutter and aperture priority.  After a bit of practice and a casual walk with Max, Ben and Rhian we were getting some great shots.  The time passes far too fast but then it was home to keep practicing our newly learned techniques with our gorgeous models!"

SamSam

"Have been following Rhian's work on Facebook for quite some time and had been meaning to book in a photo shoot for a while. Finally booked it and wish I hadn't waited so long. The pictures are fabulous and really capture my 2 crazy beagles spirit and characters! Rhian was professional, friendly, really down to earth and great with the dogs. They can be very boisterous and have selective hearing when they want to but Rhian had fantastic patience with them and had a few tricks up her sleeve to get them to work it for the camera! I cannot recommend Rhian enough. We will definitely be back!"

"Don't hesitate in booking Rhian, as you will be thrilled with the results. She took some amazing pictures of my dog Billy and has given me photos that I will always treasure. They are by far the best photos anyone has taken of him. She has endless patience and made the day fun for both of us. Her talents shines through in her results. What more can I say? (Other than book it now!)".

JeffJeff

"Received a voucher as a birthday present, just after my new puppy Blink came into my life, and was so pleased to see it was with Rhian. Had some amazing shots of my German Shepherds and Collie previously and was really looking forward to seeing how she would capture Blink. Again, was over the moon with the shoot, so much time and effort taken to ensure we had some great shots, and preserved some of the puppy memories i have with Blink. AMAZING AMAZING AMAZING."

MichelleMichelle

"I've recently used Rhian and I was very impressed! So much so that I have booked another session for another of my dogs. I can't recommend Rhian highly enough - professional, kind, patient and most of all she takes fantastic pictures. So if it's high-quality doggie shots you're after look no further."

LucyLucy

"Such an amazing experience. We took our dog to Brighton Beach for a sun rise shoot with Rhian. Rhian was patient and calm when the dog wasnt performing and she spent over an hour ensuring she captured the dog in various poses! The result was some wonderful pictures which were just so great I ended up purchasing them all. An absolute must for dog lovers."

MelMel

Rhian was incredibly professional and patient as my boys decided to behave like divas and refused to co-operate with the shoot.  Being black and fluffy they are just about impossible to take pictures of but she got some great shots and kindly didn't include any pics of me puffing up and down to try and get the dogs hyped up! Although they look very much alike they are very different personalities and Rhian captured this beautifully in the photos."

ShelleyShelley

"I really couldn't be happier with the service I received from Brighton Dog Photography! Rhian was very patient with Bailey, especially when he decided to run off his toy and refuse to let any of us have it! The photos are absolutely AMAZING. I think I'm going to end up with one of every photo she took! I aim to book another shoot next year where we will hopefully have more sun!"

AmyAmy

"The photos are amazing and Rhian captured some really nice shots of all four of us together, the two dogs and myself and my husband. The session was very informal, fun and relaxed for all of us. My dogs felt at ease with her, as well. Since we came in from London via train, Rhian was also kind enough to collect us at our hotel.  I am having a difficulty deciding which portraits to order. I have posted the link to our photos on Facebook and my friends have also commented on how awesome they look. I am very pleased!"

MelanieMelanie

"The voucher was bought as a birthday gift for me after I kept going on about the pictures! Rhian is extremely professional and the quality of her photos outstanding and has a love of dogs herself which I think comes through in her photos. She definitely produces images that are a little different and really show the character of the dog. She also persevered in getting some good shots despite the sea mist! From the pictures Ellie enjoyed the photo session as much as we did and it will be a hard decision to pick just a few photos! Cannot recommend her enough and her vouchers make a truly unique gift if you have a four legged friend in the family! Wish Rhian every success for the future."

KevinKevin

"After speaking to Rhian and looking at the images on her website i felt quite confident that the photos would be good! We walked with my dog Holly and Rhian for a couple of hours, she made sure that Holly was having fun and didnt feel that she had to pose! The settings Rhian choose were perfect and the results are brilliant! I felt that Rhian really cared about what she does and how she got the shots! We all had a good time and I would recommend her to anyone and feel sure that we will get other shots done in the spring! Fantastic afternoon amazing results."

SusieSusie

"Rhian was absolutely great, one of my dogs was very naughty and being extremely difficult but she persevered and got some lovely shots of her. Like others have said she goes the extra mile to ensure the best photos for you. Also a very friendly and easy to talk to person who genuinely cares about your dogs and getting the job done well."

