The Dog Project

Where dogs can pull faces, eat treats and have fun!

I believe we should all learn from a dog's wonderful optimism and love for life - they give 100% in whatever they do and in the love they give! My purpose with The Dog Project, and with every photo I take, is to celebrate all dogs, their unique individual personalities, and the emotional bond they share with you. I use professional lighting and camera equipement with a few tricks of the trade to explore the many sides of a dog's emotions and moods, and to capture in a split second the glimpses of their expressions. I am one of the most specialised dog photographers on the market, offering the best prices, the greatest number of edited digital images by far, and the fastest turnaround. My goal is to capture the most amazing portraits you'll want to hug forever!

Portraits you'll want to hug forever!

PETS WITH PERSONALITY!
Expressive studio portraits
Capturing the emotions and the many sides of your pet's personality
Fun and revealing portraits of your dogs - furry and naked
Specialised, artistic and contemporary
Generating memories... forever!
All photos by Ludo - Brighton, UK

'Through your photos I've seen expressions on my dog I had never seen before. Thank you' - David

WHAT I DO: PHOTOSHOOTS FOR INDIVIDUALS & COMPANIES

I organise photoshoots for all dog owners, associations, local events and pet businesses. Projects include a series of images for someone looking to celebrate the life and companionship of their pet, a bank of images for pet food brands, and even calendars for animal based associations. Images can be delivered as prints and digital files.I am currently based in Brighton, UK, and may travel across the country, the channel or the pond for the right projects.

My partnerships include animal shelters in Paris (SPA - Société Protectrice des Animaux), Franklin Pet Food, My Pet Agency, Handi'Chiens, Tout pour le Toutou Conciergerie, Pet & Co, Woof Run, as well as Instagram influencers Emma & Joy, Lingly & Maya, and Choupette Lagerfeld.

SUPPORT TO ANIMAL SHELTERS + TV DOCUMENTARY

In the last few years, life took me to several countries after being in the UK for almost 15 years. During this time I worked closely with animal shelters both in Copenhagen and Paris. Those photo sessions aimed at making positive and personality-based portraits of abandoned animals, such as dogs and cats, but also small mammals (also known as 'pocket pets'), in order to help them find a new loving home.Popular French TV channel C8 followed me during one of those sometimes challenging photoshoots for one of the most popular animal TV shows in the country, called 'Animaux à Adopter' (Animals to Adopt). The episode took place in the Saint Omer's shelter in the north of France with a wonderful team of selfless employees and volunteers! (see video below):

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CLIP: 'ANIMAUX À ADOPTER' (C8), SEASON 2, EPISODE 7, AIRED 11 OCTOBER 2019

PHOTOSHOOTS FOR DOG OWNERS

Dogs (and cats) may have a short life but their impact in our lives is intense. Through photography my primary goal is to capture expressive portraits and trigger emotions, so you can see and discover sides of your pet you may have never seen before, and turn them into funny and loveable prints to decorate your walls and home.Book a photo experience for your dog today, and get unusual images to hug forever!

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COMMERCIAL SHOOTS FOR COMPANIES & PET BUSINESSES

I regularly work with pet companies of all sizes to provide a particular image or bank of images to promote their products and services in a unique way.Feel free to contact me to share and discuss your project.

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PHOTOSOOTS FOR ASSOCIATIONS - CALENDAR FOR HANDI'CHIENS

Emotion packed images are the perfect way to draw attention to an important cause. For example, Handi'Chiens is a French association that provides fully trained assistant dogs for free to children and adults with a disability. Their calendar helped raise a huge amount of money to finance the training of their dogs. It takes £12,000 to train one dog.Assistant dogs are by nature sensible and may be perceived as emotionless, so the aim of this photoshoot was to capture their true, fun and individual personality, to give a dynamic and positive image of theses wonderful dogs.The photo session took place at the amazing Residence of the British Ambassador to France in Paris.

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PARTNERSHIPS & POP-UP EVENTS

The Dog Project sometimes takes part in local shows and events in order to create original pop-up photoshoots, such as Pet & Co at Ground Control in Paris, or the Woof Run in the ground of the Bertichères chateau.