LornaLorna

"This was an excellent photo shoot. All photos were of a really good quality and captured the dogs personalities perfectly. This was a challenging shoot as we had 5 children and 3 dogs. Rhian was patient and made it fun for all involved. I loved the finished result so much I have bought all the images produced. Would definitely book another session."

StephiStephi

"From checking out the website through booking a gift voucher, arranging a photo shoot and ordering prints, we found Rhian to be friendly and efficient. We spent a wonderful sunny afternoon on the beach with her not being afraid to wade knee deep into the sea with the camera to take some great action shots. Her passion for all things canine, combined with her skill at photography, ensured fun with the dogs and some wonderful photos. Highly recommended."

HelenHelen

"I thoroughly enjoyed working with Rhian on my partners' dog Dolly's 'secret' shoot. The locations Rhian suggested were new to me and truly amazing. Dolly - a Parsons Jack Russell - was really enjoying herself throughout and loved playing games with Rhian. The resulting pictures are incredible. I know my partner Max is going to be thrilled with his 'surprise' birthday present this year!"

HarrietHarriet

"Can't recommend highly enough. Great experience, my dog Billie seemed to enjoy the shoot as much as I did! Rhian is very down-to-earth, approachable and friendly, and she was very understandable and patient with a very noisy dog!  She even waded out into the sea fully dressed to get the right shot!  I've already recommended her to two friends who are interested and wouldn't hesitate to do so again.  The only downside is now I have to choose from all the brilliant photos the one I want hanging on my wall!! Far too difficult a choice."

"Amazing photos! Working with in the dog industry as a trainer and owner of several dog related businesses I love Rhians attention to detail and desire to get the best shots she can! They truely are stunning and she has repeatedly captured my dogs true characters perfectly! I LOVE the photos i have had taken!!!"

"Such a fun photo session with the dogs having the best time. Rhian is really professional and goes the extra mile to get unusual and top quality photos. Very happy with the results!"

"We all really loved the photo shoot at stammer park. It was fun and Rhian knew all the best places to go for photo opportunities. She was very patient and took her time to get the right photos, I actually can't believe how many amazing photos she managed to get. I don't think there is anything she could improve on at all, prices are very reasonable and I would highly recommend Brighton Dog Photography.  I can't wait to book another shoot!"

We were lucky enough to receive a gift voucher for a photo session with the talented Rhian at Brighton Dog Photography but I would happily pay myself for the session as Rhian has really captured our dog's personality. From the first contact with Rhian she was friendly, helpful and even hand delivered the gift voucher so that she could meet out dog Bruno. We arranged the photo shoot for Bruno's 2nd birthday and Rhian was really helpful with suggestions of the best place and time to do the photoshoot. We eventually settled on Devils Dyke and it was a fantastic choice. Rhian met us promptly and had even brought Bruno a birthday gift which was lovely. Our dog is a really full-on Staffie and Rhian was incredibly patient and really worked hard to capture some fantastic photos of our boy. We were naturally very eager to see the photos following the photo shoot and Rhian posted a taster to her facebook page that same day. Three days later we had the entire set and were absolutely bowled over with them. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this talented and lovely dog photographer who clearly enjoys her job and isn't satisfied until she has captured fantastic photos."

"I was delighted with the pictures Rhian took of my Miniature Dachshund Percy, amazed too at all her tricks to get him to move in just the right way as he is not a natural performer! The photographs are amazing, brilliant colours, great poses and they show Percy off at his best. I would definitely recommend Brighton Dog Photography if you are looking for great pictures of your dog AND his personality."

"Bentley had great fun during his photo shoot and it shows in his photos. The lighting and composition is great in each one there were a lot to choose from. Everyone that sees his picture on the wall, compliments it and we are really pleased with it. Thanks Rhian!"

"I was so pleased to discover Brighton Dog Photography - I've honestly never come across anyone who photographs dogs as well as Rhian - all her shots are fab - Rhian did a great session with my dog Leti and got some great shots - one of which I had made into a canvas - would definitely recommend her".

Jayne Freer, Plymouth HeraldJayne Freer, Plymouth HeraldRead Molly's blog post

"Credit where credit is due. This woman has amazing eye for detail and a unique knack of capturing your favourite furry friend ‘in the moment’. Rhian knows exactly what to do to get the best snaps. She was great in instructing me on what to do to get Molly having fun with her ball while Rhian captured her best natural poses.Molly enjoyed every second of her shoot – and even better was shattered at the end of it and slept like a log that night. I’m delighted with the photos Rhian produced and a couple of my favourites have since been turned into canvas wall prints, Christmas cards - with the addition of homemade Santa hats - and fridge magnets! The house is covered."
Read the whole article on the Plymouth Herald website here.

Duncan Whitney-Groom, Out And About dog magazineDuncan Whitney-Groom, Out And About dog magazineRead Luca's blog post

"I've had Luca since she was a puppy and, having been disappointed by the pictures I've taken over the years, I decided to get some professional help. Rhian was extremely friendly and we had a lovely time - she has the patience of a saint!  I've never had much luck with Luca and warned Rhian that she wasn't very photogenic. Rhian or perhaps the buscuits proved me wrong! Rhian produced a lovely range of pictures and narrowing them down proved tricky but I was thrilled I had such a choice.

"I was given my first photo session with Rhian as a birthday present, i took along my two babies Lola and Neville and the photos we got were amazing, Now 2 more sessions on my house is filled with fabulous images that make me feel weak! It was so nice to finally meet a fellow dog lover that was as crazy about dogs as i was. Rhian always knows the best angles, light and positioning in order to get the perfect shot and it is never at the expense of the dogs happiness. My dogs have enjoyed every single shoot and have never gotten bored or annoyed, infact i think they genuinely enjoy having their photo taken and try and help Rhian as much as they can!! so...... Rhian is your woman for all your dog photography needs!!!"

"As my two lovely dogs are now getting on a bit, i decided to have some photos taken of them. Although i only went for the hour session with Rhian, we managed to get a good amount of photos in several locations along Lancing beach. Rhian was very helpful in instructing me of what to do with the dogs in order to get the best shots, and was happy to include shots that i was interested in getting, for example, including the beach huts. She was also very caring towards the dogs, making sure they didn't get too cold. If you do want your dogs photographed, i highly recommend this over the studio option. The dogs are in their normal environment so the shots achieved are natural and genuine. Im really happy with the shots i got and will cherish them forever."

"What can I say? We met Rhian with our two 14 week old Jack Russell/Cavalier King Charles puppies Max and Ben at Withdean Park. Despite the boys being young and wanting to stay with us she soon had them posing for the camera and she got the best shots ever of them. We loved every shot! We'll be meeting her again soon for some shots of them at the beach! Can't wait! I have no hesitation in recommending Rhian to anyone who wants fabulous shots of their dogs in their own environment."

"Wow! What can I say? We contacted Rhian to get some professional photos of our two Jack Russells, Pip & Arty. We had a 2-hour session followed by a 3-hour session in 3 different locations. What Rhian produced was way beyond our expectations. She took some stunning pictures that she produced in a book for us. We are just in the process of selecting a couple for canvas print besides ordering a couple more books & some prints. Rhian has a real talent for 'capturing the moment' & I would thoroughly recommend her if you have a desire to get your furry loved ones in print. we are truly thrilled with what she has done for us. Thank you Rhian!"


Mentoring

Julie NicholJulie Nichol Photography

“Rhian's mentoring course was excellent. As a budding dog photographer it was great to spend time focused on this subject and spending time looking at all aspects of setting up a business – marketing, advertising, pricing, customer service, photography skills … and loads more. Rhian gave me confidence about what I already do well and about my future success. She pitched mentoring at the right level and I came home buzzing with ideas and renewed enthusiasm.”

Barbara JacksonFocus on Pets Photography

“I learned so much on Rhian’s two day mentoring course, things I’d never even thought of about becoming a pet photographer. The marketing and social networking info was a complete revelation! The highlight for me was the practical aspect when we got to do two photo shoots with the wonderful Boo – she really is a star. I thought I knew quite a bit about photography beforehand, but the techniques needed to work with animals were completely different to those I’d used before and they’ve proved invaluable. It has helped so much having Rhian there afterwards when I need to ask a question or am unsure what to do next. It was a brilliant two day course which I’d highly recommend. Thanks Rhian (and Boo!)’.