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TESTIMONY - WHAT MY CLIENTS HAVE TO SAY

• Exceptional images. We love them!!!
• My dog's fur looks so real on the photos. Thank you for this superb experience.
• I laughed a lot when I saw the photos.
• We love all the photos. They were a great success when we showed them to our children and friends.
• Ludovic, our loving Bruce became a little angel yesterday after problems with his heart. You gave us a wonderful moment together 2 months ago and memories to keep and cherish forever, and for that I thank you from the bottom of my heart.
• Bravo and thanks again for these memorable shots.
• Thank you so much for the photos. It wasn't an easy task with my dog.
• The photos are a-ma-zing!! A thousand thank yous, it was a great experience with some wonderful memories to cherish.
• Ludovic, thank you for the wonderful images of my sweet shy doggie!
• You took some incredible photos of my dog Coco. They were very popular.
• Endless thank yous for the photos.
• I loooooooove them! I won't hesitate to refer you to the whole wide world.
• The photos are splendid. Thank you for your professionalism and taking time with our baby!
• I have discovered expressions in my dog I didn't know existed!
• I get emotional looking at your photos. And they're not even my dogs! I don't have dogs but I want one just so you can take photos.
• I can't recommend Ludovic enough. A skilled photographer, sensitive and lovely with both the dogs and their humans!!
• The referral is done and well deserved!

PETS WITH PERSONALITY

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WHO AM I - AND WHY SHOULD YOU TRUST ME?

I started to take professional photos of dogs outdoors playing in parks when I was living in Copenhagen, inspired by dog photographers based in Australia. What I didn't take into account is that the weather in Northern Europe is very different. When I moved to Paris a few years later I decided to focus on indoor portraits and never looked back. Studio portraits focus on the most gorgeous and expressive part of a dog - their head. Dogs have about 100 different expressions and most are made with their ears, mouth, eyes and eyebrows! Dogs know that creating eye contact with a human signals a level of trust and comfort. And that's what I am trying to capture with my portraits.

After 8 years abroad in Denmark and France, I am now back in Brighton to create unique and fabulous pet portraits for all the pets in the south east area. I spent many of my years in Brighton working as a care worker alongside children and adults with learning difficulties and challenging behaviour. Then during 8 years abroad I honed my photography skills and developped a particular style photographing hundreds of different dogs from extremely shy rescued Olaff to super energetic young Poppy, and all the personalities in between. Whether your dog is scared, timid, camera shy, or has ADHD, I have worked with all of them, creating amazing portraits and souvenirs for their humans.

Why would you want professional photos of you dog?
Because you love them and they are absolutely everything for you. They're your forever baby, your non-grumpy teenager who loves you the way you are. I use professional equipment and specialised lighting that freezes movement that smartphone cameras just cannot do.

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BOOK A PHOTOSHOOT

'Ludovic, our loving Bruce became a little angel yesterday after a sudden heart failure. You gave us a wonderful moment together two months ago, and memories to keep and cherish forever. And for that I thank you from the bottom of my heart.' - Melissa

BEFORE THE SHOOT:
To book a photoshoot you can message me on social media or use the contact form at the bottom of the page.
Once you selected your option and your deposit is through, your slot is booked for a specific date and time. I will then send you a short questionnaire to learn about your pet and give you some information about the session.
DURING THE SHOOT:
The shoot lasts around 60mn. During that time, we'll let your dog familiarise themselves with the place and me. You'll sign a short standard photographic form about the rights and use of the images. We'll take some photos, eat some treats, have a few breaks and more importantly we'll all have fun.
AFTER THE SHOOT:
I will email you all the photos once they're ready. The turnaround for edited images is currently 10 days.
I am one of the cheapest and most specialised dog photographers on the market, offering the fastest turnaround and the most edited digital images.

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CONTACT FORM

Whether you want photos for yourself, someone you love, an association or a business, you can message me using either the contact form or What's App right below:

info@thedogproject.info

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Celebrating dogs since 2013 | Copyright for all images © The Dog Project.info | Pet Photography in Brighton, UK


PRICING


SUMMER WOOF:
1 dog | 45mn session | 10x8 print | only £75
(£25 non-refundable deposit to book your slot)

SINGLE WOOF:
1 dog | 1hr session | 15 fully edited digital images | only £150
(£75 non-refundable deposit to book your slot)


GROUP WOOFFER:
2-3 hour photo session organised by you anywhere!
Just gather 8-10 participating dogs (6 in Brighton area - organiser included) | FREE shoot for the organiser's dog | only £100 per participating dog | 15 fully edited digital images each | Sessions can happen (almost) anywhere you like as long as the location is at least 4.50m x 3m, has electricity, is dog friendly, and accessible for me


GIFT VOUCHER:
Fancy offering a present for someone's birthday, leaving do, or any other occasion?
1 dog | 1hr session | 15 fully edited digital images | only £150


PRINTS AND PRODUCTS
Please contact me if you have any questions about prints you want to purchase.


BOOK NOW or ASK A QUESTION!