AnonymousBasic workshop

“What a great workshop!! I spent several hours wondering around St Ann’s Well Gardens with Rhian and her delightful Boo on the Basics Workshop recently. Using Rhian’s great information and techniques as the workshop progressed, I soon found myself lying on the ground in Boo’s world achieving some great shots. Now full inspiration and confidence, I am practising my new skills on not only my own dog but dogs of family and friends before I book myself on the advanced course in a few weeks time. I really can’t recommend this workshop highly enough. Say goodbye to those boring “traditional” doggie snaps and discover amazing dog photography!!“

KatieBasic & Advanced workshops

"Set in some of the most picturesque locations in East Sussex, my 'Brighton Dog Photography' workshop experience was very enjoyable. The 'Beginner' course, set in Stanmer Park, was the perfect introduction; from entertaining your dog for some fantastic poses to skimming the surface on the more technical side of outdoor photography. Happily, for my 'Advanced' session I had Rhian's wisdom to myself for a one-to-one session, accompanied by her gorgeous pug Boo, on Worthing Beach. The shots I got over these two workshops are undoubtedly my best work, and I have used the skills and techniques I learned countless times now. Even though I didn't have my own dog to use as a model, I was able to 'borrow' fellow students dogs, and Rhian's model pooches as well, so don't be put off if you don't have your own dog! I can't recommend these workshops enough if you want to be able to take imaginative and fun shots of dogs in the future."

VickiBasic & Advanced workshops

"My husband and I attended both of Rhian's workshops. It wasn't the sunniest day for the basic but Rhian soon had us snapping away.  The boys were running around doing their thing while we snuck up on them trying to get a great shot.  She showed us some great techniques and ideas to keep them happy and posing! The advanced workshop was more in depth but just a much fun.  We could both get our cameras off of auto and on to shutter and aperture priority.  After a bit of practice and a casual walk with Max, Ben and Rhian we were getting some great shots.  The time passes far too fast but then it was home to keep practicing our newly learned techniques with our gorgeous models!"

SamSam

"Have been following Rhian's work on Facebook for quite some time and had been meaning to book in a photo shoot for a while. Finally booked it and wish I hadn't waited so long. The pictures are fabulous and really capture my 2 crazy beagles spirit and characters! Rhian was professional, friendly, really down to earth and great with the dogs. They can be very boisterous and have selective hearing when they want to but Rhian had fantastic patience with them and had a few tricks up her sleeve to get them to work it for the camera! I cannot recommend Rhian enough. We will definitely be back!"

"Don't hesitate in booking Rhian, as you will be thrilled with the results. She took some amazing pictures of my dog Billy and has given me photos that I will always treasure. They are by far the best photos anyone has taken of him. She has endless patience and made the day fun for both of us. Her talents shines through in her results. What more can I say? (Other than book it now!)".

JeffJeff

"Received a voucher as a birthday present, just after my new puppy Blink came into my life, and was so pleased to see it was with Rhian. Had some amazing shots of my German Shepherds and Collie previously and was really looking forward to seeing how she would capture Blink. Again, was over the moon with the shoot, so much time and effort taken to ensure we had some great shots, and preserved some of the puppy memories i have with Blink. AMAZING AMAZING AMAZING."

MichelleMichelle

"I've recently used Rhian and I was very impressed! So much so that I have booked another session for another of my dogs. I can't recommend Rhian highly enough - professional, kind, patient and most of all she takes fantastic pictures. So if it's high-quality doggie shots you're after look no further."

LucyLucy

"Such an amazing experience. We took our dog to Brighton Beach for a sun rise shoot with Rhian. Rhian was patient and calm when the dog wasnt performing and she spent over an hour ensuring she captured the dog in various poses! The result was some wonderful pictures which were just so great I ended up purchasing them all. An absolute must for dog lovers."

MelMel

Rhian was incredibly professional and patient as my boys decided to behave like divas and refused to co-operate with the shoot.  Being black and fluffy they are just about impossible to take pictures of but she got some great shots and kindly didn't include any pics of me puffing up and down to try and get the dogs hyped up! Although they look very much alike they are very different personalities and Rhian captured this beautifully in the photos."

ShelleyShelley

"I really couldn't be happier with the service I received from Brighton Dog Photography! Rhian was very patient with Bailey, especially when he decided to run off his toy and refuse to let any of us have it! The photos are absolutely AMAZING. I think I'm going to end up with one of every photo she took! I aim to book another shoot next year where we will hopefully have more sun!"

AmyAmy

"The photos are amazing and Rhian captured some really nice shots of all four of us together, the two dogs and myself and my husband. The session was very informal, fun and relaxed for all of us. My dogs felt at ease with her, as well. Since we came in from London via train, Rhian was also kind enough to collect us at our hotel.  I am having a difficulty deciding which portraits to order. I have posted the link to our photos on Facebook and my friends have also commented on how awesome they look. I am very pleased!"

MelanieMelanie

"The voucher was bought as a birthday gift for me after I kept going on about the pictures! Rhian is extremely professional and the quality of her photos outstanding and has a love of dogs herself which I think comes through in her photos. She definitely produces images that are a little different and really show the character of the dog. She also persevered in getting some good shots despite the sea mist! From the pictures Ellie enjoyed the photo session as much as we did and it will be a hard decision to pick just a few photos! Cannot recommend her enough and her vouchers make a truly unique gift if you have a four legged friend in the family! Wish Rhian every success for the future."

KevinKevin

"After speaking to Rhian and looking at the images on her website i felt quite confident that the photos would be good! We walked with my dog Holly and Rhian for a couple of hours, she made sure that Holly was having fun and didnt feel that she had to pose! The settings Rhian choose were perfect and the results are brilliant! I felt that Rhian really cared about what she does and how she got the shots! We all had a good time and I would recommend her to anyone and feel sure that we will get other shots done in the spring! Fantastic afternoon amazing results."

SusieSusie

"Rhian was absolutely great, one of my dogs was very naughty and being extremely difficult but she persevered and got some lovely shots of her. Like others have said she goes the extra mile to ensure the best photos for you. Also a very friendly and easy to talk to person who genuinely cares about your dogs and getting the job done well."

LornaLorna

"This was an excellent photo shoot. All photos were of a really good quality and captured the dogs personalities perfectly. This was a challenging shoot as we had 5 children and 3 dogs. Rhian was patient and made it fun for all involved. I loved the finished result so much I have bought all the images produced. Would definitely book another session."

StephiStephi

"From checking out the website through booking a gift voucher, arranging a photo shoot and ordering prints, we found Rhian to be friendly and efficient. We spent a wonderful sunny afternoon on the beach with her not being afraid to wade knee deep into the sea with the camera to take some great action shots. Her passion for all things canine, combined with her skill at photography, ensured fun with the dogs and some wonderful photos. Highly recommended."

HelenHelen

"I thoroughly enjoyed working with Rhian on my partners' dog Dolly's 'secret' shoot. The locations Rhian suggested were new to me and truly amazing. Dolly - a Parsons Jack Russell - was really enjoying herself throughout and loved playing games with Rhian. The resulting pictures are incredible. I know my partner Max is going to be thrilled with his 'surprise' birthday present this year!"

HarrietHarriet

"Can't recommend highly enough. Great experience, my dog Billie seemed to enjoy the shoot as much as I did! Rhian is very down-to-earth, approachable and friendly, and she was very understandable and patient with a very noisy dog!  She even waded out into the sea fully dressed to get the right shot!  I've already recommended her to two friends who are interested and wouldn't hesitate to do so again.  The only downside is now I have to choose from all the brilliant photos the one I want hanging on my wall!! Far too difficult a choice."

"Amazing photos! Working with in the dog industry as a trainer and owner of several dog related businesses I love Rhians attention to detail and desire to get the best shots she can! They truely are stunning and she has repeatedly captured my dogs true characters perfectly! I LOVE the photos i have had taken!!!"

"Such a fun photo session with the dogs having the best time. Rhian is really professional and goes the extra mile to get unusual and top quality photos. Very happy with the results!"

"We all really loved the photo shoot at stammer park. It was fun and Rhian knew all the best places to go for photo opportunities. She was very patient and took her time to get the right photos, I actually can't believe how many amazing photos she managed to get. I don't think there is anything she could improve on at all, prices are very reasonable and I would highly recommend Brighton Dog Photography.  I can't wait to book another shoot!"

We were lucky enough to receive a gift voucher for a photo session with the talented Rhian at Brighton Dog Photography but I would happily pay myself for the session as Rhian has really captured our dog's personality. From the first contact with Rhian she was friendly, helpful and even hand delivered the gift voucher so that she could meet out dog Bruno. We arranged the photo shoot for Bruno's 2nd birthday and Rhian was really helpful with suggestions of the best place and time to do the photoshoot. We eventually settled on Devils Dyke and it was a fantastic choice. Rhian met us promptly and had even brought Bruno a birthday gift which was lovely. Our dog is a really full-on Staffie and Rhian was incredibly patient and really worked hard to capture some fantastic photos of our boy. We were naturally very eager to see the photos following the photo shoot and Rhian posted a taster to her facebook page that same day. Three days later we had the entire set and were absolutely bowled over with them. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this talented and lovely dog photographer who clearly enjoys her job and isn't satisfied until she has captured fantastic photos."

"I was delighted with the pictures Rhian took of my Miniature Dachshund Percy, amazed too at all her tricks to get him to move in just the right way as he is not a natural performer! The photographs are amazing, brilliant colours, great poses and they show Percy off at his best. I would definitely recommend Brighton Dog Photography if you are looking for great pictures of your dog AND his personality."

"Bentley had great fun during his photo shoot and it shows in his photos. The lighting and composition is great in each one there were a lot to choose from. Everyone that sees his picture on the wall, compliments it and we are really pleased with it. Thanks Rhian!"

"I was so pleased to discover Brighton Dog Photography - I've honestly never come across anyone who photographs dogs as well as Rhian - all her shots are fab - Rhian did a great session with my dog Leti and got some great shots - one of which I had made into a canvas - would definitely recommend her".

Jayne Freer, Plymouth HeraldJayne Freer, Plymouth HeraldRead Molly's blog post

"Credit where credit is due. This woman has amazing eye for detail and a unique knack of capturing your favourite furry friend ‘in the moment’. Rhian knows exactly what to do to get the best snaps. She was great in instructing me on what to do to get Molly having fun with her ball while Rhian captured her best natural poses.Molly enjoyed every second of her shoot – and even better was shattered at the end of it and slept like a log that night. I’m delighted with the photos Rhian produced and a couple of my favourites have since been turned into canvas wall prints, Christmas cards - with the addition of homemade Santa hats - and fridge magnets! The house is covered."
Read the whole article on the Plymouth Herald website here.

Duncan Whitney-Groom, Out And About dog magazineDuncan Whitney-Groom, Out And About dog magazineRead Luca's blog post

"I've had Luca since she was a puppy and, having been disappointed by the pictures I've taken over the years, I decided to get some professional help. Rhian was extremely friendly and we had a lovely time - she has the patience of a saint!  I've never had much luck with Luca and warned Rhian that she wasn't very photogenic. Rhian or perhaps the buscuits proved me wrong! Rhian produced a lovely range of pictures and narrowing them down proved tricky but I was thrilled I had such a choice.

"I was given my first photo session with Rhian as a birthday present, i took along my two babies Lola and Neville and the photos we got were amazing, Now 2 more sessions on my house is filled with fabulous images that make me feel weak! It was so nice to finally meet a fellow dog lover that was as crazy about dogs as i was. Rhian always knows the best angles, light and positioning in order to get the perfect shot and it is never at the expense of the dogs happiness. My dogs have enjoyed every single shoot and have never gotten bored or annoyed, infact i think they genuinely enjoy having their photo taken and try and help Rhian as much as they can!! so...... Rhian is your woman for all your dog photography needs!!!"

"As my two lovely dogs are now getting on a bit, i decided to have some photos taken of them. Although i only went for the hour session with Rhian, we managed to get a good amount of photos in several locations along Lancing beach. Rhian was very helpful in instructing me of what to do with the dogs in order to get the best shots, and was happy to include shots that i was interested in getting, for example, including the beach huts. She was also very caring towards the dogs, making sure they didn't get too cold. If you do want your dogs photographed, i highly recommend this over the studio option. The dogs are in their normal environment so the shots achieved are natural and genuine. Im really happy with the shots i got and will cherish them forever."

"What can I say? We met Rhian with our two 14 week old Jack Russell/Cavalier King Charles puppies Max and Ben at Withdean Park. Despite the boys being young and wanting to stay with us she soon had them posing for the camera and she got the best shots ever of them. We loved every shot! We'll be meeting her again soon for some shots of them at the beach! Can't wait! I have no hesitation in recommending Rhian to anyone who wants fabulous shots of their dogs in their own environment."

"Wow! What can I say? We contacted Rhian to get some professional photos of our two Jack Russells, Pip & Arty. We had a 2-hour session followed by a 3-hour session in 3 different locations. What Rhian produced was way beyond our expectations. She took some stunning pictures that she produced in a book for us. We are just in the process of selecting a couple for canvas print besides ordering a couple more books & some prints. Rhian has a real talent for 'capturing the moment' & I would thoroughly recommend her if you have a desire to get your furry loved ones in print. we are truly thrilled with what she has done for us. Thank you Rhian!"

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